College Rowing & 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?

 

Odds of a High School Rower competing in College:
          Men Women
Estimated Number of US High School Age Team / Club Rowers              19,747              21,839
Number of College Rowers (see table below)                2,926                5,660
% of US High School Rowers competing at any College Level 10.3% 18.3%
% of US High School Rowers Competing at NCAA I Schools 6.0% 12.4% 2017
Odds of a US High School Rower making an NCAA I, II or III Roster                10:1                6:1  
Odds of a US High School Rower making an NCAA I Roster                17:1                8:1
  2018
*  See our page on the Odds of a High School Athlete competing in College for more information
 

 

% of NCAA Rowers who competed on a club team in High School:
NCAA Rowers (All Divisions)  rowing 2018
   
Participated on Club team in High School 46%
Participated on High School team 39%
 
A significant percentage of college rowers participated in other sports during high school and did not begin rowing until college.   Source: NCAA Goals Study

 

Weekly Time Commitment for NCAA Rowers:

  Athletic Academic Total Hours 2018
 Average Weekly Hours (In-Season)  Hours Hours per Week
NCAA I  Rowing 30 42 72
NCAA II Rowing 26 47 73
NCAA III Rowing 29 48 77
Average 28 46 74

If you want to row in college expect the athletic commitment to come close to a 2nd full time job.  And contrary to popular belief, Division III rowing requires virtually the same commitment of weekly hours as Division I.  Developing efficient time management skills is key to becoming  a successful student-athlete.
  Source: NCAA Goals Study

 

Scholarship Averages for NCAA I Rowing Teams:
Women's NCAA I Rowing Teams Average Low  High
Scholarships awarded per team 39 19 51
Average Scholarship per team  $      21,053  $         11,507    $        31,771 2018

These are the results of our survey of NCAA I schools that sponsored rowing  teams .
Number of athletic scholarships awarded is per team, so for 4 year schools typically only 25% or so will be available for the incoming athletes.

 

152 Schools sponsored varsity Rowing teams during 2017-18:
              # 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 88 35 88 1,886 4,096 54 47 - 20  17,598      17,475
NCAA II 16 6 16 163 411 27 26 - 20    8,232        9,502
NCAA III 43 27 41 756 1,074 28 26 - -            -                -
NAIA  2 2 2 67 32 34 16 - -    7,701        9,946
Other  3 2 3 54 47 27 16 - -            -                -
Totals  152 72 150 2,926 5,660 41 38          11,114      11,207

Women's rowing is an equivalency sport  so partial scholarships can  be awarded in any proportion  to meet the limit per school;
for example,  an NCAA Division I team can award 40 rowers each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the NCAA school limit of 20.   See our page on scholarship limits for more information. Even though it's the oldest intercollegiate sport in the US, men's rowing has never been an official NCAA sport.

* 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.

 

Do you have the skills to Row in College?

What level of athlete 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 rowers currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all 152 US College Rowing  team sites ... click  on individual schools & see how you might compare.
 


 

The reason I had my kid start a college recruiting profile.
 
2018 Profile Summary:

CASEY O'ROURKE
Class of 2022
Saint *** School
Washington, DC

GPA: 3.1 / 4.0

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 155
Age: 14

Position: Point Guard

Points / Game: 15
Free Throw %: 80
Field Goal %: 55

2018 I had my son Casey start a recruiting profile in 9th grade to help motivate him to get better grades.

He's like thousands of 14 year old basketball players around the county: loves to play the game, plays on multiple teams and already has his eyes set on possibly playing in college. But like many kids his age he'll intently work on developing skills in a sport, but focusing on class work is well ... another matter.

When Casey began 9th grade this year he started a free profile with NCSA. He loves entering his game stats, videos and other athletic information, but it also became immediately clear to him that his grade point average will be just as major of a factor in his prospects of playing college basketball as his points per game average.

I don't know if my son will actually end up playing in college. He might lose interest in the sport, get injured or simply not have the skill set to play at the collegiate level.  But if part of his high school experience includes a focus on achieving good grades in the hopes of maybe playing in college, then maintaining a recruiting profile is a valuable tool at this stage of his schooling.

Whether you are an 9th grade rower or a 10th grade swimmer, starting a recruiting profile is an easy, free & effective way to help you focus on what college coaches are looking for in a student athlete. Full disclosure: NCSA is one of our site sponsors, there are several other reputable sites that also offer recruiting profiles free of cost. The ideal time to create a college recruiting profile is when a student athlete is in 8th, 9th or 10th grade.


