College Bowling & Scholarship Opportunities

Play your Sport in College!                                                               

* 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?

138 Schools sponsored Varsity Bowling teams in 2017:
               # of Scholarships 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 33 - 33 - 292 - 9 - 5               -       15,969
NCAA II 27 2 27 24 237 12 9 - 5        6,538       6,978
NCAA III 13 2 13 12 109 6 8 - -               -                -  
NAIA  39 37 36 577 488 16 14 - -        7,108       7,268
NJCAA 23 23 21 190 123 8 6 12 12           592           766
USCAA 3 3 3 24 20 8 7 - -           150           119
Totals  138 67 133 827 1,269 12 10                6,612       7,452

Bowling is an official NCAA sport for women and  is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded to meet the limit per school.  For example, an NCAA I school can award 10 women each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the  limit of 5 per team.   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 specific 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.

 

Odds of a High School Bowler competing in College *
  Men17 Women
Number of US High School Bowlers  2016-17   29,105   26,110
Number of US College Bowlers (see table above)         827      1,269
% of foreign students competing in NCAA Bowling * - 2.5%
% of US High School Bowlers competing at any College Level 2.8% 4.9%
% of High School Bowlers Competing at NCAA I Schools - 1.1% 2017
 
* See our page on the Odds of a High School Athlete competing in College for more information
 
Do you have the skills to Bowl in College?
What level of Bowler 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 Bowlers 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 Bowling Teams:

