College Beach Volleyball & 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?

 

99 Schools sponsored varsity Beach Volleyball Programs in 2017-18:

        Average  Scholarship  Average  
  # of # of teams # of   Team Limit Athletic
Division   Schools Women's    Athletes Size  per Team   Scholarship * 
NCAA I 55 55 857 16 6 18,266
NCAA II 11 11 183 16 5 8,436
NCAA III 3 3 44 15 - -
NAIA 4 4 55 14 - 8,103
CCCAA 26 26 339 13 - -
Totals  99 99 1,478 15 - 11,780

Beach volleyball is recognized by NCAA Division I and II schools as an 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. NCAA I schools that do not sponsor traditional (indoor) Women's Volleyball are allowed an annual limit of 8 equivalency scholarships for Beach Volleyball. 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.

Weekly Time Commitment for NCAA Volleyball Players:
  Athletic Academic Total Hours
 Average Weekly Hours (In-Season)  Hours Hours per Week
NCAA I   Volleyball 35 37 72
NCAA II  Volleyball 34 42 76
NCAA III  Volleyball 29 44 73
Average 33 41 74
 
If you want to play College Volleyball expect the athletic commitment to require nearly as much time as the academic work load - basically 2 full-time jobs! And contrary to popular belief, Division III Volleyball requires the same commitment of weekly hours as Division I.  Source: NCAA Goals Study.
 
 
Do you have the skills to play Beach Volleyball in College?
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 Beach Volleyball players currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all 99 US College Beach Volleyball  team sites ... click on individual schools & see how you might compare.

 

 

Stats & Links to all US Colleges sponsoring varsity Beach Volleyball teams 2018:

