October 19, 2021

D3 Football

List Of Division III Schools

Division III football or D3 Football programs differ from Division I and II programs in several different ways:

1. D-III football programs are funded like any other department in the college.

2.  No football player in division 3 schools receives a college athletic scholarship, in fact the NCAA prohibits division 3 athletic scholarships, however athletes may receive other types of financial aid, which are sometimes as lucrative as an athletic scholarship.

3.  D-3 programs focus on the importance football plays on the athlete rather than the impact div 3 football programs have on the fans.

4.  Regional conference competition is emphasized in college Division III football.

5.  Diii schools pride themselves on focusing on academics more so than athletics.  div 3 football

Note: For a list of D 2 football schools, see a separate post.


    Birmingham–Southern College

  • (Notre Dame)
  • Trine University (Angola)
  • Wabash College (Crawfordsville)


  • Hendrix College (Conway)
  • University of the Ozarks (Clarksville)


  • California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena)
  • Chapman University (Orange)
  • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, a combined team of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges (Claremont)
  • University of La Verne (La Verne)
  • Mills College (Oakland)
  • Occidental College (Los Angeles)
  • Pomona-Pitzer, a combined team of Pomona and Pitzer Colleges (Claremont)
  • University of Redlands (Redlands)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz)
  • Whittier College (Whittier)


  • Colorado College (Colorado Springs)


  • Albertus Magnus College (New Haven)
  • United States Coast Guard Academy (New London)
  • Connecticut College (New London)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic)
  • Mitchell College (New London
  • Saint Joseph College (West Hartford)
  • Trinity College (Hartford)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown)
  • Western Connecticut State University (Danbury)


  • Wesley College (Dover)

District of Columbia

  • The Catholic University of America
  • Gallaudet University
  • Trinity Washington University


  • Agnes Scott College (Decatur)
  • Berry College (Mount Berry) [3rd Year Provisional Member]
  • Covenant College (Lookout Mountain) [3rd Year Provisional Member]
  • Emory University (Atlanta)
  • LaGrange College (LaGrange)
  • Oglethorpe University (Atlanta)
  • Piedmont College (Demorest)
  • Spelman College (Atlanta)
  • Wesleyan College (Macon)


  • Augustana College (Rock Island)
  • Aurora University (Aurora)
  • Benedictine University (Lisle)
  • Blackburn College (Carlinville)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago)
  • Concordia University Chicago (River Forest)
  • Dominican University (River Forest)
  • Elmhurst College (Elmhurst)
  • Eureka College (Eureka)
  • Greenville College (Greenville)
  • Illinois College (Jacksonville)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington)
  • Knox College (Galesburg)
  • Lake Forest College (Lake Forest)
  • MacMurray College (Jacksonville)
  • Millikin University (Decatur)
  • Monmouth College (Monmouth)
  • North Central College (Naperville)
  • North Park University (Chicago)
  • Principia College (Elsah)
  • Rockford College (Rockford)
  • Wheaton College (Wheaton)


  • Anderson University (Anderson)
  • DePauw University (Greencastle)
  • Earlham College (Richmond)
  • Franklin College (Franklin)
  • Hanover College (Hanover)
  • Manchester College (North Manchester)
  • Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute)
  • Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame)
  • Trine University (Angola)
  • Wabash College (Crawfordsville)


  • Buena Vista University (Storm Lake)
  • Central College (Pella)
  • Coe College (Cedar Rapids)
  • Cornell College (Mount Vernon)
  • University of Dubuque (Dubuque)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell)
  • Loras College (Dubuque)
  • Luther College (Decorah)
  • Simpson College (Indianola)
  • Wartburg College (Waverly)


  • Centre College (Danville)
  • Spalding University (Louisville) [4th Year Provisional Member]
  • Thomas More College (Crestview Hills)
  • Transylvania University (Lexington)


  • Centenary College (Shreveport) [1st year Provisional Member]
  • Louisiana College (Pineville)


  • Bates College (Lewiston)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick)
  • Colby College (Waterville)
  • Husson University (Bangor)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (Farmington)
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle (Presque Isle)
  • Maine Maritime Academy (Castine)
  • University of New England (Biddeford)
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (Standish)
  • University of Southern Maine (Portland)
  • Thomas College (Waterville)


