College Skiing & 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?


41 Schools sponsored Varsity Skiing teams in 2019:
              Scholarship 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 11 10 11 135 131 14 12  6.3   7  16,330 17,096  
NCAA II 7 6 7 71 70 12 10  6.3   7  9,367 9,355  
NCAA III 15 15 15 193 179 13 12  -   -   -   - 
Other  8 8 8 58 62 7 8  -   -  1,859 2,763  
Totals  41 39 41 457 442 11 11          

Statistics report varsity level programs only and do not reflect club or intramural teams. Skiing  is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded in any proportion to meet the limit per school.  For example, an NCAA  I school can award 14 women skiers  each a 1/2  scholarship and still meet the  limit of 7 per team.  See our page on scholarship limits for more information. Most NCAA programs are Alpine skiing teams, but several teams compete in Nordic skiing as well.  The United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) has over 170 member organizations, most of which are club level teams but membership includes some varsity level programs as well.

 * 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.

 % 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 & 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 Skiing teams:
Men's NCAA I Skiing Teams Average Low  High
# of Scholarships Awarded 11 10 11
Average Scholarship per team  $      20,275  $          15,478  $        24,636
Women's NCAA I Skiing Teams Average Low  High
# of Scholarships Awarded 12 11 14
Average Scholarship per team  $     19,084  $       15,337  $        23,855

These are the  results of our survey of NCAA I schools that sponsored varsity Skiing 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. Data includes responding schools only, programs that do not award athletic scholarships (Ivy League, etc.) are not included.
 

Do you have the skills to Ski in College?
What level of Skier 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 skiers 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 Schools sponsoring varsity Skiing teams 2019:

US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Skiing teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK NCAA  II  M W      18,603      17,263      6,690    19,494 83%    14,955 30%      3,720
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK NCAA  II  M W      13,643      10,413      6,262    19,183 520 630 17 25 77%      6,639 46%      3,890
Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs CO USCSA M W               -                 -        3,808    10,840      5,934 11%      1,511
University of Colorado  Boulder CO NCAA  I M W      33,855      29,618    12,086    36,220 570 680 25 30 80%    29,056 49%      7,761
University of Denver Denver CO NCAA  I M W      29,905      40,153    48,669    48,669 570 670 25 30 58%      5,765 85%    25,674
College of Idaho Caldwell ID USCSA M W        4,402        5,305    28,755    28,755 76%          936 99%    16,544
Babson College Wellesley MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      49,664    49,664 620 730 27 32 24%      2,342 41%    35,420
Boston College Chestnut Hill MA NCAA  I M W      31,984      26,540    53,346    53,346 660 730 31 33 32%      9,921 43%    38,307
Harvard University Cambridge MA NCAA  I M W               -                 -      48,949    48,949 730 800 32 35 5%      9,965 55%    48,524
Williams College Williamstown MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      53,550    53,550 690 790 31 35 15%      2,080 51%    45,790
Bates College Lewiston ME NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      52,042    52,042 22%      1,787 42%    42,437
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      51,848    51,848 14%      1,816 48%    38,973
Colby College Waterville ME NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      53,120    53,120 670 760 31 33 16%      1,917 45%    43,154
University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME USCSA M W               -                 -        9,458    19,026 83%      1,811 89%      3,714
University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle ME USCSA M W               -                 -        7,885    11,995 95%      1,414 81%      2,632
Michigan Technological University Houghton MI NCAA  II  M W      11,160      13,816    15,074    32,318 590 680 25 30 74%      5,890 92%      9,405
Northern Michigan University Marquette MI NCAA  II  M W      10,021        9,562    10,240    15,736 460 560 20 26 74%      7,018 82%      3,810
College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,212    36,212 510 630 19 27 68%      2,676 100%    20,245
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN NCAA  II  W        4,979        6,091      8,228    16,462 493 588 18 24 86%    13,128 36%      2,477
St Olaf College Northfield MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      46,000    46,000 570 710 25 31 43%      3,035 94%    26,922
Montana State University Bozeman MT NCAA  I M W      17,182      19,596      7,079    24,071 540 650 21 28 83%    14,652 61%      4,376
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Skiing teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Rocky Mountain College Billings MT USCSA M W        6,429      10,186    27,566    27,566 460 560 20 25 64%          898 98%    16,114
Colby-Sawyer College New London NH NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      41,186    41,186 87%          982 97%    26,626
Dartmouth College Hanover NH NCAA  I M W               -                 -      53,368    53,368 720 790 30 34 10%      4,410 45%    45,279
New England College Henniker NH NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,954    36,954 100%      1,844 83%    21,890
Plymouth State University Plymouth NH NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      13,770    22,230 79%      4,148 98%      5,169
University of New Hampshire Durham NH NCAA  I M W      17,006      19,760    18,067    32,637 530 630 23 28 77%    13,005 71%    11,002
Sierra Nevada College Incline Village NV USCSA M W        2,179        3,849    32,639    32,639 450 580 19 24 69%          448 96%    16,870
Alfred University Alfred NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      28,114    28,114 500 600 21 26 63%      1,707 100%    16,266
Clarkson University Potsdam NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      47,950    47,950 580 680 24 29 66%      3,090 99%    30,453
Paul Smiths College  Paul Smiths NY USCAA M W               -                 -      27,621    27,621 73%          771 99%    12,682
St Lawrence University Canton NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      52,990    52,990 600 680 26 30 48%      2,414 100%    30,217
Brown University Providence RI NCAA  I W               -                 -      53,419    53,419 700 790 31 35 8%      6,988 41%    40,817
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT NCAA  I M W      22,717      23,274      8,884    28,127 550 680 22 29 66%    24,635 71%      6,131
Westminster College Salt Lake City UT NCAA  II  M W        3,747        5,514    33,860    33,860 530 627 21 28 93%      2,030 95%    18,956
Castleton University Castleton VT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      11,970    27,522 450 560 17 23 82%      1,855 72%      4,670
Middlebury College Middlebury VT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      52,496    52,496 660 760 30 34 17%      2,549 42%    41,903
Saint Michael's College Colchester VT NCAA  II  M W        3,413        2,828    43,640    43,640 85%      1,792 100%    22,292
Sterling College Craftsbury VT USCSA M W               -                 -      37,588    37,588 94%          154 100%    12,805
University of Vermont Burlington VT NCAA  I M W      16,336      18,869    17,740    41,356 580 670 25 30 67%    11,339 92%    15,212
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Green Bay WI NCAA  I M W      10,643      10,240      7,878    15,728 20 25 76%      6,811 26%      3,508
                                   

 

 

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