Complete List of Division 3 Football Colleges

The NCAA D3 level has more college athletes than either the D1 or D2 level. There are 248 colleges competing in football 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 248 football colleges, many of them are among the top academic institutions in the country.

Financial Aid at Division III Schools

While football players 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 Football 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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College City State
Adrian College Adrian MI
Albion College Albion MI
Albright College Reading PA
Alfred University Alfred NY
Allegheny College Meadville PA
Alma College Alma MI
Amherst College Amherst MA
Anderson University - Indiana Anderson IN
Anna Maria College Paxton MA
Augsburg College Minneapolis MN
Augustana College - Illinois Rock Island IL
Aurora University Aurora IL
Austin College Sherman TX
Averett University Danville VA
Baldwin Wallace University Berea OH
Bates College Lewiston ME
Becker College Worcester MA
Beloit College Beloit WI
Benedictine University Lisle IL
Bethany College - West Virginia Bethany WV
Bethel University - Minnesota Saint Paul MN
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham AL
Bluffton University Bluffton OH
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME
Bridgewater College Bridgewater VA
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA
Buena Vista University Storm Lake IA
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks CA
Capital University Columbus OH
Carleton College Northfield MN
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA
Carroll University Waukesha WI
Carthage College Kenosha WI
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH
Castleton University Castleton VT
Catholic University of America Washington DC
Central College Pella IA
Centre College Danville KY
Chapman University Orange CA
Christopher Newport University Newport News VA
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Claremont CA
Coe College Cedar Rapids IA
Colby College Waterville ME
College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph MN
College of Wooster Wooster OH
Concordia College - Minnesota Moorhead MN
Concordia University - Chicago River Forest IL
Concordia University - Wisconsin Mequon WI
Cornell College Mount Vernon IA
Crown College Saint Bonifacius MN
Curry College Milton MA
Defiance College Defiance OH
Delaware Valley University Doylestown PA
Denison University Granville OH
DePauw University Greencastle IN
Dickinson College Carlisle PA
Earlham College Richmond IN
East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX
Elmhurst College Elmhurst IL
Emory & Henry College Emory VA
Endicott College Beverly MA
Eureka College Eureka IL
Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University - College at Florham Madison NJ
Ferrum College Ferrum VA
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MA
Framingham State University Framingham MA
Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster PA
Franklin College Franklin IN
Frostburg State University Frostburg MD
Gallaudet University Washington DC
Geneva College Beaver Falls PA
Gettysburg College Gettysburg PA
Greensboro College Greensboro NC
Greenville University Greenville IL
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
Hanover College Hanover IN
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX
Hartwick College Oneonta NY
Heidelberg University Tiffin OH
Hendrix College Conway AR
Hiram College Hiram OH
Hobart & William Smith Colleges Geneva NY
Hope College Holland MI
Howard Payne University Brownwood TX
Huntingdon College Montgomery AL
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
Kean University Union NJ
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
Lakeland University Plymouth WI
Lawrence University Appleton WI
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA
Lewis & Clark College Portland OR
Linfield College McMinnville OR
Loras College Dubuque IA
Louisiana College Pineville LA
Luther College Decorah IA
Lycoming College Williamsport PA
Macalester College Saint Paul MN
MacMurray College Jacksonville IL
Maine Maritime Academy Castine ME
Manchester University North Manchester IN
Maranatha Baptist University Watertown WI
Marietta College Marietta OH
Martin Luther College New Ulm MN
Maryville College Maryville TN
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Cambridge MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay MA
McDaniel College Westminster MD
McMurry University Abilene TX
Methodist University Fayetteville NC
Middlebury College Middlebury VT
Millikin University Decatur IL
Millsaps College Jackson MS
Mississippi College Clinton MS
Monmouth College Monmouth IL
Moravian College Bethlehem PA
Morrisville State College Morrisville NY
Mount Ida College Newton MA
Mount St. Joseph University Cincinnati OH
Muhlenberg College Allentown PA
Muskingum University New Concord OH
NCWA - Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney VA
NCWA - Montclair State University Montclair NJ
NCWA - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy NY
Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln NE
Nichols College Dudley MA
North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount NC
North Central College Naperville IL
North Park University Chicago IL
Norwich University Northfield VT
Oberlin College Oberlin OH
Occidental College Los Angeles CA
Ohio Northern University Ada OH
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH
Olivet College Olivet MI
Otterbein University Westerville OH
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA
Plymouth State University Plymouth NH
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Claremont CA
Principia College Elsah IL
Randolph-Macon College Ashland VA
Resurrection University Oak Park IL
Rhodes College Memphis TN
Ripon College Ripon WI
Rockford University Rockford IL
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute IN
Rowan University Glassboro NJ
Saint John's University - Minnesota Collegeville MN
Saint Vincent College - Pennsylvania Latrobe PA
Salisbury University Salisbury MD
Salve Regina University Newport RI
Sewanee - The University of the South Sewanee TN
Shenandoah University Winchester VA
Simpson College Indianola IA
Springfield College Springfield MA
St. John Fisher College Rochester NY
St. Lawrence University Canton NY
St. Norbert College De Pere WI
St. Olaf College Northfield MN
Sul Ross State University Alpine TX
SUNY Buffalo State College Buffalo NY
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport NY
SUNY Cortland Cortland NY
SUNY Maritime College Throggs Neck NY
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA
Texas Lutheran University Seguin TX
The College of New Jersey Ewing NJ
The College of St. Scholastica Duluth MN
Thiel College Greenville PA
Thomas More College Crestview Hills KY
Trine University Angola IN
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 Chicago Chicago IL
University of Dubuque Dubuque IA
University of La Verne La Verne CA
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA
University of Minnesota - Morris Morris MN
University of Mount Union Alliance OH
University of Northwestern - St. Paul Saint Paul MN
University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA
University of Redlands Redlands CA
University of Rochester Rochester NY
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 - Platteville Platteville WI
University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls WI
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point WI
University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie WI
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater WI
Ursinus College Collegeville PA
Utica College Utica NY
Wabash College Crawfordsville IN
Wartburg College Waverly IA
Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA
Washington & Lee University Lexington VA
Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis MO
Waynesburg University Waynesburg PA
Wesley College Dover DE
Wesleyan University Middletown CT
Western Connecticut State University Danbury CT
Western New England University Springfield MA
Westfield State University Westfield MA
Westminster College - Missouri Fulton MO
Westminster College - Pennsylvania New Wilmington PA
Wheaton College - Illinois Wheaton IL
Whittier College Whittier CA
Whitworth University Spokane WA
Widener University Chester PA
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre PA
Willamette University Salem OR
William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne NJ
Williams College Williamstown MA
Wilmington College Wilmington OH
Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee WI
Wittenberg University Springfield OH
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester MA
Worcester State University Worcester MA