  • Frostburg State University (Frostburg)
  • Goucher College (Towson)
  • Hood College (Frederick)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)
  • McDaniel College (Westminster)
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland (Baltimore)
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland (St. Mary’s City)
  • Salisbury University (Salisbury)
  • Stevenson University (Stevenson)
  • Washington College (Chestertown)


  • Amherst College (Amherst)
  • Anna Maria College (Paxton)
  • Babson College (Wellesley)
  • Bay Path College (Longmeadow)
  • Becker College (Worcester/Leicester)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham)
  • Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater)
  • Clark University (Worcester)
  • Curry College (Milton)
  • Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy)
  • Elms College (Chicopee)
  • Emerson College (Boston)
  • Emmanuel College (Boston)
  • Endicott College (Beverly)
  • Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg)
  • Framingham State University (Framingham)
  • Gordon College (Wenham)
  • Lasell College (Newton)
  • Lesley University (Boston)
  • Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley)
  • Mount Ida College (Newton)
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams)
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)
  • Newbury College (Brookline)
  • Nichols College (Dudley)
  • Pine Manor College (Chestnut Hill)
  • Regis College (Weston)
  • Salem State University (Salem)
  • Simmons College (Boston)
  • Smith College (Northampton)
  • Springfield College (Springfield)
  • Suffolk University (Boston)
  • Tufts University (Medford)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Dartmouth)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston)
  • Western New England University (Springfield)
  • Westfield State University (Westfield)
  • Wheaton College (Norton)
  • Wheelock College (Boston)
  • Williams College (Williamstown)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester)
  • Worcester State University (Worcester)


  • Adrian College (Adrian)
  • Albion College (Albion)
  • Alma College (Alma)
  • Calvin College (Grand Rapids)
  • Finlandia University (Hancock)
  • Hope College (Holland)
  • Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo)
  • Olivet College (Olivet)


  • Augsburg College
  • Bethany Lutheran College
  • Bethel University (Minnesota)
  • Carleton College
  • Concordia College (Moorhead)
  • Crown College (Minnesota)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • Martin Luther College
  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • North Central University
  • College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • St. Olaf College
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)


  • Millsaps College (Jackson)
  • Mississippi College (Clinton)
  • Rust College (Holly Springs)


  • Fontbonne University (Clayton)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis)
  • Webster University (Webster Groves)
  • Westminster College (Fulton)


  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln)

New Hampshire

  • Colby–Sawyer College
  • Daniel Webster College
  • Keene State College
  • New England College
  • Plymouth State University
  • Rivier College

New Jersey

  • Centenary College (Hackettstown)
  • The College of New Jersey (Ewing)
  • College of Saint Elizabeth (Convent Station)
  • Drew University (Madison)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham (Madison/Florham Park)
  • Kean University (Union Township)
  • Montclair State University (Montclair)
  • New Jersey City University (Jersey City)
  • Ramapo College (Mahwah)
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Pomona)
  • Rowan University (Glassboro)
  • Rutgers–Camden (Camden)
  • Rutgers–Newark (Newark)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken)
  • William Paterson University (Wayne)