* Statistics compiled & edited by Patrick O'Rourke CPA  Washington, DC

4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average *      Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Beach Volleyball teams  2017-18: City State Division Scholarship    In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Huntingdon College Montgomery AL NCAA  III                -         25,800      25,800 425 525 19 24 57% 504 376 880
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville AL NCAA  I          12,835         7,500      14,700 440 550 20 26 53% 2,360 3,032 5,392
Spring Hill College Mobile AL NCAA  II              6,463      35,794      35,794 500 590 22 27 44% 502 863 1,365
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL NCAA  I          18,631         8,040      18,368 490 660 21 28 58% 3,668 5,273 8,941
University of Central Arkansas Conway AR NCAA  I             9,710         8,224      14,447 460 540 20 27 90% 3,169 4,787 7,956
Arizona State University Tempe AZ NCAA  I          20,075      10,370      26,470 520 650 22 28 83% 22,020 16,741 38,761
Benedictine University - Mesa Mesa AZ NAIA               1,733      32,170      32,170 225 225 450
Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ NCAA  I          15,860      17,050      17,050 57% 5,251 9,291 14,542
Ottawa University - Arizona Surprise AZ NAIA            10,108      27,096      27,096 50% 381 240 621
University of Arizona Tucson AZ NCAA  I          30,560      11,769      34,967 79% 13,909 15,140 29,049
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo CA NCAA  I          14,975         9,075      20,235 590 700 26 31 29% 10,301 9,349 19,650
Cal State University Northridge Northridge CA NCAA  I          10,988         6,587      17,747 400 520 16 23 48% 13,103 15,953 29,056
Cal State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield CA NCAA  I             8,962         6,857      18,017 68% 2,782 4,280 7,062
Cal State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA NCAA  II              6,053         6,383      17,543 390 500 15 20 64% 8,282 11,721 20,003
Concordia University-Irvine Irvine CA NCAA  II              9,179      32,780      32,780 450 580 20 26 65% 651 1,121 1,772
Long Beach State (CSU) Long Beach CA NCAA  I             8,822         6,460      17,620 470 590 20 26 32% 11,977 15,827 27,804
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA NCAA  I          26,715      44,480      44,480 570 670 26 30 54% 2,605 3,382 5,987
Pepperdine University Malibu CA NCAA  I          27,512      50,022      50,022 560 680 26 31 37% 1,305 1,915 3,220
4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average *      Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Beach Volleyball teams  2017-18: City State Division Scholarship    In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Sacramento State (CSU) Sacramento CA NCAA  I          10,479         6,900      18,060 420 530 17 22 72% 10,031 13,150 23,181
Saint Mary's College  Moraga CA NCAA  I          20,195      44,360      44,360 470 570 22 28 80% 1,052 1,538 2,590
San Jose State University San Jose CA NCAA  I          16,967         7,418      18,578 470 590 20 25 53% 11,298 10,271 21,569
Santa Clara University Santa Clara CA NCAA  I          19,268      47,112      47,112 610 720 28 32 48% 2,664 2,669 5,333
Stanford University Palo Alto CA NCAA  I          28,526      47,940      47,940 700 800 31 35 5% 3,620 3,412 7,032
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley CA NCAA  I          14,706      13,509      40,191 650 790 31 34 17% 13,574 14,533 28,107
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA NCAA  I          18,101      12,920      39,602 590 760 28 33 18% 13,088 17,241 30,329
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA NCAA  I          40,054      44,494      44,494 520 630 23 28 71% 2,442 3,971 6,413
University of Southern California Los Angeles CA NCAA  I          30,087      52,283      52,283 650 770 30 33 17% 8,687 9,383 18,070
University of the Pacific Stockton CA NCAA  I          31,891      44,588      44,588 530 670 23 30 66% 1,566 1,809 3,375
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction CO NCAA  II              4,406         7,835      18,996 435 550 18 24 83% 3,447 3,805 7,252
Eckerd College Saint Petersburg FL NCAA  II           14,921      41,538      41,538 500 590 22 28 72% 670 1,220 1,890
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL NCAA  I             6,694         4,831      17,276 470 570 20 25 60% 6,964 8,751 15,715
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL NCAA  I          14,009         6,118      25,162 490 570 22 26 56% 4,743 6,066 10,809
Florida International University Miami FL NCAA  I          16,367         6,556      18,954 510 600 23 27 50% 11,312 14,608 25,920
Florida Southern College Lakeland FL NCAA  II           10,939      33,150      33,150 520 620 24 29 46% 848 1,475 2,323
Florida State University Tallahassee FL NCAA  I          21,198         6,507      21,673 550 640 25 29 58% 12,689 16,362 29,051
4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average *      Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Beach Volleyball teams  2017-18: City State Division Scholarship    In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL NCAA  I          16,310      33,930      33,930 49% 959 1,154 2,113
Saint Leo University Saint Leo FL NCAA  II           10,371      21,440      21,440 450 540 20 26 70% 3,050 4,505 7,555
Stetson University DeLand FL NCAA  I          19,747      43,240      43,240 66% 1,264 1,753 3,017
University of North Florida Jacksonville FL NCAA  I             8,850         6,394      20,798 520 600 21 26 65% 4,213 5,416 9,629
University of Tampa Tampa FL NCAA  II              5,941      27,740      27,740 500 580 22 27 48% 2,967 4,157 7,124
Webber International University Babson Park FL NAIA               8,144      25,358      25,358 412 510 17 20 50% 435 193 628
Georgia State University Atlanta GA NCAA  I          15,017         8,974      23,542 470 590 20 26 59% 7,725 11,337 19,062
Mercer University Macon GA NCAA  I          20,241      35,130      35,130 550 650 25 29 69% 1,632 2,380 4,012
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu HI NCAA  I          19,352      11,732      33,764 490 610 20 26 85% 4,759 5,917 10,676
Boise State University Boise ID NCAA  I          13,082         7,080      21,530 455 570 20 26 82% 5,855 6,495 12,350
Principia College Elsah IL NCAA  III       27,980      27,980 480 620 22 28 91% 235 244 479
Morehead State University Morehead KY NCAA  I          11,430         8,496      12,744 410 540 20 26 86% 2,378 3,414 5,792
