Rifle 2020

29 Schools sponsored varsity Rifle teams during 2019-20:
  # of teams Total Athletes Average team size Scholarship limit   Average Scholarship
DivisionMen'sWomen'sMenWomenMen'sWomen'sPer Team MenWomen
NCAA I1722113179783.6 17,78518,077
NCAA II22127643.6 11,4749,440
NCAA III44281373--

Rifle is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship limits, so partial awards can be awarded in any proportion as long as they don’t exceed the limit of 3.6 per school. Most rifle teams are coed, although there are some schools with separate men’s & women’s teams. Rifle is a separate and distinct event from shotgun / shooting sports.

* Average Athletic Scholarship is the average annual amount of athletically related student aid 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 compete in College Rifle?

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 rifle participants currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all 29 College varsity  team sites … search schools & see how you compare.

Collegiate Rifle - All Schools:

Schools with Varsity Rifle teams 2020: City / Main Campus  StateDivision   Teams  Avr Men's
Avr Women's
  Avr SAT
 Avr ACT
Out of State 
University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks AKNCAA II  MW15,34012,4995752276%6,657
Jacksonville State UniversityJacksonville ALNCAA  I MW13,09013,2374752354%8,760 16,536
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham ALNCAA  I MW18,85019,9135552592%8,568 19,704
U.S. Air Force AcademyColorado Springs CONCAA  I MW6703111%FullRide!
U.S. Coast Guard AcademyNew London CTNCAA III MW6752919%FullRide!
Georgia Military CollegeMilledgeville GANJCAA  MW3,5071,4066,480 6,480
Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboro GANCAA  I W16,74916,6615552368%6,356 17,142
University of North GeorgiaDahlonega GANCAA II  MW7,6086,3815402381%4,692 13,514
Morehead State UniversityMorehead KYNCAA  I MW5,07414,745 2379%9,070 13,546
Murray State UniversityMurray KYNCAA  I MW17,93615,0095552481%9,084 24,540
University of KentuckyLexington KYNCAA  I MW27,18528,0015902694%12,245 29,099
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge MANCAA III  MW  790357%51,832 51,832
U.S. Naval AcademyAnnapolis MDNCAA  I MW640299%FullRide!
University of MississippiUniversity MSNCAA  I W25,51225,3205752588%8,660 24,614
North Carolina State University Raleigh NCNCAA  I MW22,57625,4516702947%9,101 28,444
University of NebraskaLincoln NENCAA  I W18,75019,8046202680%9,242 25,038
John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew York NYNCAA III  MW  530 41%7,270 14,940
U.S. Military AcademyWest Point NYNCAA  I MW6403011%FullRide!
Ohio State UniversityColumbus OHNCAA  I MW19,95020,3537053052%10,726 30,742
University of AkronAkron OHNCAA  I MW16,03315,2395652369%11,463 15,500
Citadel Military CollegeCharleston SCNCAA  I MW15,75220,3345602381%12,516 34,988
Wofford CollegeSpartanburg SCNCAA  I MW27,55729,3506302964%43,985 43,985
University of MemphisMemphis TNNCAA  I MW21,28720,9405302384%9,317 21,029
University of Tennessee-MartinMartin TNNCAA  I MW10,6159,752 2469%9,512 15,552
Schreiner UniversityKerrville TXNCAA III  MW  5202191%27,960 27,960
Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth TXNCAA  I W45,27634,3816272841%46,950 46,950
University of Texas at El PasoEl Paso TXNCAA  I W18,84523,83751520100%8,198 22,629
Virginia Military InstituteLexington VANCAA  I MW12,2048,1775952751%18,862 45,706
West Virginia UniversityMorgantown WVNCAA  I MW20,24319,1235702482%8,856 24,950