         

 


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

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

All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL NCAA  I W      29,159      21,683      10,470      26,950 490 620 23 31 53% 13,038 16,033 29,071
California Maritime Academy Vallejo CA NAIA   M W            164            652         6,808      17,968 68% 893 182 1,075
Humboldt State University Arcata CA NCAA  II  W         2,611         2,100         7,209      18,369 430 540 18 24 77% 3,234 4,251 7,485
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA NCAA  I  M W      22,167      26,715      44,480      44,480 570 670 26 30 54% 2,605 3,382 5,987
Mills College Oakland CA NCAA III W      45,635      45,635 440 593 23 29 84% 1,332 1,332
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA CCCAA M W               -                  -            1,184         6,728 4,553 3,897 8,450
Sacramento State (CSU) Sacramento CA NCAA  I W         9,606      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  W      23,309      20,195      44,360      44,360 470 570 22 28 80% 1,052 1,538 2,590
San Diego State University San Diego CA NCAA  I W      18,387      14,051         7,084      18,244 510 620 23 28 35% 12,068 14,462 26,530
Santa Clara University Santa Clara CA NCAA  I  M W      14,553      19,268      47,112      47,112 610 720 28 32 48% 2,664 2,669 5,333
Stanford University Palo Alto CA NCAA  I M W      28,499      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 M W      12,920      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 W      22,858      18,101      12,920      39,602 590 760 28 33 18% 13,088 17,241 30,329
University of California-San Diego La Jolla CA NCAA  II  M W            652            999      13,645      40,327 610 770 27 33 36% 14,200 13,186 27,386
University of San Diego San Diego CA NCAA  I M W      13,371      23,190      46,140      46,140 560 660 26 30 51% 2,490 2,943 5,433
University of Southern California Los Angeles CA NCAA  I W      30,754      30,087      52,283      52,283 650 770 30 33 17% 8,687 9,383 18,070
Connecticut College New London CT NCAA III M W               -                  -         50,940      50,940 35% 673 1,145 1,818
Fairfield University Fairfield CT NCAA  I  M W      12,078      14,695      46,000      46,000 61% 1,494 2,308 3,802
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT NCAA  I W      11,284      10,709      38,300      38,300 57% 1,769 3,024 4,793
All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Trinity College Hartford CT NCAA III M W               -                  -         52,760      52,760 34% 1,104 1,028 2,132
U.S. Coast Guard Academy New London CT NCAA III M W  full ride!   full ride!                -                  -    530 620 23 28 18% 632 356 988
University of Connecticut Storrs CT NCAA  I W      24,337      24,941      14,066      35,858 570 690 26 31 49% 9,191 9,347 18,538
Wesleyan University Middletown CT NCAA III M W               -                  -         50,912      50,912 18% 1,340 1,572 2,912
Yale University New Haven CT NCAA  I M W               -                  -         49,480      49,480 710 800 32 35 6% 2,782 2,686 5,468
George Washington University Washington DC NCAA  I  M W      19,659      24,810      51,950      51,950 600 700 27 32 40% 4,333 6,010 10,343
Georgetown University Washington DC NCAA  I M W      11,099      16,826      50,547      50,547 660 760 30 34 17% 3,016 3,858 6,874
University of Delaware Newark DE NCAA  I W      20,647      16,112      12,830      32,250 530 640 22 29 70% 7,525 10,211 17,736
Barry University Miami FL NCAA  II  W      11,005      18,521      28,800      28,800 420 500 18 21 62% 1,058 1,831 2,889
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach FL NCAA  II  M W      12,881      17,595      33,886      33,886 71% 3,994 1,009 5,003
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne FL NCAA  II  M W      11,556      14,451      40,446      40,446 560 650 24 29 61% 2,303 978 3,281
Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL NCAA  I M W         7,644      16,310      33,930      33,930 49% 959 1,154 2,113
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale FL NCAA  II  W      13,580      14,533      28,736      28,736 500 610 22 28 53% 1,019 2,032 3,051
Rollins College Winter Park FL NCAA  II  M W         7,500      10,671      46,520      46,520 61% 990 1,460 2,450
Stetson University DeLand FL NCAA  I M W         9,179      19,747      43,240      43,240 66% 1,264 1,753 3,017
University of Central Florida Orlando FL NCAA  I W      23,009      19,657         6,368      22,467 540 640 24 28 50% 17,364 20,864 38,228
University of Miami Coral Gables FL NCAA  I W      51,774      41,969      47,004      47,004 610 710 28 32 38% 4,832 5,270 10,102
University of Tampa Tampa FL NCAA  II  W         5,051         5,941      27,740      27,740 500 580 22 27 48% 2,967 4,157 7,124
Drake University Des Moines IA NCAA  I W         8,109      16,330      35,206      35,206 540 690 25 30 69% 1,313 1,778 3,091
All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
University of Iowa Iowa City IA NCAA  I W      17,789      17,057         8,575      28,813 540 680 23 28 84% 9,801 10,889 20,690
