College Equestrian & Scholarship Opportunities

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77 Schools sponsored varsity Equestrian teams during 2018-19:
      Average  Scholarship  
  # of  Total   Team limit per team  Average 
Division  Schools    Athletes  Size    Men      Women  Scholarship * 
NCAA  I  19 703 37  -  15 17,186 2018
NCAA  II 4 124 31  -  15 6,487
NCAA  III 16 454 28  -   -   - 
IHSA 38 1,026 28  -   -  data n/a
Totals  77 2,307 30           2017

Equestrian is an emerging women's sport for NCAA I and  II schools  and an equivalency sport for  scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded to meet the limit per school.  For example, an NCAA  I school can award 30 participants each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the  limit of 15 per team.  The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) is the governing body for schools competing in NCAA sanctioned equestrian.  Many NCAA member schools compete within the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA)  and are not subject to the NCAA scholarship limits. There are no men's varsity teams, however some equestrian teams are coed.

 * 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.

% Receiving FA reported in the tables below is the percentage of ALL undergrads (athletes & non-athletes) who received financial assistance directly from the school (i.e. scholarships & grants). Avr School FA Award is the average amount of the award received by those students who received financial assistance directly from the school.

SAT & ACT percentiles: The tables below report the mid-range for SAT Math and ACT Composite scores of the school's entering class. 50% of incoming students scored within the range reported, 25% scored at or below the low end of the range (25th percentile) and 25% scored at or above the high end of the range (75th percentile).

Athletic Scholarship Averages for NCAA I Equestrian teams:
 
NCAA I Equestrian Teams
Average Low  High  
       
Scholarships awarded per team 41 36 47
       
Average Scholarship per team  $     10,462  $         5,677  $       17,196
 
 These are the results of our survey of NCAA I schools that sponsored varsity equestrian teams during their 2016 fiscal years. Number of scholarships awarded is per team, so  typically only 25% or so will be available for the incoming athletes.


Do you have the skills to compete in College Equestrian?
What level of rider 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 equestrians 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 compare. 

 

 

 Stats & Links to all US Colleges sponsoring Equestrian teams 2019:

