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?

93 Schools sponsored varsity Beach Volleyball teams during 2017:
            Average  Scholarship  Average
  # of # of teams Total Athletes  Team Limit Athletic
Division   Schools Men's Women's    Men       Women  Size  per Team   Scholarship * 
NCAA I 54 - 54 - 857 16 6 18,266
NCAA II 11 - 11 - 183 16 5 8,436
NCAA III 3 - 3 - 44 15 - -
NAIA 2 - 2 - 28 14 - 8,103
CCCAA 23 - 23 - 299 13 - -
Totals  93 - 93 - 1,411 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.


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 US College varsity  team sites ... click on individual schools & see how you might compare.
 


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

4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Beach Volleyball teams  2017: City State Division  Scholarship *  In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Huntingdon College Montgomery AL NCAA  III                 -   25,800 25,800 450 568 19 23 58%
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville AL NCAA  I      11,414 7,500 14,700 440 550 20 26 67%
Spring Hill College Mobile AL NCAA  II          6,038 35,794 35,794 490 605 22 27 41%
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL NCAA  I      16,674 8,040 18,368 520 668 22 28 60%
University of Central Arkansas Conway AR NCAA  I         9,400 8,224 14,447 450 570 20 26 92%
Arizona State University Tempe AZ NCAA  I      21,524 10,370 26,470 520 640 23 28 83%
Benedictine University - Mesa Mesa AZ NAIA           2,266 22,800 22,800
Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ NCAA  I      13,995 17,050 17,050 43%
University of Arizona Tucson AZ NCAA  I      27,014 11,769 34,967 76%
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo CA NCAA  I      13,220 9,075 20,235 580 690 26 31 31%
Cal State University Northridge Northridge CA NCAA  I         9,901 6,587 17,747 390 510 16 22 46%
Cal State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield CA NCAA  I         7,502 6,857 18,017 69%
Cal State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA NCAA  II          4,924 6,383 17,543 390 500 15 20 68%
Concordia University-Irvine Irvine CA NCAA II         9,114 32,780 32,780 460 570 20 25 59%
Long Beach State (CSU) Long Beach CA NCAA  I         8,579 6,460 17,620 470 600 20 26 34%
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA NCAA  I      27,254 44,480 44,480 560 660 25 30 51%
Pepperdine University Malibu CA NCAA  I      26,500 50,022 50,022 550 670 25 30 38%
Sacramento State (CSU) Sacramento CA NCAA  I         9,933 6,900 18,060 420 540 17 23 67%
4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Beach Volleyball teams  2017: City State Division  Scholarship *  In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Saint Mary's College  Moraga CA NCAA  I      19,813 44,360 44,360 508 610 22 27 98%
San Jose State University San Jose CA NCAA  I      16,349 7,418 18,578 470 610 20 26 55%
Santa Clara University Santa Clara CA NCAA  I      18,443 47,112 47,112 620 710 27 32 49%
Stanford University Palo Alto CA NCAA  I      28,243 47,940 47,940 700 800 31 35 5%
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley CA NCAA  I      13,275 13,509 40,191 640 770 30 34 17%
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA NCAA  I      18,180 12,920 39,602 600 760 28 33 17%
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA NCAA  I      37,343 44,494 44,494 540 640 24 28 64%
University of Southern California Los Angeles CA NCAA  I      29,451 52,283 52,283 650 770 30 33 18%
University of the Pacific Stockton CA NCAA  I      31,714 44,588 44,588 520 660 22 29 65%
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction CO NCAA  II          3,967 7,835 18,996 430 540 17 23 83%
Eckerd College Saint Petersburg FL NCAA  II       13,425 41,538 41,538 500 600 23 28 72%
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL NCAA  I      10,011 4,831 17,276 470 570 20 25 68%
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL NCAA  I      14,549 6,118 25,162 480 570 22 26 61%
Florida International University Miami FL NCAA  I      17,484 6,556 18,954 490 580 22 26 50%
Florida Southern College Lakeland FL NCAA  II       12,378 33,150 33,150 530 610 24 29 45%
Florida State University Tallahassee FL NCAA  I      18,681 6,507 21,673 560 640 25 29 56%
Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL NCAA  I      15,020 33,930 33,930 54%
4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Beach Volleyball teams  2017: City State Division  Scholarship *  In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Saint Leo University Saint Leo FL NCAA  II       10,005 21,440 21,440 73%
Stetson University DeLand FL NCAA  I      19,130 43,240 43,240 63%
University of North Florida Jacksonville FL NCAA  I      10,468 6,394 20,798 530 610 22 27 57%
University of Tampa Tampa FL NCAA  II          6,073 27,740 27,740 500 590 22 26 51%
Georgia State University Atlanta GA NCAA  I      17,462 8,974 23,542 470 590 20 25 57%
Mercer University Macon GA NCAA  I      18,536 35,130 35,130 560 660 24 30 67%
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu HI NCAA  I      20,192 11,732 33,764 490 610 20 25 81%
Boise State University Boise ID NCAA  I      12,215 7,080 21,530 460 570 20 26 80%
Principia College Elsah IL NCAA  III                 -   27,980 27,980 470 608 21 27 75%
Morehead State University Morehead KY NCAA  I      15,904 8,496 12,744 420 550 20 25 85%
Louisiana State University  Baton Rouge LA NCAA  I      28,331 10,814 27,491 510 640 23 28 77%
Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans LA NCAA  I      39,635 51,010 51,010 620 700 29 32 30%
University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe LA NCAA  I         9,677 8,284 20,384 510 660 20 25 88%
University of New Orleans New Orleans LA NCAA  I      12,715 8,484 22,301 475 630 20 24 58%
Stevenson University Stevenson MD NCAA  III                 -   33,168 33,168 450 560 19 24 60%
Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO NAIA        13,940 24,924 24,924 360 480 18 23 57%
Missouri State University Springfield MO NCAA  I      10,216 7,060 14,110 468 613 21 26 86%
Univ of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington NC NCAA  I         7,449 6,951 20,920 560 630 23 27 61%
4 Year Schools with Varsity       Average Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Beach Volleyball teams  2017: City State Division  Scholarship *  In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
University of Nebraska Lincoln NE NCAA  I      18,601 8,537 23,058 500 660 22 28 76%
University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM NCAA  I      18,476 7,340 21,929 470 600 19 25 58%
University of Oregon Eugene OR NCAA  I      23,742 10,761 33,441 500 610 22 27 74%
University of Portland Portland OR NCAA  I      24,212 44,104 44,104 550 640 62%
Coastal Carolina University Conway SC NCAA  I      18,765 10,876 25,120 460 550 20 24 60%
College of Charleston Charleston SC NCAA  I      13,333 11,805 29,963 510 600 23 28 77%
University of South Carolina Columbia SC NCAA  I      19,042 11,454 30,882 560 650 25 30 65%
Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN NCAA  I      14,918 7,689 22,929 510 580 19 24 88%
Carson-Newman University Jefferson City TN NCAA  II          9,610 26,360 26,360 440 550 19 26 59%
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN NCAA  II          9,023 21,050 21,050 500 540 19 27 74%
Abilene Christian University Abilene TX NCAA  I      17,813 32,070 32,070 480 590 22 27 50%
Houston Baptist University Houston TX NCAA  I      21,296 30,800 30,800 490 570 20 26 33%
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX NCAA  I      10,994 8,424 18,257 440 540 17 23 84%
Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX NCAA  II          8,243 8,049 21,355 440 540 17 22 82%
Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX NCAA  I      30,852 42,670 42,670 550 650 25 30 43%
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT NCAA  I      23,872 8,518 27,039 510 660 21 28 81%
University of Washington Seattle WA NCAA  I      17,059 10,753 34,791 580 710 26 31 53%
                       


