Complete List of Division 3 Rowing Colleges

The NCAA D3 level has more college athletes than either the D1 or D2 level. There are 43 colleges competing in rowing 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 43 rowing colleges, many of them are among the top academic institutions in the country.

Financial Aid at Division III Schools

While rowers 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 Rowing 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
Bates College Lewiston ME
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA
Cazenovia College Cazenovia NY
Chapman University Orange CA
Clark University Worcester MA
Colby College Waterville ME
Connecticut College New London CT
D'Youville College Buffalo NY
Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster PA
Hamilton College Clinton NY
Hobart & William Smith Colleges Geneva NY
Ithaca College Ithaca NY
Lewis & Clark College Portland OR
Marietta College Marietta OH
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Cambridge MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay MA
Mills College Oakland CA
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee WI
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA
North Park University Chicago IL
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY
Rutgers University - Camden Camden NJ
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville NY
Simmons College Boston MA
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY
Smith College Northampton MA
St. Lawrence University Canton NY
Stockton University Galloway NJ
SUNY Maritime College Throggs Neck NY
Trinity College - Connecticut Hartford CT
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 Mary Washington Fredericksburg VA
University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA
University of Rochester Rochester NY
Vassar College Poughkeepsie NY
Washington College Chestertown MD
Wellesley College Wellesley MA
Wesleyan University Middletown CT
Willamette University Salem OR
Williams College Williamstown MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester MA