Louisiana State University  Baton Rouge LA NCAA  I          31,036      10,814      27,491 510 630 23 28 76% 10,896 12,140 23,036
Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans LA NCAA  I          44,714      51,010      51,010 620 700 29 32 26% 2,717 3,770 6,487
University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe LA NCAA  I          11,190         8,284      20,384 490 680 20 25 76% 1,844 3,305 5,149
University of New Orleans New Orleans LA NCAA  I          11,923         8,484      22,301 470 630 20 24 60% 2,270 2,374 4,644
Stevenson University Stevenson MD NCAA  III                -         33,168      33,168 450 570 19 25 61% 1,094 1,971 3,065
Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO NAIA            15,200      24,924      24,924 410 520 18 23 51% 682 751 1,433
Missouri State University Springfield MO NCAA  I          12,085         7,060      14,110 490 613 21 26 84% 6,272 8,736 15,008
4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average *      Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Beach Volleyball teams  2017-18: City State Division Scholarship    In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Univ of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington NC NCAA  I             9,119         6,951      20,920 570 630 22 26 72% 4,791 7,122 11,913
University of Nebraska Lincoln NE NCAA  I          19,512         8,537      23,058 510 650 22 28 75% 10,022 9,359 19,381
University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM NCAA  I          17,393         7,340      21,929 480 600 19 25 58% 7,090 8,642 15,732
University of Oregon Eugene OR NCAA  I          24,617      10,761      33,441 490 610 22 27 78% 8,472 9,837 18,309
University of Portland Portland OR NCAA  I          22,134      44,104      44,104 540 640 61% 1,497 2,211 3,708
Coastal Carolina University Conway SC NCAA  I          18,970      10,876      25,120 470 550 20 25 61% 4,207 4,621 8,828
College of Charleston Charleston SC NCAA  I          14,989      11,805      29,963 500 590 22 27 84% 3,383 6,087 9,470
University of South Carolina Columbia SC NCAA  I          18,504      11,454      30,882 560 650 25 30 68% 11,018 12,929 23,947
Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN NCAA  I          17,554         7,689      22,929 463 563 19 24 89% 2,828 4,107 6,935
Carson-Newman University Jefferson City TN NCAA  II           11,463      26,360      26,360 440 560 20 26 63% 718 992 1,710
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN NCAA  II           19,586      21,050      21,050 440 560 19 24 50% 411 778 1,189
University of Tennessee-Martin Martin TN NCAA  I             9,371         9,088      14,848 480 590 20 25 67% 2,156 2,787 4,943
Abilene Christian University Abilene TX NCAA  I          19,183      32,070      32,070 470 580 21 27 51% 1,465 2,085 3,550
Houston Baptist University Houston TX NCAA  I          24,013      30,800      30,800 470 570 21 26 35% 817 1,343 2,160
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX NCAA  I          10,863         8,424      18,257 430 530 17 23 65% 3,439 4,812 8,251
Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX NCAA  II              7,872         8,049      21,355 430 540 17 23 82% 2,756 2,338 5,094
Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX NCAA  I          32,407      42,670      42,670 540 650 25 30 38% 3,381 5,210 8,591
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT NCAA  I          22,437         8,518      27,039 530 660 21 27 76% 9,286 7,795 17,081
University of Washington Seattle WA NCAA  I          20,272      10,753      34,791 580 710 26 32 45% 13,370 14,795 28,165
CCCAA Schools with Varsity       Average *      Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Beach Volleyball teams  2017-18: City State Division Scholarship    In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Bakersfield College Bakersfield CA CCCAA               -            1,326         7,822 2,832 3,531 6,363
Cabrillo College Aptos CA CCCAA               -            1,456         5,796 1,918 2,204 4,122
Cypress College Cypress CA CCCAA               -            1,140         6,156 2,350 2,861 5,211
College of the Desert Palm Desert CA CCCAA               -            1,327         6,926 1,892 2,051 3,943
El Camino College  Torrance CA CCCAA               -            1,142         5,678 4,103 3,933 8,036
Feather River Community College  Quincy CA CCCAA               -            1,461         7,821 228 247 475
Foothill College Los Altos Hills CA CCCAA               -            1,551         8,571 2,349 2,515 4,864
Fullerton College Fullerton CA CCCAA               -            1,138         6,010 3,518 3,710 7,228
Gavilan College Gilroy CA CCCAA               -            1,166         6,374 868 909 1,777
Golden West College Huntington Beach CA CCCAA               -            1,176         6,216 1,887 1,806 3,693
Grossmont College El Cajon CA CCCAA               -            1,386         6,948 2,754 3,272 6,026
Irvine Valley College Irvine CA CCCAA               -            1,142         5,846 2,676 2,280 4,956
Long Beach City College Long Beach CA CCCAA               -            1,182         7,350 4,179 4,815 8,994
MiraCosta College Oceanside CA CCCAA               -            1,152         6,216 2,309 2,829 5,138
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA CCCAA               -            1,184         6,728 4,553 3,897 8,450
Palomar College San Marcos CA CCCAA               -            1,338         7,078 3,861 3,310 7,171
Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA CCCAA               -            1,142         7,262 2,474 2,595 5,069
Rio Hondo College Whittier CA CCCAA               -            1,360         6,960 1,877 2,000 3,877
Riverside City College Riverside CA CCCAA               -            1,426         7,756 2,382 2,874 5,256
Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA CCCAA               -            1,326         7,766 2,935 2,850 5,785
San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA CCCAA               -            1,142         5,894 2,903 2,804 5,707
Sierra College Rocklin CA CCCAA               -            1,142         6,214 3,033 3,298 6,331
Ventura College Ventura CA CCCAA               -            1,388         7,050 2,019 2,243 4,262
Victor Valley College Victorville CA CCCAA               -            1,126         7,342 1,686 2,202 3,888
West Valley College Saratoga CA CCCAA               -            1,183         5,239 1,283 1,263 2,546
                                 