4 Year Schools with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Bowling teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Alabama A & M University Normal AL NCAA  I     W   10,470   11,936 9,366 17,496 360 480 16 19 65%
Alabama State University Montgomery AL NCAA  I     W   11,480   12,129 9,220 16,156 360 460 16 19 46%
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL NCAA  I     W   16,528   16,674 8,040 18,368 520 668 22 28 60%
Arkansas State University Jonesboro AR NCAA  I     W   15,104   17,349 8,200 14,260 470 540 21 26 70%
Post University Waterbury CT NCAA  II      W      7,831   11,592 16,510 16,510 380 510 17 21 81%
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT NCAA  I     W   12,189   10,023 38,300 38,300 59%
Howard University Washington DC NCAA  I     W   17,166   17,960 24,908 24,908 490 610 21 27 49%
Delaware State University Dover DE NCAA  I     W   12,232   10,089 7,532 16,138 400 490 17 21 44%
Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach FL NCAA  I     W   10,905   14,601 14,410 14,410 -
Florida A & M University Tallahassee FL NCAA  I     W   10,577   15,595 5,785 17,725 420 530 18 23 51%
Webber International University Babson Park FL NAIA   M W      9,747      9,759 25,358 25,358 410 528 16 20 53%
Emmanuel College Franklin Springs GA NCAA  II  M W      5,710      8,204 19,330 19,330 400 530 34%
Life University Marietta GA NAIA   M        7,218      4,959 11,220 11,220 59%
Clarke University Dubuque IA NAIA   M W      4,802      4,954 30,900 30,900 440 560 20 25 72%
Graceland University Lamoni IA NAIA   M W      5,569      5,249 27,010 27,010 410 490 18 24 48%
Grand View University Des Moines IA NAIA   M W      6,339      5,480 25,474 25,474 400 540 18 23 98%
Morningside College Sioux City IA NAIA   M W      4,811      4,596 29,094 29,094 20 26 56%
Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids IA NAIA   M W      4,209      3,662 29,696 29,696 510 530 19 23 61%
Saint Ambrose University Davenport IA NAIA   M W      4,217      2,860 29,150 29,150 20 25 73%
4 Year Schools with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Bowling teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Waldorf University Forest City IA NAIA   M        8,012      7,947 21,260 21,260 420 460 18 22 66%
William Penn University Oskaloosa IA NAIA   M W   12,122   12,650 24,510 24,510 58%
Aurora University Aurora IL NCAA  III      W             -               -   22,830 22,830 460 530 19 23 77%
Elmhurst College Elmhurst IL NCAA  III      W             -               -   35,500 35,500 485 605 21 26 55%
McKendree University Lebanon IL NCAA  II      W      7,045      8,768 28,740 28,740 420 530 19 24 63%
Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL NAIA   M W      8,425      9,079 25,800 25,800 24%
University of St Francis Joliet IL NAIA   M W   10,258   11,134 30,840 30,840 470 630 21 25 51%
Calumet College of Saint Joseph Whiting IN NAIA   M W      8,758      7,712 17,570 17,570
Huntington University Huntington IN NAIA   M W      6,065      5,688 25,400 25,400 450 570 19 26 84%
Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne IN NAIA   M W      6,753      8,784 26,370 26,370 410 545 18 24 70%
Marian University Indianapolis IN NAIA   M W   12,666   10,378 31,500 31,500 450 550 20 26 56%
Valparaiso University Valparaiso IN NCAA  I     W      8,127   16,723 37,450 37,450 510 630 23 29 82%
Baker University Baldwin City KS NAIA       W   10,383      9,232 28,030 28,030 485 555 20 25 82%
Campbellsville University Campbellsville KY NAIA   M W         484         609 24,596 24,596 420 550 18 24 76%
Lindsey Wilson College Columbia KY NAIA   M W      8,029   10,870 23,762 23,762
Spalding University Louisville KY NCAA  III      W             -               -   24,388 24,388 480 600 18 23 50%
Thomas More College Crestview Hills KY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   29,450 29,450 420 510 20 24 88%
Union College Barbourville KY NAIA   M W      7,724      7,770 25,135 25,135 453 553 18 23 69%
University of Pikeville Pikeville KY NAIA   M W      4,442      4,497 19,600 19,600 400 470 18 23 100%
4 Year Schools with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Bowling teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg KY NAIA   M W      6,145      7,386 23,000 23,000 450 550 19 25 68%
Grambling State University Grambling LA NCAA  I     W   11,860   12,018 7,371 16,394 420 490 16 20 38%
Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA NCAA  I     W   17,339   18,410 9,117 25,851 490 630 21 27 64%
Southern University  Baton Rouge LA NCAA  I     W      6,561      7,662 9,332 19,332 420 510 17 21 79%
Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans LA NCAA  I     W   43,523   39,635 51,010 51,010 620 700 29 32 30%
Bowie State University Bowie MD NCAA  II      W      4,070      4,380 7,880 18,416 400 470 15 20 57%
Coppin State University Baltimore MD NCAA  I      W      6,545      8,654 7,438 13,168 410 500 16 20 37%
Morgan State University Baltimore MD NCAA  I     W   13,704   15,501 7,636 17,504 400 490 16 19 67%
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne MD NCAA  I      W      8,586   14,973 7,804 17,188 370 460 15 18 49%
University of Maine at Augusta Augusta ME USCAA M W         699      1,475 7,448 17,048
Adrian College Adrian MI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   34,890 34,890 440 573 19 24 61%
Alma College Alma MI NCAA  III      W             -               -   37,310 37,310 510 670 21 27 68%
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI NAIA   M W      2,485      2,563 30,062 30,062 21 26 72%
Concordia University-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI NAIA   M W      4,078      4,775 27,710 27,710 19 23 70%
Cornerstone University Grand Rapids MI NAIA   M W      5,677      4,286 26,860 26,860 463 580 19 25 73%
Lawrence Technological University Southfield MI NAIA   M W      4,953      8,107 31,140 31,140 500 630 22 29 55%
Rochester College Rochester Hills MI NAIA   M W      6,445      5,817 21,662 21,662 415 510 17 23 58%
Siena Heights University Adrian MI NAIA   M W      5,905      5,667 24,856 24,856 460 540 18 26 77%
Culver-Stockton College Canton MO NAIA   M W      9,386   10,179 25,415 25,415 430 520 18 23 56%