North Park University Chicago IL NCAA III W               -                  -         27,210      27,210 442 580 18 24 94% 710 1,174 1,884
Indiana University Bloomington IN NCAA  I W      23,065      21,929      10,388      34,246 540 660 24 30 79% 16,085 15,799 31,884
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN NCAA  I W      31,713      30,818      49,685      49,685 680 780 32 35 19% 4,472 4,008 8,480
Kansas State University Manhattan KS NCAA  I W      21,257      15,960         9,874      24,775 94% 9,215 8,347 17,562
University of Kansas Lawrence KS NCAA  I W      24,257      19,442      11,455      28,239 23 29 93% 8,402 8,585 16,987
University of Louisville Louisville KY NCAA  I W      21,625      18,345      11,264      26,286 22 29 73% 5,925 6,400 12,325
Assumption College Worcester MA NCAA  II  W         4,500         4,584      36,260      36,260 78% 828 1,154 1,982
Boston College Chestnut Hill MA NCAA  I W      30,309      24,866      51,296      51,296 640 740 30 33 31% 4,413 5,073 9,486
Boston University Boston MA NCAA  I  M W      25,201      31,116      50,240      50,240 630 740 28 32 29% 6,250 9,949 16,199
Clark University Worcester MA NCAA III M W               -                  -         43,150      43,150 55% 862 1,357 2,219
Harvard University Cambridge MA NCAA  I M W               -                  -         47,074      47,074 720 800 32 35 5% 3,681 3,250 6,931
Holy Cross Worcester MA NCAA  I M W      16,342      16,659      48,940      48,940 38% 1,321 1,368 2,689
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA NCAA  I M W               -                  -         48,452      48,452 760 800 33 35 8% 2,391 2,053 4,444
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay MA NCAA III M W               -                  -            8,004      24,600 490 590 20 26 80% 1,403 202 1,605
Merrimack College North Andover MA NCAA  II  W      14,811      13,871      38,825      38,825 82% 1,595 1,700 3,295
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA NCAA III W      45,866      45,866 52% 2,199 2,199
Northeastern University Boston MA NCAA  I  M W      28,800      31,431      47,653      47,653 680 770 31 34 29% 6,592 6,753 13,345
Simmons College Boston MA NCAA III W      38,590      38,590 530 610 24 29 64% 1,801 1,801
All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Smith College Northampton MA NCAA III W      47,904      47,904 37% 2,514 2,514
Tufts University Medford MA NCAA III M W               -                  -         52,430      52,430 690 770 31 34 14% 2,694 2,720 5,414
University of Massachusetts Amherst MA NCAA  I W      19,734      17,917      14,971      32,204 580 680 25 30 60% 11,102 10,238 21,340
Wellesley College Wellesley  MA NCAA III W      48,802      48,802 650 750 30 33 29% 2,347 2,347
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston MA NCAA III M               -                  -         33,724      33,724 530 630 21 28 71% 3,131 785 3,916
Williams College Williamstown MA NCAA III M W               -                  -         51,790      51,790 660 770 31 34 18% 1,052 992 2,044
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester MA NCAA III M W               -                  -         46,994      46,994 48% 2,776 1,438 4,214
Loyola University Maryland Baltimore MD NCAA  I  M W      16,987      18,617      46,430      46,430 66% 1,716 2,314 4,030
St John's College Annapolis MD Indep M W               -                  -         50,353      50,353 570 710 27 33 53% 236 196 432
St Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City MD NCAA  III  M W               -                  -         14,192      29,340 490 610 23 29 80% 661 879 1,540
U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis MD NCAA  I M W  full ride!   full ride!                -                  -    600 700 26 31 9% 3,349 1,177 4,526
Washington College Chestertown MD NCAA III M W               -                  -         43,842      43,842 49% 632 805 1,437
Bates College Lewiston ME NCAA III M W               -                  -         50,310      50,310 23% 881 899 1,780
Colby College Waterville ME NCAA III M W               -                  -         50,960      50,960 640 745 30 33 19% 894 985 1,879
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI NCAA  I W      16,385      17,380      11,209      27,702 450 580 19 25 73% 5,119 7,595 12,714
Michigan State University East Lansing MI NCAA  I W      21,722      19,751      14,062      37,890 540 670 24 29 66% 17,245 18,035 35,280
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI NCAA  I W      27,932      24,293      14,402      45,410 670 770 29 33 29% 13,891 13,942 27,833
University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN NCAA  I W      15,406      13,410      14,142      23,806 620 750 26 31 44% 13,827 14,955 28,782
Duke University Durham NC NCAA  I W      25,611      33,976      51,265      51,265 700 800 31 34 11% 3,259 3,190 6,449
All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
University of North Carolina  Chapel Hill NC NCAA  I W      18,451      15,081         8,834      33,916 610 720 28 33 27% 7,361 10,467 17,828
