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Best NCAA Division 3 Football Colleges

Top D3 Football Schools

NCSA analyzed over 240 four-year colleges with college football programs at the NCAA Division 3 level to develop a list of the Best Division 3 Football Colleges for Student-Athletes.

NCSA Power Rankings are based on proprietary analysis of NCSA Favorites data obtained from the college search activity of the over 2 million student-athletes on the NCSA recruiting network, general academic rankings by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, IPEDS graduation rates and IPEDS average cost after aid.  

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1
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$52,476
Avg. Cost After Aid
$19,519
NCSA Favorites
1349
General Rank
32
Grad Rank
8
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2
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$51,790
Avg. Cost After Aid
$20,380
NCSA Favorites
1021
General Rank
32
Grad Rank
5
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3
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$49,352
Avg. Cost After Aid
$18,427
NCSA Favorites
965
General Rank
34
Grad Rank
12
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4
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$39,560
Avg. Cost After Aid
$28,540
NCSA Favorites
1759
General Rank
83
Grad Rank
80
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5
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$51,070
Avg. Cost After Aid
$33,738
NCSA Favorites
1478
General Rank
81
Grad Rank
49
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6
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$52,310
Avg. Cost After Aid
$29,817
NCSA Favorites
1137
General Rank
23
Grad Rank
49
Favorite
7
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,410
Avg. Cost After Aid
$29,066
NCSA Favorites
974
General Rank
8
Grad Rank
12
Favorite
8
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$48,452
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,230
NCSA Favorites
822
General Rank
1
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
9
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$46,006
Avg. Cost After Aid
$34,973
NCSA Favorites
1356
General Rank
43
Grad Rank
98
Favorite
10
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$49,770
Avg. Cost After Aid
$27,777
NCSA Favorites
839
General Rank
17
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
11
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$44,942
Avg. Cost After Aid
$29,144
NCSA Favorites
1326
General Rank
121
Grad Rank
80
Favorite
12
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$53,649
Avg. Cost After Aid
$34,834
NCSA Favorites
819
General Rank
1
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
13
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$49,900
Avg. Cost After Aid
$24,447
NCSA Favorites
705
General Rank
34
Grad Rank
20
Favorite
14
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$30,776
Avg. Cost After Aid
$23,990
NCSA Favorites
1745
General Rank
118
Grad Rank
227
Favorite
15
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,142
Avg. Cost After Aid
$37,064
NCSA Favorites
889
General Rank
29
Grad Rank
49
Favorite
16
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$51,240
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,139
NCSA Favorites
669
General Rank
49
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
17
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$48,267
Avg. Cost After Aid
$25,029
NCSA Favorites
720
General Rank
45
Grad Rank
36
Favorite
18
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$46,570
Avg. Cost After Aid
$32,923
NCSA Favorites
1529
General Rank
111
Grad Rank
168
Favorite
19
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$46,994
Avg. Cost After Aid
$43,027
NCSA Favorites
995
General Rank
66
Grad Rank
69
Favorite
20
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,960
Avg. Cost After Aid
$20,361
NCSA Favorites
507
General Rank
51
Grad Rank
12
Favorite
21
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$41,054
Avg. Cost After Aid
$29,503
NCSA Favorites
1549
General Rank
137
Grad Rank
179
Favorite
22
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$48,710
Avg. Cost After Aid
$40,053
NCSA Favorites
1192
General Rank
94
Grad Rank
113
Favorite
23
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$52,430
Avg. Cost After Aid
$29,449
NCSA Favorites
651
General Rank
25
Grad Rank
20
Favorite
24
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$39,793
Avg. Cost After Aid
$28,241
NCSA Favorites
1850
General Rank
128
Grad Rank
244
Favorite
25
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,945
Avg. Cost After Aid
$28,712
NCSA Favorites
689
General Rank
41
Grad Rank
26
Favorite
26
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,874
Avg. Cost After Aid
$28,148
NCSA Favorites
617
General Rank
34
Grad Rank
8
Favorite
27
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$33,556
Avg. Cost After Aid
$26,173
NCSA Favorites
1706
General Rank
103
Grad Rank
266
Favorite
28
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$34,050
Avg. Cost After Aid
$30,021
NCSA Favorites
1068
General Rank
151
Grad Rank
47
Favorite
29
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,310
Avg. Cost After Aid
$23,312
NCSA Favorites
676
General Rank
60
Grad Rank
49
Favorite
30
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,063
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,841
NCSA Favorites
368
General Rank
34
Grad Rank
12
Favorite
31
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$39,060
Avg. Cost After Aid
$27,008
NCSA Favorites
1890
General Rank
263
Grad Rank
143
Favorite
32
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$39,450
Avg. Cost After Aid
$24,567
NCSA Favorites
1436
General Rank
146
Grad Rank
210
Favorite
33
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,912
Avg. Cost After Aid
$24,251
NCSA Favorites
490
General Rank
51
Grad Rank
12
Favorite
34
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$52,002
Avg. Cost After Aid
$39,794
NCSA Favorites
806
General Rank
70
Grad Rank
49
Favorite
35
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$35,160
Avg. Cost After Aid
$28,706
NCSA Favorites
1139
General Rank
129
Grad Rank
149
Favorite
36
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$39,621
Avg. Cost After Aid
$23,919
NCSA Favorites
1546
General Rank
288
Grad Rank
134
Favorite
37
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$39,300
Avg. Cost After Aid
$26,249
NCSA Favorites
726
General Rank
100
Grad Rank
64
Favorite
38
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$47,060
Avg. Cost After Aid
$26,976
NCSA Favorites
1023
General Rank
172
Grad Rank
92
Favorite
39
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$33,492
Avg. Cost After Aid
$21,010
NCSA Favorites
1572
General Rank
177
Grad Rank
280
Favorite
40
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$52,760
Avg. Cost After Aid
$28,594
NCSA Favorites
756
General Rank
100
Grad Rank
64
Favorite
41
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$37,315
Avg. Cost After Aid
$21,893
NCSA Favorites
1755
General Rank
333
Grad Rank
154
Favorite
42
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$50,797
Avg. Cost After Aid
$37,648
NCSA Favorites
782
General Rank
53
Grad Rank
98
Favorite
43
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$39,181
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,090
NCSA Favorites
1321
General Rank
118
Grad Rank
280
Favorite
44
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$17,612
Avg. Cost After Aid
$13,045
NCSA Favorites
954
General Rank
168
Grad Rank
210
Favorite
45
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$30,740
Avg. Cost After Aid
$25,933
NCSA Favorites
1229
General Rank
177
Grad Rank
168
Favorite
46
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$35,500
Avg. Cost After Aid
$22,685
NCSA Favorites
1189
General Rank
137
Grad Rank
227
Favorite
47
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$51,696
Avg. Cost After Aid
$37,080
NCSA Favorites
690
General Rank
81
Grad Rank
49
Favorite
48
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$48,758
Avg. Cost After Aid
$29,492
NCSA Favorites
549
General Rank
45
Grad Rank
64
Favorite
49
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$51,200
Avg. Cost After Aid
$31,704
NCSA Favorites
621
General Rank
70
Grad Rank
58
Favorite
50
NCAA Division 3
Tuition
$24,600
Avg. Cost After Aid
$14,538
NCSA Favorites
680
General Rank
129
Grad Rank
168
Favorite
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