4 Year Schools with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Bowling teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Lincoln University Jefferson City MO NCAA  II      W      3,475      6,848 7,042 13,432
Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO NCAA  II      W      8,107      7,632 27,958 27,958 23 27 72%
Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO NAIA   M W   11,515   13,940 24,924 24,924 360 480 18 23 57%
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg MO NCAA  II      W      5,141      7,290 7,342 13,767 19 24 79%
Jackson State University Jackson MS NCAA  I     W      8,471      9,417 7,261 17,614 410 510 17 21 68%
Chowan University Murfreesboro NC NCAA  II      W      7,052      7,659 23,930 23,930 350 430 14 17 62%
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City NC NCAA  II      W      3,728      3,336 4,889 17,860 390 460 17 19 70%
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville NC NCAA  II      W      5,407      5,674 5,085 16,693 400 470 17 20 60%
Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte NC NCAA  II      W      7,849      8,009 18,236 18,236 350 440 15 18 46%
Livingstone College Salisbury NC NCAA  II      W      6,011      4,111 17,764 17,764 320 410 12 16 71%
North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro NC NCAA  I     W      8,415   11,712 6,372 19,132 420 500 17 21 60%
Saint Augustine's University Raleigh NC NCAA  II      W      5,238      8,675 17,890 17,890 320 430 13 17 58%
Shaw University Raleigh NC NCAA  II      W      8,087      8,674 16,580 16,580 60%
College of Saint Mary Omaha NE NAIA      W  n/a   n/a  29,954 29,954 61%
Hastings College Hastings NE NAIA   M W      6,189      4,926 28,250 28,250 430 500 20 26 71%
Midland University Fremont NE NAIA   M W   12,739   12,921 30,430 30,430 407 510 18 23 61%
University of Nebraska Lincoln NE NCAA  I     W   18,442   18,601 8,537 23,058 500 660 22 28 76%
Franklin Pierce University Rindge NH NCAA  II      W      3,084      4,860 34,050 34,050 410 520 19 23 80%
Caldwell University Caldwell NJ NCAA  II      W      9,008      8,465 32,650 32,650 430 550 18 24 64%
4 Year Schools with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Bowling teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck NJ NCAA  I      W   18,688   26,172 37,988 37,988 460 560 18 23 80%
Felician University Rutherford NJ NCAA  II      W      7,945      8,834 32,990 32,990 400 500 15 21 79%
Monmouth University West Long Branch NJ NCAA  I     W   16,098   15,877 35,364 35,364 470 550 20 25 74%
New Jersey City University Jersey City NJ NCAA  III      W             -               -   11,430 20,458 390 500 87%
Saint Peter's University Jersey City NJ NCAA  I      W   13,269   16,433 35,192 35,192 420 515 16 21 67%
Adelphi University Garden City NY NCAA  II      W      9,791   10,514 35,740 35,740 510 620 19 25 72%
Daemen College Amherst NY NCAA  II      W      5,548      4,807 26,940 26,940 51%
LIU Brooklyn Brooklyn NY NCAA  I      W   24,572   35,366 36,256 36,256 91%
Medaille College Buffalo NY NCAA  III      W             -               -   27,276 27,276 370 500 15 23 69%
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 Francis College Brooklyn Heights NY NCAA  I      W   12,445   15,200 25,300 25,300 400 500 17 22 79%
Notre Dame College Cleveland OH NCAA  II  M W      6,069      5,837 28,300 28,300 380 483 17 21 91%
University of Northwestern Ohio Lima OH NAIA   M W      5,018      6,299 10,440 10,440
Ursuline College Pepper Pike OH NCAA  II      W             -     12,937 29,940 29,940 440 535 19 24 88%
Southwestern Christian University Bethany OK NAIA   M        6,723      6,766 13,080 13,080 430 600 17 24 48%
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia PA NCAA  II      W      3,469      5,113 34,140 34,140 420 530 17 24 93%
Kutztown University  Kutztown PA NCAA  II      W      1,431      1,540 9,618 20,710 430 520 17 22 82%
Mount Aloysius College Cresson PA NCAA  III      W             -               -   21,850 21,850 430 510 17 21 73%
4 Year Schools with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Bowling teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Penn State - Altoona Altoona PA NCAA  III      W             -               -   14,828 22,834 450 550 20 24 89%
Saint Francis University Loretto PA NCAA  I     W   13,384   16,308 33,344 33,344 470 590 21 26 74%
Thiel College Greenville PA NCAA  III      W             -               -   29,740 29,740 420 520 17 21 61%
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Bradford PA NCAA  III      W             -               -   13,608 24,630 450 530 18 23 63%
Martin Methodist College Pulaski TN NAIA   M W   15,712   17,530 23,708 23,708
Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens TN NAIA   M W   13,732   12,826 23,000 23,000 420 500 19 25 65%
Vanderbilt University Nashville TN NCAA  I     W   49,486   35,433 45,610 45,610 720 800 32 35 12%
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins TX NAIA   M W      6,376      5,825 11,720 11,720
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX NCAA  I     W   10,213      9,153 10,059 23,378 390 470 16 20 86%
Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX NCAA  I     W   10,188   11,160 7,762 17,554 440 540 19 24 73%
Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX NCAA  I     W      9,758   10,797 7,716 17,508 450 550 19 24 62%
Texas Southern University Houston TX NCAA  I     W   13,178   11,614 9,000 21,240 370 460 15 19 51%
Hampton University Hampton VA NCAA  I     W   16,175   17,313 24,242 24,242 470 550 20 24 69%
Norfolk State University Norfolk VA NCAA  I     W   11,337   14,932 8,738 20,340 350 450 15 19 79%
Virginia State University Petersburg VA NCAA  II      W      4,184      6,753 8,472 19,002 380 460 15 21 77%
Virginia Union University Richmond VA NCAA  II      W      8,322      6,873 17,034 17,034 340 430 14 18 49%
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater WI NCAA  III      W             -               -   7,650 16,223 490 590 20 25 80%
Viterbo University La Crosse WI NAIA   M W      1,942      1,667 26,150 26,150 490 520 21 26 66%
Salem International University Salem WV NCAA  II      W      8,885   10,659 14,600 14,600
                             


