Complete List of Division 3 Swimming Colleges

The NCAA D3 level has more college athletes than either the D1 or D2 level. There are 258 colleges competing in swimming and diving at this level. The motto of D3 athletes is “going pro in something other than sports.” This motto reinforces the idea that schools competing at this level are about a balance of academics and athletics, with slightly more priority given to academics. Of the 258 swimming colleges, many of them are among the top academic institutions in the country.

Financial Aid at Division III Schools

While swimmers at this level can’t receive athletic scholarships, there are many other forms of financial aid. DIII coaches use a mix of academic scholarships, needs based financial aid and grants to put together competitive financial aid packages for their athletes. The best thing you can do if you are considering competing at a DIII school is to maintain the best possible grades.

How to Choose a Division 3 Swimming College

In general, these D3 colleges are smaller schools with many of them having fewer than 5,000 under-graduate students. In some cases, 30%-50% of the student body is made up of student athletes, which provides a small community feel many athletes are looking for. When considering a DIII school it is important you establish contact with the coach as soon as possible.

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Albion College Albion MI
Albright College Reading PA
Alfred University Alfred NY
Allegheny College Meadville PA
Alma College Alma MI
Amherst College Amherst MA
Arcadia University Glenside PA
Augsburg University Minneapolis MN
Augustana College - Illinois Rock Island IL
Austin College Sherman TX
Babson College Wellesley MA
Baldwin Wallace University Berea OH
Bates College Lewiston ME
Beloit College Beloit WI
Bethany College - West Virginia Bethany WV
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME
Brandeis University Waltham MA
Bridgewater College Bridgewater VA
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA
Cabrini University Radnor PA
California Institute of Technology Pasadena CA
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks CA
Calvin College Grand Rapids MI
Carleton College Northfield MN
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA
Carroll University Waukesha WI
Carthage College Kenosha WI
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH
Catholic University of America Washington DC
Cazenovia College Cazenovia NY
Cedar Crest College Allentown PA
Centre College Danville KY
Chapman University Orange CA
Chatham University Pittsburgh PA
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Claremont CA
Clark University Worcester MA
Coe College Cedar Rapids IA
Colby College Waterville ME
Colby-Sawyer College New London NH
College of Mount Saint Vincent Riverdale NY
College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph MN
College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown NJ
College of Wooster Wooster OH
Colorado College Colorado Springs CO
Concordia College - Minnesota Moorhead MN
Connecticut College New London CT
CUNY Baruch College New York NY
CUNY College of Staten Island Staten Island NY
CUNY Hunter College New York NY
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York NY
CUNY Lehman College Bronx NY
CUNY York College Jamaica NY
Denison University Granville OH
DePauw University Greencastle IN
Dickinson College Carlisle PA
Drew University Madison NJ
Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic CT
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown PA
Elms College Chicopee MA
Emory & Henry College Emory VA
Emory University Atlanta GA
Eureka College Eureka IL
Fairleigh Dickinson University - College at Florham Madison NJ
Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster PA
Franklin College Franklin IN
Frostburg State University Frostburg MD
Gallaudet University Washington DC
Gettysburg College Gettysburg PA
Gordon College Wenham MA
Goucher College Baltimore MD
Greensboro College Greensboro NC
Grinnell College Grinnell IA
Grove City College Grove City PA
Guilford College Greensboro NC
Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter MN
Hamilton College Clinton NY
Hamline University Saint Paul MN
Hartwick College Oneonta NY
Hendrix College Conway AR
Hiram College Hiram OH
Hobart & William Smith Colleges Geneva NY
Hollins University Roanoke VA
Hood College Frederick MD
Hope College Holland MI
Husson University Bangor ME
Illinois College Jacksonville IL
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington IL
Ithaca College Ithaca NY
John Carroll University University Heights OH
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD
Juniata College Huntingdon PA
Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo MI
Keene State College Keene NH
Kenyon College Gambier OH
King's College - Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre PA
Knox College Galesburg IL
LaGrange College Lagrange GA
Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL
Lawrence University Appleton WI
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA
Lewis & Clark College Portland OR
Linfield College McMinnville OR
Loras College Dubuque IA
Luther College Decorah IA
Lycoming College Williamsport PA
Macalester College Saint Paul MN
Marymount University (VA) Arlington VA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Cambridge MA
McDaniel College Westminster MD
McMurry University Abilene TX
Messiah College Mechanicsburg PA
Middlebury College Middlebury VT