Creighton University Omaha NE NCAA  I  W      16,578      14,067      37,606      37,606 530 650 24 30 71% 1,715 2,255 3,970
Dartmouth College Hanover NH NCAA  I M W               -                  -         51,438      51,438 680 780 30 34 11% 2,117 2,113 4,230
Franklin Pierce University Rindge NH NCAA  II  W         3,811         5,490      34,050      34,050 440 540 17 20 81% 737 843 1,580
Princeton University Princeton NJ NCAA  I M W               -                  -         45,320      45,320 710 800 32 35 7% 2,707 2,529 5,236
Rutgers University New Brunswick NJ NCAA  I W      20,166      20,166      14,372      30,023 580 700 57% 16,991 16,948 33,939
Stockton University Galloway NJ NCAA III W               -                  -         13,077      19,861 490 590 19 24 77% 3,032 4,380 7,412
Canisius College Buffalo NY NCAA  I  W      18,926      19,471      35,424      35,424 490 600 22 28 78% 1,174 1,279 2,453
Colgate University Hamilton NY NCAA  I M W      21,799      21,645      51,955      51,955 650 740 30 33 29% 1,285 1,579 2,864
Columbia University  New York NY NCAA  I M W               -                  -         55,056      55,056 710 800 32 35 7% 4,044 3,508 7,552
Cornell University Ithaca NY NCAA  I M W               -                  -         50,953      50,953 680 780 31 34 14% 6,949 7,512 14,461
D'Youville College Buffalo NY NCAA III W               -                  -         25,210      25,210 460 550 16 23 81% 354 979 1,333
Fordham University Bronx NY NCAA  I W      24,863      26,818      49,073      49,073 590 690 27 31 45% 3,745 4,980 8,725
Hamilton College Clinton NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         51,240      51,240 650 740 31 33 26% 906 960 1,866
Hobart William Smith Colleges Geneva NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         51,559      51,559 580 670 26 30 58% 1,107 1,125 2,232
Iona College New Rochelle NY NCAA  I W      12,215      11,358      36,584      36,584 440 550 20 25 91% 1,469 1,597 3,066
Ithaca College Ithaca NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         41,776      41,776 70% 2,536 3,563 6,099
Manhattan College Riverdale NY NCAA  I  W      14,891      16,809      40,004      40,004 510 620 23 28 71% 1,874 1,570 3,444
Marist College Poughkeepsie NY NCAA  I M W         6,547      10,077      35,210      35,210 41% 2,046 2,918 4,964
All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         38,568      38,568 590 680 26 31 55% 8,156 4,075 12,231
Saint John Fisher College Rochester NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         31,880      31,880 490 590 22 26 65% 1,046 1,555 2,601
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville NY NCAA III W               -                  -         52,550      52,550 550 680 27 31 52% 388 973 1,361
Schenectady County CC Schenectady NY NJCAA  W               -                  -            4,368         8,088 916 1,018 1,934
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         50,834      50,834 560 660 26 30 29% 1,050 1,587 2,637
St Lawrence University Canton NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         51,200      51,200 43% 1,057 1,284 2,341
SUNY Maritime College Throggs Neck NY NCAA III M W               -                  -            7,834      17,684 530 620 23 27 58% 1,399 186 1,585
Syracuse University Syracuse NY NCAA  I M W      28,070      33,952      45,022      45,022 560 660 25 29 52% 6,518 7,806 14,324
Union College Schenectady NY NCAA III M W               -                  -         51,696      51,696 37% 1,143 971 2,114
University of Rochester Rochester NY NCAA III W               -                  -         50,142      50,142 36% 3,115 3,023 6,138
Marietta College Marietta OH NCAA III M W               -                  -         35,330      35,330 490 630 21 26 61% 655 387 1,042
Ohio State University Columbus OH NCAA  I W      18,198      18,851      10,037      28,229 620 740 27 31 54% 21,559 20,107 41,666
University of Dayton Dayton OH NCAA  I W      10,203      17,945      40,940      40,940 520 630 24 29 60% 4,132 3,735 7,867
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK NAIA   M W      14,425      17,326      30,726      30,726 490 598 22 29 72% 543 1,078 1,621
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond OK NCAA  II  W         5,208         5,478         6,699      16,460 19 24 75% 4,339 6,127 10,466
University of Oklahoma Norman OK NCAA  I W      26,957      21,204      10,881      25,203 540 680 23 29 71% 9,219 8,999 18,218
University of Tulsa Tulsa OK NCAA  I W      35,885      30,607      41,509      41,509 550 700 26 33 37% 1,852 1,396 3,248
Lewis & Clark College Portland OR NCAA III M W               -                  -         46,894      46,894 590 680 27 31 55% 768 1,256 2,024
Oregon State University Corvallis OR NCAA  I M W      19,832      20,445      10,366      28,846 500 620 22 28 77% 9,951 8,444 18,395
All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
Pacific University Forest Grove OR NCAA III W               -                  -         41,054      41,054 510 610 22 27 79% 755 1,060 1,815
University of Portland Portland OR NCAA  I  W      22,344      22,134      44,104      44,104 540 640 61% 1,497 2,211 3,708
