Division II Colleges

NCAA division II Quick Stats:

Total NCAA division II members 302
52% are public institutions and 48% are private institutions
Student body population ranges in size from 2,500-15,000
Average number of students at DII institutions: 4,500
Nearly 50% of student-athletes earn some type of athletically funded financial aid
DII attributes: Learning, Service, Passion, Sportsmanship, Resourcefulness, Balance

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What sets Division II apart from the other divisions?

Division II is considered the intermediate division level of competition, which offers an alternative to the highly competitive level of intercollegiate sports at the Division I level and the non-athletic scholarship level offered at Division III.

What makes a division 2 athlete?

Division II athletes choose to compete at this level of competition because they understand the need and importance of balancing academics and athletics. Athletes wanting to compete at this level will need to register with the NCAA eligibility center to meet both academic and amateur requirements.

Why do student-athletes choose Division II?

Athletes who end up committing to division II schools and universities are experienced athletes and serious students. These student-athletes want to focus on their athletic skills as much as they want to earn a college degree. Athletic seasons for division II sports are slightly shorter than that of division I; giving students the opportunity to focus on their college studies.

How many scholarships are offered at the division II level?

Because the amount of scholarships allotted to each college is determined by the division level. College sponsored sports for division II can range from 3-12 scholarships per team, for Men’s sports and 5-13 scholarships per team for women’s sports. All division II scholarships are equivalency sports, meaning that scholarships awarded can be split up and given to multiple student-athletes on the same team.

Not every sport will be represented at each division II college, which is why it is important for potential recruits to begin their search early so they will have a better chance of locking in the right college opportunity.

Learn more about athletic scholarships in your sport here

Do you have the grades to play at a division II school?

NCAA Division II currently requires 14 core courses
3 years of English.
2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
2 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).
A minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68

Division II will require 16 core courses for students enrolling on or after August 1, 2013
3 years of English.
2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
3 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
2 years of social science.
4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)

For more information about how to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center go here.

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