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

Schools with Varsity       Competes Avr Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Graduation Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Equestrian  teams  2019: City State Division Within : Scholarship *  In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Auburn University Auburn  AL NCAA  I NCAA  I       33,245     10,968     29,640 560 660 24 30 84% 77%    23,964 62%      8,385
Judson College Marion AL NCCAA   IHSA     17,896     17,896 18 25 51% 32%          315 99%    10,148
College of the Sequoias Visalia CA CCCAA IHSA                -         1,390       7,186 29%    12,277 -
Fresno State (CSU) Fresno CA NCAA  I NCAA  I       16,545       6,585     18,465 450 550 16 22 59% 56%    22,261 57%      6,040
Reedley College Reedley CA CCCAA IHSA                -         1,304       6,944 24%    10,562 -          750
University of California-Davis Davis CA NCAA  I NCAA  I       13,914     14,419     42,433 570 700 25 32 43% 85%    30,066 60%      9,147
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT NCAA  I NCAA  I       11,386     39,820     39,820 60% 72%      5,603 96%    14,642
Delaware State University Dover DE NCAA  I NCAA  I       11,040       7,868     16,904 400 490 17 21 45% 37%      4,050 61%      7,147
Berry College Mount Berry GA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       35,176     35,176 550 640 24 29 62% 64%      1,978 100%    18,259
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah GA NAIA   IHSA       12,976     36,410     36,410 500 600 21 27 93% 65%    10,674 97%    11,475
University of Georgia Athens GA NCAA  I NCAA  I       24,807     11,818     30,392 590 680 26 31 54% 85%    28,848 18%      6,838
Wesleyan College Macon GA NCAA III IHSA     22,370     22,370 490 580 21 24 47% 56%          564 100%    11,129
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods  St Mary Woods IN USCAA IHSA         5,321     29,510     29,510 440 520 18 23 76% 57%          660 97%    16,179
Colby CC Colby KS NJCAA  IHSA         1,713       3,600       5,130 47%      1,345 61%      2,928
Midway University Midway KY NAIA   IHSA         4,416     23,950     23,950 470 590 18 23 57% 52%      1,002 67%    10,942
Becker College Worcester MA NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       38,250     38,250 480 570 20 26 69% 38%      1,882 100%    17,114
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       10,012     16,152 490 570 18 24 80% 59%      9,558 43%      2,340
Endicott College Beverly MA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       32,154     32,154 81% 75%      3,344 92%    12,753
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA NCAA  III  NCAA  III      47,940     47,940 630 750 29 33 51% 86%      2,210 75%    30,022
Schools with Varsity       Competes Avr Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Graduation Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Equestrian  teams  2019: City State Division Within : Scholarship *  In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Stonehill College Easton MA NCAA  II  NCAA  II          5,975     41,300     41,300 72% 80%      2,498 99%    21,937
Univ of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       13,571     28,285 500 590 19 26 84% 48%      6,763 73%      5,044
Goucher College Baltimore MD NCAA  III  IHSA                -       43,440     43,440 79% 66%      1,538 100%    26,306
Adrian College Adrian MI NCAA  III  IHSA                -       36,010     36,010 470 568 19 25 60% 52%      1,671 100%    20,469
Albion College Albion MI NCAA  III  IHSA                -       43,050     43,050 500 590 20 26 71% 57%      1,568 100%    30,915
University of Minnesota-Crookston Crookston MN NCAA  II  NCAA  II          4,545     11,814     11,814 490 560 19 24 69% 54%      2,834 88%      5,286
St Andrews University Laurinburg NC NAIA   IHSA         6,790     25,874     25,874 403 568 16 23 41% 35%          638 92%    13,712
Colby-Sawyer College New London NH NCAA  III  IHSA                -       41,186     41,186 87% 59%          982 97%    26,626
Dartmouth College Hanover NH NCAA  I NCAA  I                -       53,368     53,368 720 790 30 34 10% 96%      4,410 45%    45,279
Drew University Madison NJ NCAA  III  IHSA                -       49,468     49,468 63% 62%      1,537 97%    31,379
Alfred University Alfred NY NCAA  III  IHSA                -       28,114     28,114 500 600 21 26 63% 53%      1,707 100%    16,266
Cazenovia College Cazenovia NY NCAA  III  IHSA                -       33,656     33,656 92% 54%          893 100%    24,689
Cornell University Ithaca NY NCAA  I NCAA  I                -       52,853     52,853 700 790 31 34 13% 93%    14,907 45%    36,611
Hartwick College Oneonta NY NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       44,134     44,134 460 560 21 26 89% 54%      1,201 100%    26,261
Keuka College Keuka Park NY NCAA  III  IHSA                -       30,946     30,946 490 570 19 24 70% 57%      1,647 98%    15,714
LIU Brooklyn Brooklyn NY NCAA  I  NCAA  I       30,911     36,978     36,978 500 630 19 27 84% 35%      3,945 91%    13,734
Morrisville State College Morrisville NY NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -         8,249     17,899 450 540 18 23 72% 28%      3,063 87%      1,651
Nazareth College Rochester NY NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       33,549     33,549 63% 67%      2,194 97%    15,864
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville NY NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       54,010     54,010 590 680 27 31 53% 79%      1,399 77%    27,843
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       52,596     52,596 595 700 27 31 25% 87%      2,680 42%    39,795
