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Division 1 Field Hockey Colleges

NCAA Division 1 field hockey colleges include some of best field hockey players in the world. It isn’t uncommon to see an Olympian on an opposing roster or on your own team. These are the best of the best with the speed and strength of elite athletes. Below are a variety of elements to consider when deciding whether to play at one of the D1 field hockey colleges or what college to sign with in this division:

Going to a top university could land you a spot on a national team.

How many Division 1 field hockey teams are there?

There are 79 Division 1 field hockey teams that have a high concentration in the northeast of the US, as well as California. With 12 scholarships being the maximum per D1 team there are not many athletes on a full scholarship. A few players receiving a full scholarship can impact the team’s performance negatively due to lacking support at other positions. With around 3 scholarships given out per class, it is important to get into contact with coaches early before roster space and scholarship money runs out at the school of your dreams.

D1 field hockey rankings

Division 1 field hockey rankings can be divided into performance-based and overall student experience. NCSA has compiled data and published power rankings that take more than just the season’s final record into account.

  1. Princeton University
  2. Harvard University
  3. Yale University
  4. Duke University
  5. Columbia University
  6. University of Virginia
  7. Stanford University
  8. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  9. University of Pennsylvania (Penn)
  10. Dartmouth College

Competing at one of the top Division 1 field hockey colleges is a huge responsibility with a demanding training schedule. The above rankings from NCSA consider other variables that make a specific program great. These include graduation rate, number of favorites on our database expressing interest and average cost after financial aid. There are also the NCAA division 1 rankings based solely on performance over the course of the field hockey season.

Full list of Division 1 field hockey colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Boone, North Carolina
Mid East
Sun Belt Conference
NCAA D1
Muncie, Indiana
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Louisville, Kentucky
Mid East
ASUN Conference
NCAA D1
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
New England
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Boston, Massachusetts
New England
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Providence, Rhode Island
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Smithfield, Rhode Island
New England
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Hamilton, New York
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Worcester, Massachusetts
New England
Patriot League
NCAA D1
New York, New York
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Ithaca, New York
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Hanover, New Hampshire
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Davidson, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Durham, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfield, Connecticut
New England
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Hempstead, New York
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Bloomington, Indiana
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Mid East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Kent, Ohio
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Easton, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Lynchburg, Virginia
Mid East
Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference
NCAA D1
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Brooklyn, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Farmville, Virginia
Mid East
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
North Andover, Massachusetts
New England
Northeast-10 Conference
NCAA D1
Oxford, Ohio
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
East Lansing, Michigan
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
West Long Branch, New Jersey
North East
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Boston, Massachusetts
New England
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Evanston, Illinois
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Columbus, Ohio
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Athens, Ohio
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Norfolk, Virginia
Mid East
Conference USA
NCAA D1
University Park, Pennsylvania
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Princeton, New Jersey
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Providence, Rhode Island
New England
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Hamden, Connecticut
New England
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Piscataway, New Jersey
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfield, Connecticut
New England
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Loretto, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid West
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Stanford, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Albany, New York
North East
America East Conference 
NCAA D1
Syracuse, New York
North East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Towson, Maryland
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Berkeley, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Davis, California
West Coast
America East Conference 
NCAA D1
Storrs, Connecticut
New England
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Newark, Delaware
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Iowa City, Iowa
Mid West
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Louisville, Kentucky
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Orono, Maine
New England
America East Conference 
NCAA D1
College Park, Maryland
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Amherst, Massachusetts
New England
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Lowell, Massachusetts
New England
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Durham, New Hampshire
New England
America East Conference 
NCAA D1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Burlington, Vermont
New England
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Villanova, Pennsylvania
North East
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Richmond, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Staten Island, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Williamsburg, Virginia
Mid East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
New Haven, Connecticut
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1

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