College Rugby & Scholarship Opportunities

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* What are my chances of playing college sports? ***** What schools can I get into?
* Where can I find college athletic scholarships? ****** What's all this going to cost?


31 Schools sponsored varsity Rugby teams during 2017:
               Scholarship Average Athletic
  # of  # of teams Total Athletes   Average  team size limit per team Scholarship *
Division  Schools Men's Women's    Men       Women  Men's Women's    Men       Women     Men       Women 
NCAA  I  10 3 8 167 215 56 27 - 12 9132 9,894
NCAA  II 7 4 6 154 147 39 25 - 12 7,255 7,735
NCAA  III 7 4 4 145 116 36 29 - - - -
Other 7 7 2 273 58 39 29 - - 3,149 2,988
Totals  31 18 20 739 536 41 27     4,767 5,032

 Statistics report student athlete participation at the collegiate varsity level only and do not reflect club or intramural teams.  Rugby is an NCAA Division I and II emerging sport for women and  is an equivalency sport which means athletic scholarships can be split into partial awards in any proportion up to the maximum allowed. For example an NCAA I school can award 24 women each a 1/2 athletic scholarship and still comply with the team limit of 12.  See our page on scholarship limits for more information.

 * Average athletic scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.     2016 College Rugby

 
Do you have the skills to play College Rugby?
What level of player are coaches looking for and who are you competing with for a roster spot? A good way to get an idea is to look at the high-school bios of rugby players currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all US College varsity  team sites ... click on individual schools & see how you might compare.

 

 

Stats & Links to all US Colleges sponsoring varsity Rugby teams:

US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Rugby teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
California Maritime Academy Vallejo CA NAIA   M 154 588 6,808 17,968 66%
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley CA NCAA  I M 12,109 13,275 13,509 40,191 640 770 30 34 17%
Quinnipiac University Hamden CT NCAA  I W 24,861 28,041 43,940 43,940 500 600 22 27 74%
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT NCAA  I W 12,189 10,023 38,300 38,300 59%
Life University Marietta GA NAIA   M W 7,218 4,959 11,220 11,220 59%
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge IA NJCAA  M        1,231      2,021 5,580 7,815          
Lindenwood University - Belleville Belleville IL NAIA   M 3,506 5,108 16,332 16,332 460 560 20 25 55%
Principia College Elsah IL NCAA  III  M - - 27,980 27,980 470 608 21 27 75%
Bethel College Mishawaka IN NAIA   M 8,015 7,273 27,390 27,390 440 560 19 26 66%
American International College Springfield MA NCAA  I W 9,365 12,146 33,140 33,140 390 500 17 23 63%
Harvard University Cambridge MA NCAA  I W - - 47,074 47,074 700 800 32 35 6%
Mount St Mary's University Emmitsburg MD NCAA  I    W 11,349 12,530 39,000 39,000 450 560 18 24 67%
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME NCAA  III  W - - 49,900 49,900 15%
University of New England Biddeford ME NCAA  III    W - - 35,630 35,630 480 590 20 29 85%
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte NC NCAA  II  M W 11,428 11,244 32,560 32,560 470 570 21 26 67%
Dartmouth College Hanover NH NCAA  I W - - 51,438 51,438 670 780 30 34 11%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Rugby teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
New England College Henniker NH NCAA  III  M - - 35,952 35,952 98%
LIU Post Brookville NY NCAA  II    W 12,799 14,867 36,256 36,256 460 560 19 24 81%
Molloy College Rockville Centre NY NCAA  II    W 8,034 8,491 29,100 29,100 490 580 21 26 76%
Paul Smiths College  Paul Smiths NY USCAA M W - - 27,103 27,103 69%
St Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure NY NCAA  I  M 12,313 13,030 32,331 32,331 470 590 21 27 66%
U.S. Military Academy West Point NY NCAA  I M W full ride! full ride! -0- -0- 610 710 26 31 10%
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville OH NCAA  III  M - - 25,680 25,680 520 620 23 28 79%
Notre Dame College Cleveland OH NCAA  II  M W 6,069 5,837 28,300 28,300 380 483 17 21 91%
West Chester University  West Chester PA NCAA  II  W 2,529 1,874 9,720 20,812 490 580 21 26 59%
Brown University Providence RI NCAA  I W - - 51,366 51,366 690 780 31 34 9%
Christendom College Front Royal VA USCAA M - - 23,990 23,990 24 28 85%
Castleton University Castleton VT NCAA  III    W - - 11,314 26,722 430 533 18 23 97%
Norwich University Northfield VT NCAA  III  M W - - 37,354 37,354 57%
Central Washington University Ellensburg WA NCAA  II  M W 4,180 4,076 7,719 21,522 430 550 17 25 82%
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling WV NCAA  II  M 5,749 7,756 28,110 28,110 450 560 20 25 61%
                             

 

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Do you have the skills to play College Rugby?
What level of player are coaches looking for and who are you competing with for a roster spot? A good way to get an idea is to look at the high-school bios of rugby players currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all US College varsity  team sites ... click on individual schools & see how you might compare.