CCCAA Schools sponsoring varsity Beach Volleyball teams:

CCCAA Schools with Varsity       Average Annual Tuition & Fees
Beach Volleyball teams  2017: City State Division  Scholarship *  In-State Out of State
Antelope Valley College Lancaster CA CCCAA                   -   1,104 6,168
Bakersfield College Bakersfield CA CCCAA                   -   1,326 7,822
Cabrillo College Aptos CA CCCAA                   -   1,456 5,796
Cypress College Cypress CA CCCAA                   -   1,140 6,156
El Camino College  Torrance CA CCCAA                   -   1,142 5,678
Feather River Community College  Quincy CA CCCAA                   -   1,461 7,821
Foothill College Los Altos Hills CA CCCAA                   -   1,551 8,571
Fullerton College Fullerton CA CCCAA                   -   1,138 6,010
Gavilan College Gilroy CA CCCAA                   -   1,166 6,374
Golden West College Huntington Beach CA CCCAA                   -   1,176 6,216
Grossmont College El Cajon CA CCCAA                   -   1,386 6,948
Irvine Valley College Irvine CA CCCAA                   -   1,142 5,846
MiraCosta College Oceanside CA CCCAA                   -   1,152 6,216
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA CCCAA                   -   1,184 6,728
Palomar College San Marcos CA CCCAA                   -   1,338 7,078
Rio Hondo College Whittier CA CCCAA                   -   1,360 6,960
Riverside City College Riverside CA CCCAA                   -   1,426 7,756
Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA CCCAA                   -   1,326 7,766
San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA CCCAA                   -   1,142 5,894
Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA CCCAA                   -   1,142 7,262
Sierra College Rocklin CA CCCAA                   -   1,142 6,214
Ventura College Ventura CA CCCAA                   -   1,388 7,050
West Valley College Saratoga CA CCCAA                   -   1,183 5,239
             

 

** 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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