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr  PA NCAA III W      48,790      48,790 610 720 28 32 40% 1,381 1,381
Bucknell University Lewisburg PA NCAA  I W      17,105      19,457      51,960      51,960 610 710 28 32 30% 1,741 1,784 3,525
Cabrini University Radnor PA NCAA  III  W               -                  -         30,588      30,588 440 520 19 23 71% 519 864 1,383
Drexel University Philadelphia PA NCAA  I  M W      18,873      22,742      51,030      51,030 560 670 25 30 75% 7,455 5,803 13,258
Duquesne University Pittsburgh PA NCAA  I W      18,770      18,367      35,062      35,062 530 620 24 29 74% 2,165 3,686 5,851
Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster PA NCAA III W               -                  -         52,290      52,290 36% 1,044 1,178 2,222
La Salle University Philadelphia PA NCAA  I  M W      13,948      16,043      41,100      41,100 430 540 19 25 77% 1,283 1,891 3,174
Lehigh University Bethlehem PA NCAA  I W      18,264      21,962      48,320      48,320 640 740 29 32 26% 2,801 2,189 4,990
Mercyhurst University Erie PA NCAA  II  M W      12,410      14,757      34,580      34,580 75% 1,070 1,332 2,402
Philadelphia University Philadelphia PA NCAA  II  W      10,384      10,864      37,950      37,950 480 570 20 26 61% 768 1,549 2,317
Robert Morris University Moon Township PA NCAA  I W      17,304      19,061      28,250      28,250 470 580 21 26 80% 2,339 1,601 3,940
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia PA NCAA  I  M W      13,358      18,783      43,020      43,020 530 620 23 28 78% 2,125 2,524 4,649
Temple University Philadelphia PA NCAA  I M W      25,892      25,664      16,274      27,266 52% 12,406 13,722 26,128
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA NCAA  I M W               -                  -         51,464      51,464 700 800 32 35 9% 4,933 5,298 10,231
Villanova University Villanova PA NCAA  I W      19,761      19,159      49,280      49,280 620 720 30 32 44% 3,035 3,434 6,469
Brown University Providence RI NCAA  I M W               -                  -         51,366      51,366 690 790 31 34 9% 3,133 3,423 6,556
Johnson & Wales University Providence RI NCAA III W               -                  -         30,746      30,746 88% 3,021 4,577 7,598
All Schools with Varsity            Avr Scholarship *     Annual Tuition & Fees    SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission  Undergraduate Enrollment 
Rowing teams  2017-18: City State Division Teams  Men   Women     In-State   Out of State    25% 75% 25% 75% Rate  Men   Women   Total 
University of Rhode Island Kingston RI NCAA  I W      20,324      17,813      12,884      28,874 490 590 22 27 73% 5,535 6,887 12,422
Clemson University Clemson SC NCAA  I W      33,811      27,670      14,708      34,590 590 680 26 31 51% 9,292 8,557 17,849
University of Tennessee Knoxville TN NCAA  I W      27,726      23,945      12,724      31,144 520 630 24 30 77% 10,476 10,243 20,719
Southern Methodist University Dallas TX NCAA  I W      44,338      38,765      50,358      50,358 620 710 28 32 49% 3,132 3,162 6,294
University of Texas  Austin TX NCAA  I W      21,876      16,818      10,092      35,682 580 730 26 32 40% 17,325 19,701 37,026
George Mason University Fairfax VA NCAA  I  W      11,719      13,807      11,300      32,582 530 630 24 29 81% 9,209 9,815 19,024
Old Dominion University Norfolk VA NCAA  I W      20,386      17,994         9,750      26,730 440 570 18 25 85% 7,030 8,143 15,173
University of Virginia Charlottesville VA NCAA  I W      27,461      23,149      16,412      45,756 620 740 29 33 30% 7,065 8,355 15,420
Gonzaga University Spokane WA NCAA  I  M W      13,218      14,784      39,730      39,730 560 650 25 30 67% 2,400 2,629 5,029
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA NCAA III W               -                  -         39,450      39,450 490 620 22 28 77% 987 1,703 2,690
Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA NCAA  II  M W      11,480      10,891      38,940      38,940 490 610 21 27 87% 966 2,029 2,995
Seattle University Seattle WA NCAA  I  W      15,870      15,522      41,265      41,265 530 650 25 30 74% 1,738 2,725 4,463
University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA NCAA III M W               -                  -         46,552      46,552 79% 999 1,488 2,487
University of Washington Seattle WA NCAA  I M W      21,325      20,272      10,753      34,791 580 710 26 32 45% 13,370 14,795 28,165
Washington State University Pullman WA NCAA  I W      21,947      20,233      11,041      25,673 470 585 20 26 72% 10,372 11,162 21,534
Western Washington University Bellingham WA NCAA  II  W         5,305         6,151         7,903      21,847 490 600 23 28 83% 5,773 7,581 13,354
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee WI NCAA III M               -                  -         37,980      37,980 600 690 25 30 66% 1,842 683 2,525
University of Wisconsin Madison WI NCAA  I M W      22,974      16,597      10,488      32,738 640 760 27 31 53% 13,758 14,443 28,201
West Virginia University Morgantown WV NCAA  I W      21,652      20,574         7,992      22,488 460 570 21 26 76% 11,128 9,396 20,524
                                       