New York

  • Alfred University (Alfred)
  • Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson)
  • Baruch College (New York)
  • Brooklyn College (Brooklyn)
  • Buffalo State College (Buffalo)
  • Cazenovia College (Cazenovia)
  • City College of New York (New York)
  • Clarkson University (Potsdam)
  • D’Youville College (Buffalo)
  • Elmira College (Elmira)
  • Farmingdale State College (Farmingdale)
  • Hamilton College (Clinton)
  • Hartwick College (Oneonta)
  • Hilbert College (Hamburg)
  • Hobart College (Geneva)
  • Hunter College (New York)
  • Ithaca College (Ithaca)
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York)
  • Keuka College (Keuka Park)
  • Lehman College (Bronx)
  • Manhattanville College (Purchase)
  • Medaille College (Buffalo)
  • Medgar Evers College (Brooklyn)
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point)
  • Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh)
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent (Bronx)
  • Nazareth College (Rochester)
  • College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle)
  • New York City College of Technology (Brooklyn)
  • New York University (New York)
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University (Brooklyn)
  • Pratt Institute (Brooklyn)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy)
  • Russell Sage College (Troy)
  • Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs)
  • St. John Fisher College (Pittsford)
  • St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn)
  • St. Lawrence University (Canton)
  • State University of New York at Brockport (Brockport)
  • State University of New York at Cobleskill (Cobleskill) [4th Year Provisional Member]
  • State University of New York at Cortland (Cortland)
  • State University of New York at Fredonia (Fredonia)
  • State University of New York at Geneseo (Geneseo)
  • State University of New York Institute of Technology (Marcy)
  • State University of New York Maritime College (Bronx)
  • State University of New York at Morrisville (Morrisville)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz)
  • State University of New York at Old Westbury (Old Westbury)
  • State University of New York at Oneonta (Oneonta)
  • State University of New York at Oswego (Oswego)
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh)
  • State University of New York at Potsdam (Potsdam)
  • State University of New York at Purchase (Purchase)
  • College of Staten Island (Staten Island)
  • Union College (Schenectady)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester)
  • Utica College (Utica)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie)
  • Wells College (Aurora)
  • William Smith College (Geneva)
  • Yeshiva University (New York)
  • York College, City University of New York (Queens)

North Carolina

  • Greensboro College (Greensboro)
  • Guilford College (Greensboro)
  • Meredith College (Raleigh)
  • Methodist University (Fayetteville)
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount)
  • Peace College (Raleigh)
  • Salem College (Winston-Salem)


  • Baldwin–Wallace College (Berea)
  • Bluffton University (Bluffton)
  • Capital University (Columbus)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland)
  • Defiance College (Defiance)
  • Denison University (Granville)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville)
  • Heidelberg University (Tiffin)
  • Hiram College (Hiram)
  • John Carroll University (University Heights)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier)
  • Marietta College (Marietta)
  • College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati)
  • Mount Union College (Alliance)
  • Muskingum University (New Concord)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin)
  • Ohio Northern University (Ada)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware)
  • Otterbein University (Westerville)
  • Wilmington College (Wilmington)
  • Wittenberg University (Springfield)
  • College of Wooster (Wooster)


  • George Fox University (Newberg)
  • Lewis & Clark College (Portland)
  • Linfield College (McMinnville)
  • Pacific University (Forest Grove)
  • Willamette University (Salem)


  • Albright College (Reading)
  • Allegheny College (Meadville)
  • Alvernia University (Reading)
  • Arcadia University (Glenside)
  • Baptist Bible College & Seminary (Clarks Summit)
  • Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr)
  • Cabrini College (Radnor)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh)
  • Cedar Crest College (Allentown)
  • Chatham University (Pittsburgh)
  • Delaware Valley College (Doylestown)
  • DeSales University (Center Valley)
  • Dickinson College (Carlisle)
  • Eastern University (St. Davids)
  • Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown)
  • Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster)
  • Geneva College (Beaver Falls)
  • Gettysburg College (Gettysburg)
  • Grove City College (Grove City)
  • Gwynedd–Mercy College (Lower Gwynedd Township)
  • Haverford College (Haverford)
  • Immaculata University (Immaculata)
  • Juniata College (Huntingdon)
  • Keystone College (La Plume Township)
  • King’s College (Wilkes-Barre)
  • La Roche College (McCandless)
  • Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster)
  • Lebanon Valley College (Annville)
  • Lycoming College (Williamsport)
  • Marywood University (Scranton)
  • Messiah College (Grantham)
  • Misericordia University (Dallas)
  • Moravian College (Bethlehem)
  • Mount Aloysius College (Cresson)
  • Muhlenberg College (Allentown)
  • Neumann University (Aston)
  • Pennsylvania State University, Abington (Abington) [4th Year Provisional Member]
  • Pennsylvania State University, Altoona (Altoona)
  • Pennsylvania State University, Berks College (Reading)
  • Pennsylvania State University, Erie (Erie)
  • Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (Harrisburg)
  • Philadelphia Biblical University (Langhorne)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Bradford)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (Greensburg)
  • Rosemont College (Lower Merion Township)
  • Saint Vincent College (Latrobe)
  • Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore)
  • Thiel College (Greenville)
  • University of Scranton (Scranton)
  • Ursinus College (Collegeville)
  • Washington & Jefferson College (Washington)
  • Waynesburg University (Waynesburg)
  • Westminster College (New Wilmington)
  • Widener University (Chester)
  • Wilkes University (Wilkes-Barre)
  • Wilson College (Chambersburg)
  • York College of Pennsylvania (York)