Schools with Varsity       Competes Avr Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Graduation Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Equestrian  teams  2019: City State Division Within : Scholarship *  In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
St Lawrence University Canton NY NCAA  III  IHSA                -       52,990     52,990 600 680 26 30 48% 85%      2,414 100%    30,217
SUNY at New Paltz New Paltz NY NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -         7,775     17,625 540 620 23 28 44% 72%      6,733 56%      2,016
SUNY College at Cobleskill Cobleskill NY NCAA  III  IHSA                -         8,139     17,789 430 530 17 22 94% 44%      2,291 81%      1,838
SUNY College at Geneseo Geneseo NY NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -         8,408     18,026 550 650 24 29 72% 77%      5,556 54%      2,747
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Alfred NY NCAA  III  IHSA                -         8,327       8,327 470 570 19 25 68% 52%      3,686 82%      1,925
Tiffin University Tiffin OH NCAA  II  IHSA         5,650     24,000     24,000 69% 28%      2,243 93%    12,320
University of Findlay Findlay OH NCAA  II  IHSA         5,619     33,320     33,320 490 620 21 27 75% 61%      3,562 100%    19,153
Wilmington College Wilmington OH NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       25,000     25,000 480 620 19 24 84% 58%      1,169 99%    11,930
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Miami OK NJCAA  IHSA         2,443       4,448     10,238 22%      2,055 51%      4,988
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell OK NAIA   IHSA         4,280       6,196       6,196 14%      1,138 73%      2,119
Oklahoma State University Stillwater OK NCAA  I NCAA  I         9,568       8,738     23,776 530 630 22 28 74% 62%    20,992 73%      7,494
Alvernia University Reading PA NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       33,640     33,640 470 570 18 24 71% 60%      2,251 100%    15,227
Bucks County CC Newtown PA NJCAA  IHSA                -         8,138     11,858 17%      7,784 4%      2,640
Delaware Valley University Doylestown PA NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       38,000     38,000 480 570 19 25 66% 56%      1,992 100%    19,925
Seton Hill University Greensburg PA NCAA  II  NCAA  II          8,877     34,660     34,660 75% 58%      2,092 98%    19,832
Brown University Providence RI NCAA  I NCAA  I                -       53,419     53,419 700 790 31 35 8% 95%      6,988 41%    40,817
Johnson & Wales University Providence RI NCAA  III  IHSA                -       31,508     31,508 88% 63%      7,710 99%    16,493
Roger Williams University Bristol RI NCAA  III  IHSA                -       33,336     33,336 82% 65%      4,703 97%    13,084
Salve Regina University Newport RI NCAA  III  NCAA  III                 -       38,986     38,986 72% 71%      2,180 99%    19,677
Schools with Varsity       Competes Avr Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Graduation Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Equestrian  teams  2019: City State Division Within : Scholarship *  In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
College of Charleston Charleston SC NCAA  I  NCAA  I        14,508     12,422     30,810 520 600 22 27 80% 69%      9,895 37%      6,289
Converse College Spartanburg SC NCAA II IHSA     17,680     17,680 470 560 20 26 71% 72%          918 83%      5,600
University of South Carolina Columbia SC NCAA  I NCAA  I       20,598     11,862     31,962 580 670 25 30 72% 75%    26,362 62%      2,839
South Dakota State University Brookings SD NCAA  I NCAA  I         8,598       8,441     11,689 500 630 20 26 91% 55%    10,885 53%      2,695
Sewanee-The University of the South Sewanee TN NCAA  III  IHSA                -       45,120     45,120 47% 77%      1,702 89%    21,707
University of Tennessee-Martin Martin TN NCAA  I NCAA  I         8,835       9,236     14,996 20 25 62% 50%      6,330 78%      3,284
Baylor University Waco TX NCAA  I NCAA  I       25,816     43,790     43,790 590 680 26 31 39% 77%    14,316 97%    19,812
Southern Methodist University Dallas TX NCAA  I NCAA  I       44,657     52,498     52,498 640 730 28 32 49% 81%      6,452 76%    31,888
Texas A & M University College Station TX NCAA  I NCAA  I       17,641     11,234     36,606 570 690 25 30 71% 82%    53,065 48%      5,243
Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX NCAA  I NCAA  I       34,464     44,760     44,760 560 670 25 30 41% 83%      9,011 68%    23,749
West Texas A & M University Canyon TX NCAA  II  NCAA  II          6,548       7,846       9,117 490 580 19 23 61% 41%      7,394 37%      2,611
Emory & Henry College Emory VA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       33,700     33,700 490 580 19 25 72% 52%      1,000 100%    23,108
Ferrum College Ferrum VA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       33,025     33,025 420 530 15 22 72% 35%      1,137 99%    17,438
Hollins University Roanoke VA NCAA III IHSA     38,285     38,285 530 615 23 28 48% 62%          645 100%    29,026
Lynchburg College Lynchburg VA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       37,690     37,690 490 580 19 24 75% 59%      2,050 100%    21,200
Randolph College Lynchburg VA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       38,155     38,155 460 580 19 25 86% 59%          663 100%    22,487
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar  VA NCAA  III  NCAA  III      37,155     37,155 463 550 20 28 93% 54%          319 99%    27,566
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg VA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       12,128     27,374 530 610 22 27 73% 71%      4,398 79%      3,458
Washington & Lee University Lexington VA NCAA  III  IHSA                -       50,170     50,170 670 750 31 33 22% 92%      1,827 52%    41,556
                                 

 

        
 
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