 

Coach's Corner 

We asked a few coaches from around the country to take time from their busy schedules and provide some brief input for high school & middle school athletes hoping to compete in College. Here are some thoughts we believe are particularly helpful:

 

Max Borghard, Rutgers University

One of the best steps an athlete can take to enhance their chances of rowing in college is to train year round. Row over the summer and make sure you are training during the winter. If you play a different sport over the winter, keep playing that sport. But if you are not playing a sport, make sure that you are training during the winter. It will improve your fitness for the spring races.

One of the big myths about rowing in college is that it's easy to earn a scholarship. Even with the large opportunities that women's rowing provides, scholarships are limited and it takes a very good athlete to earn a scholarship. 

One thing I would like to see more recruits do is to send a personal email - or better write a letter - to the college coach where you think you might consider going to school. This helps recruits standout and shows they are strongly interested in that college. Also do as much research as you can about each college so that you understand the differences between the different schools.

 
 
Chuck Stollenwerk, Milwaukee School of Engineering


I think the best steps an athlete can take to enhance their chances of rowing in College (and excelling) is to learn to manage time well, be adaptable and be coachable - be a constant student of the sport. Continue to set high goals and have a plan. Make sure to come to the first practice in shape.

When interviewing with a college or University, make sure the prospective student athlete engages with the coach and asks questions. Don’t just leave the questions to your parents. Coaches sniff that out pretty quick.

A big misconception I often see is when an athlete has some success with his or her program or  team and expects to jump right into a priority collegiate lineup. There is also far more autonomy in college rowing, an individual needs to self-coach as opposed to having a high school or club program providing everything.  To succeed in college rowing you must continuously challenge yourself, you cannot rely solely on your high school level talent.

 
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