Rhode Island

  • Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
  • Rhode Island College (Providence)
  • Roger Williams University (Bristol)
  • Salve Regina University (Newport)

South Dakota

Presentation College


  • Maryville College (Maryville)
  • Rhodes College (Memphis)
  • Sewanee: The University of the South (Sewanee)


  • Austin College (Sherman)
  • Concordia University Texas (Houston)
  • University of Dallas (Dallas)
  • East Texas Baptist University (Marshall)
  • Hardin–Simmons University (Abilene)
  • Howard Payne University (Brownwood)
  • LeTourneau University (Longview)
  • University of Mary Hardin–Baylor (Belton)
  • McMurry University (Abilene)
  • Schreiner University (Kerrville)
  • Southwestern University (Georgetown)
  • Sul Ross State University (Alpine)
  • Texas Lutheran University (Seguin)
  • Trinity University (San Antonio)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (Dallas)
  • University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler)


  • Castleton State College (Castleton)
  • Green Mountain College (Poultney)
  • Johnson State College (Johnson)
  • Lyndon State College (Lyndonville)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury)
  • Norwich University (Northfield)
  • Southern Vermont College (Bennington)


  • Averett University (Danville)
  • Bridgewater College (Bridgewater)
  • Christopher Newport University (Newport News)
  • Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg)
  • Emory and Henry College (Emory)
  • Ferrum College (Ferrum)
  • Hampden–Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney)
  • Hollins University (Roanoke)
  • Lynchburg College (Lynchburg)
  • Mary Baldwin College (Staunton)
  • University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg)
  • Marymount University (Arlington)
  • Randolph College (Lynchburg)
  • Randolph–Macon College (Ashland)
  • Roanoke College (Salem)
  • Shenandoah University (Winchester)
  • Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar)
  • Virginia Wesleyan College (Norfolk)
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington)


  • Pacific Lutheran University (Parkland)
  • University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla)
  • Whitworth University (Spokane)

West Virginia

  • Bethany College (Bethany)


      • Alverno College
      • Beloit College
      • Carroll University
      • Carthage College
      • Concordia University Wisconsin
      • Edgewood College
      • Lakeland College (Wisconsin)
      • Lawrence University
      • Maranatha Baptist Bible College
      • Marian University (Wisconsin)
      • Milwaukee School of Engineering
      • Mount Mary College
      • Northland College (Wisconsin)
      • Ripon College (Wisconsin)
      • St. Norbert College
      • University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
      • University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
      • University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
      • University of Wisconsin–Platteville
      • University of Wisconsin–River Falls
      • University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
      • University of Wisconsin–Stout
      • University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
      • Wisconsin Lutheran College

(courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NCAA_Division_III_institutions)


Football by the Numbers Table

Schools Offering Football
NCAA Division I-A 120
NCAA Division I-AA 118
NCAA Division II 157
NCAA Division III 239
Junior College 69
Total 794
Athletic Scholarship Opportunities
Division I-A(per school) 85
Division I-AA(per school) 63
Division II(per school) 36
NJCAA (*varies per school) 85
Student-Athlete Participation
NCAA Division I-A 14,146
NCAA Division I-AA 11,958
NCAA Division II 15,655
NCAA Division III 23,120
NAIA 5,556
Junior College 5,031
HS Student-Athletes 1,109,278

Division III Stats Averages Table

The following are averages stats for Division III football players. It is important to remember that these are only averages that you should shoot for in your Freshman and Sophomore seasons. Some college football Division III players will have higher stats and some will have slightly lower stats, but most will fall within these ranges.

Preferred Grades for All Divisions: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT (out of 1600)

(tables courtesy NCSASports.org)

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