Millikin University Decatur IL
Mills College Oakland CA
Misericordia University Dallas PA
Monmouth College Monmouth IL
Montclair State University Montclair NJ
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA
Mount Saint Mary College - New York Newburgh NY
Nazareth College Rochester NY
New York University New York NY
North Central College Naperville IL
Norwich University Northfield VT
Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore MD
Oberlin College Oberlin OH
Occidental College Los Angeles CA
Ohio Northern University Ada OH
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH
Olivet College Olivet MI
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA
Pacific University Forest Grove OR
Penn State Altoona Altoona PA
Penn State Erie - The Behrend College Erie PA
Plymouth State University Plymouth NH
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Claremont CA
Principia College Elsah IL
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah NJ
Randolph-Macon College Ashland VA
Regis College Weston MA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy NY
Rhodes College Memphis TN
Ripon College Ripon WI
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY
Roger Williams University Bristol RI
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute IN
Rowan University Glassboro NJ
Saint John's University - Minnesota Collegeville MN
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish ME
Saint Mary's College - Indiana Notre Dame IN
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN
Saint Vincent College - Pennsylvania Latrobe PA
Salem College Winston Salem NC
Salisbury University Salisbury MD
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville NY
Sewanee - The University of the South Sewanee TN
Simmons College Boston MA
Simpson College Indianola IA
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY
Smith College Northampton MA
Southwestern University Georgetown TX
Springfield College Springfield MA
St. Catherine University Saint Paul MN
St. Joseph's College - Brooklyn Brooklyn NY
St. Joseph's College - Long Island Patchogue NY
St. Lawrence University Canton NY
St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City MD
St. Olaf College Northfield MN
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken NJ
SUNY Buffalo State College Buffalo NY
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport NY
SUNY College at Old Westbury Old Westbury NY
SUNY College at Oneonta Oneonta NY
SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology at Cobleskill Cobleskill NY
SUNY Cortland Cortland NY
SUNY Fredonia Fredonia NY
SUNY Geneseo Geneseo NY
SUNY Maritime College Throggs Neck NY
SUNY New Paltz New Paltz NY
SUNY Oswego Oswego NY
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica NY
SUNY Potsdam Potsdam NY
SUNY Purchase College Purchase NY
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA
Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar VA
The College of New Jersey Ewing NJ
The College of New Rochelle New Rochelle NY
Transylvania University Lexington KY
Trinity College - Connecticut Hartford CT
Trinity University - Texas San Antonio TX
Tufts University Medford MA
Union College - New York Schenectady NY
United States Coast Guard Academy New London CT
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point NY
University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA
University of Chicago Chicago IL
University of La Verne La Verne CA
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg VA
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA
University of Minnesota - Morris Morris MN
University of Mount Union Alliance OH
University of New England Biddeford ME
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Bradford PA
University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA
University of Redlands Redlands CA
University of Rochester Rochester NY
University of Saint Joseph West Hartford CT
University of Scranton Scranton PA
University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Saint Paul MN
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire WI
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse WI
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh WI
University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls WI
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point WI
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater WI
Ursinus College Collegeville PA
Utica College Utica NY
Vassar College Poughkeepsie NY
Wabash College Crawfordsville IN
Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA
Washington & Lee University Lexington VA
Washington College Chestertown MD
Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis MO
Wellesley College Wellesley MA
Wells College Aurora NY
Wesleyan University Middletown CT
Western Connecticut State University Danbury CT
Western New England University Springfield MA
Westfield State University Westfield MA
Westminster College - Pennsylvania New Wilmington PA
Wheaton College - Illinois Wheaton IL
Wheaton College - Massachusetts Norton MA
Whitman College Walla Walla WA
Whittier College Whittier CA
Whitworth University Spokane WA
Widener University Chester PA
Willamette University Salem OR
William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne NJ
Williams College Williamstown MA
Wilmington College Wilmington OH
Wittenberg University Springfield OH
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester MA
York College of Pennsylvania York PA