** Steps to College: A Quick Overview of the Recruiting Timeline **
               
               
              Senior year HS
               
               * Narrow your list of schools to 3 to 5, stay in contact with coaches on a weekly basis.

* Ask coaches for the timeline in which they will make offers.


* Quickly let schools know if you're no longer interested

* Contact players on your short list of schools, get their direct feedback on the school and program.

* Take official visits to schools on your short list, meet coaches and players.

* Complete FAFSA form, get college applications in early and apply to all schools on your short list.

* Keep your grades up - avoid Senior Slump!

* Character is key, make good choices every day. Who are you when no one is looking?

  * Post nothing on social media you may later regret. Don't let a 100 character tweet cost you a $100,000 scholarship!

* Receive,  consider and respond to all written offers from schools

* Make the decision - make sure it's your decision!
          Junior year HS  
             
          * Continue to research schools but  narrow your list to 10 to 15 schools.
 
* Keep in contact with coaches often , let them know of your continued interest and also if you're no longer interested.

* Continue to send videos & grades  to schools you are interested in.  Be your own advocate & keep your name out there!

* Ask coaches where you stand on their recruiting list and their timeline.

* Take SAT/ACT Tests.

* Look to attend Showcase games and tournaments and let coaches know  your schedule.

* Continue to play at the highest level of club/HS team you can. Get feedback on where you can improve skills.


* Make unofficial visits to schools you're interested in.

* Take AP courses, challenge yourself academically!
 
      Sophomore year HS    
           
      * Register with NCAA & NAIA eligibility Centers, complete  recruiting questionnaires for all schools on your list.

* Begin compiling highlight & game videos, consider setting up a channel within YouTube.

* Continue to research and update  your list and write coaches & schools. Send videos and/or links to videos.

*  Consider working with a speech coach to develop and improve communications skills - make a good first impression when you  talk to coaches

* Begin making phone calls to coaches, let them know your game / meet / match schedule  - stay on their  radars!

* Take SAT / ACT practice tests and/or test prep courses, keep your grades up.

* Pick a good attitude and show it. Recognize that nothing is owed to you just because you're a good athlete.
 
   
  Freshman year HS      
         
  * Continue your research  & compile an initial  list of 20 to 30 schools  you're interested in.  Rank schools based on the attributes that are most important to you

*Begin writing coaches of schools you're interested in, get on their radars and get your name out there!

* Play at the highest level of club/HS team you can. Ask your coaches where  you need improvement and set goals.

 * Look for College camps and clinics to attend.

* Good grades are critical ALL 4 years of HS - hit the ground running freshman year!    
 
* Consider working with a personal trainer to improve speed, strength and overall athleticism.
  
     
       
       
8th Grade        
         
* Research & start a list of colleges you're interested in.  Aim to begin writing college coaches during your freshman year of HS.

* Work on study and time   management skills,  important to get good grades beginning with Freshman year of HS!

* Character matters, make good choices … every day. Learn to be very careful of what you put on social media.

* Play at the highest level of club team you can.  Ask your current coach what you need to do athletically to compete well at the HS level.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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This is a quick overview of the recruiting timeline. Timetables may differ somewhat by sport, division, school and gender, but this provides a basic idea of the process. There are some constants that that apply to almost all athletes in all sports: Start the process early,  thoroughly research your schools, take care of your grades,  advocate for but be honest about yourself, be proactive and be responsive.

 

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