Two Year Schools sponsoring varsity Bowling teams:

The following schools are primarily junior & community colleges, however some 4 year schools that compete within 2 year athletic associations such as the NJCAA  are classified as 2 year schools for this presentation.

NJCAA / 2 Year Schools with    Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees
Varsity Bowling teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State
Iowa Central CC Fort Dodge IA NJCAA  M W      1,231      2,021 5,580 7,815
Southwestern CC Creston IA NJCAA  M W      1,106      2,087 5,490 5,700
Highland CC Freeport IL NJCAA  M W      1,430      1,520 5,655 5,751
Vincennes University Vincennes IN NJCAA   M        6,318      8,743 5,575 13,184
Kirtland CC Roscommon MI NJCAA  M W      1,700      1,111 5,370 7,980
Muskegon CC Muskegon MI NJCAA  M W         709         891 8,870 11,870
Schoolcraft College Livonia MI NJCAA   M W         808      1,080 5,216 7,316
Wayne County CC  Detroit MI NJCAA  M W         158         280 3,107 3,842
NHTI-Concord's CC Concord NH USCAA M W             -               -   7,104 15,264
Adirondack CC Queensbury NY NJCAA  M W             -               -   4,693 8,869
Cayuga County CC Auburn NY NJCAA  M               -               -   5,043 9,542
Corning CC Corning NY NJCAA  M W             -               -   4,872 9,186
Erie CC Buffalo NY NJCAA  M W            37            54 5,408 10,141
Herkimer College Herkimer NY NJCAA  M W             -               -   4,980 8,010
Hudson Valley CC Troy NY NJCAA  M W             -               -   5,426 9,726
Mohawk Valley CC Utica NY NJCAA  M W             -               -   4,860 8,944
Rockland CC Suffern NY NJCAA  M W         140             -   4,815 9,245
Schenectady County CC Schenectady NY NJCAA  M W             -               -   4,368 8,088
Suffolk County CC Selden NY NJCAA  M W             -               -   5,500 10,270
Westchester CC Valhalla NY NJCAA  M W             -              71 4,723 12,213
CC of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA NJCAA  M W             -               -   7,520 10,751
Johnson College Scranton PA NJCAA  M W             -               -   18,235 18,235
Pennsylvania Highlands CC Johnstown PA NJCAA  M W             -               -   7,950 11,010
Westmoreland County CC Youngwood PA NJCAA  M W             -               -   8,910 12,570
                   

 

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