Rugby 2020

44 Schools sponsored varsity Rugby teams during 2019-20:
    # of teams Total Athletes Average team size Scholarship limit  Average Scholarship 
NCAA I103816725756321210,864
NCAA II9672322163931129,085
NCAA III1610123583613630

Rugby is an NCAA Division I and II 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. For example an NCAA I school can award 24 women each a 1/2 athletic scholarship and still comply with the team limit of 12.  See our page on scholarship limits for more information. Rugby is not an NCAA sport for men and varsity level men’s teams compete primarily against club programs and generally do not award athletic based scholarships.

* 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 Rugby?

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 players currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all 44 College varsity  team sites … search schools & see how you compare.

Collegiate Rugby - All Schools

Schools with Varsity Rugby
teams 2020:
 City / Main Campus  StateDivision   Teams  Avr Men's
Avr Women's
  Avr SAT
 Avr ACT
Out of State 
California Maritime AcademyVallejoCANAIA  M184530    67%7,05618,936
MiraCosta CollegeOceansideCACCCAAMW  1,3366,768
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeleyCANCAA  IM13,57712,7787303315%14,18443,176
Quinnipiac UniversityHamdenCTNCAA  IW27,16129,2565852672%47,96047,960
Sacred Heart UniversityFairfieldCTNCAA  IW13,52512,026  60%41,42041,420
Life UniversityMariettaGANAIA  MW6,0394,9684751994%12,69612,696
Iowa Central CCFort DodgeIANJCAA M 1,3922,3795,4907,890
Principia CollegeElsahILNCAA III M5742692%29,47029,470
Bethel CollegeMishawakaINNAIA  M5,8753,7645302292%28,59028,590
Marian UniversityIndianapolisINNAIAM12,74810,7595552361%34,00034,000
Thomas More CollegeCrestview HillsKYNAIAM   5202290%31,20031,200
American International CollegeSpringfieldMANCAA  IIW10,1509,1665001968%35,68035,680
Anna Maria CollegePaxtonMANCAA III MW  74%37,86037,860
Harvard UniversityCambridgeMANCAA  IW  770345%50,42050,420
Mount St Mary's UniversityEmmitsburgMDNCAA  I W9,73111,3035652268%41,35041,350
Bowdoin CollegeBrunswickMENCAA III W  10%53,92253,922
University of New EnglandBiddefordMENCAA III W5702380%37,62037,620
Belmont Abbey CollegeBelmontNCNCAA II M3,1723,5775252280%18,50018,500
Guilford CollegeGreensboroNCNCAA III W  64%37,12037,120
Queens University of CharlotteCharlotteNCNCAA II MW13,55415,5065572479%34,68434,684
Colby-Sawyer CollegeNew LondonNHNCAA III W  90%42,39842,398
Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNHNCAA  IW  755339%55,45355,453
New England CollegeHennikerNHNCAA III MW  100%37,91437,914
Long Island UniversityBrooklynNYNCAA  I W19,76120,1515752476%37,76337,763
Manhattanville CollegePurchaseNYNCAA III W  90%38,82038,820
Molloy CollegeRockville CentreNYNCAA II W6,0226,2475702481%31,49031,490
Paul Smith's CollegePaul SmithsNYUSCAAM     86%28,45228,452
St Bonaventure UniversitySaint BonaventureNYNCAA  I M11,52812,2625752573%34,33134,331
U.S. Military AcademyWest PointNYNCAA  IMW6403011%FullRide!
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsieNYNCAA III MW7303225%56,96056,960
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleSteubenvilleOHNCAA III M5652577%27,63027,630
Notre Dame CollegeClevelandOHNCAA II MW5,1054,6074751990%30,16030,160
King's CollegeWilkes-BarrePANCAA III M   78%37,22637,226
Marywood UniversityScrantonPANCAA III MW5452476%34,91034,910
West Chester University West ChesterPANCAA II W2,5813,0805552474%10,41222,236
Brown UniversityProvidenceRINCAA  IW  755348%55,46655,466
Christendom CollegeFront RoyalVAUSCAAM
Southern Virginia UniversityBuena VistaVANCAA III M 5452369%16,49516,495
University of Mary WashingtonFredericksburgVANCAA III MW5652672%12,71428,648
Castleton UniversityCastletonVTNCAA III W5002185%12,31428,322
Norwich UniversityNorthfieldVTNCAA III MW  66%40,01440,014
Central Washington UniversityEllensburgWANCAA II MW4,4594,2965352178%8,07223,053
Alderson Broaddus UniversityPhilippiWVNCAA II MW5,0208,9835052043%27,91027,910
Wheeling UniversityWheelingWVNCAA IIM7,6458,1365152286%29,29029,290