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Play Division III sports

Division III schools provide an integrated environment focusing on academic success while offering a competitive athletics environment. Division III rules minimize potential conflicts between athletics and academics and focus on regional in-season and conference play.

While Division III schools do not offer athletics scholarships, 75 percent of Division III student-athletes receive some form of merit or need-based financial aid.

If you are planning to attend a Division III school, you do not need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Division III schools set their own admissions standards.

Division III facts

Participation

  • 183,500 student- athletes
  • 448 schools

Athletics scholarships

  • Division III schools do not offer athletics scholarships.  However, 75 percent of student-athletes receive some form of merit or need-based financial aid.

Academics

  • 2012 Academic Success Rate: 87 percent

Other stats

  • Average enrollment: 2,600 Average number of sports: 18
  • Average percentage of student body participating in NCAA sports: 21 percent
  • Division I national championships: 28 (1 out of every 10 student-athletes participates)