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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 I
Boone, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Sun Belt Conference
NCAA I
Muncie, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA I
Chestnut Hill, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA I
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Patriot League
NCAA I
Providence, RHODE ISLAND
New England
Ivy League
NCAA I
Smithfield, RHODE ISLAND
New England
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Lewisburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Patriot League
NCAA I
Mount Pleasant, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA I
Hamilton, NEW YORK
North East
Patriot League
NCAA I
Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Patriot League
NCAA I
Williamsburg, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
New York, NEW YORK
North East
Ivy League
NCAA I
Ithaca, NEW YORK
North East
Ivy League
NCAA I
Hanover, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New England
Ivy League
NCAA I
Davidson, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Pioneer Football League
NCAA I
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA I
Fairfield, CONNECTICUT
New England
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA I
Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
North East
Patriot League
NCAA I
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Ivy League
NCAA I
Hempstead, NEW YORK
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Bloomington, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Kent, OHIO
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA I
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA I
Easton, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Patriot League
NCAA I
Bethlehem, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Patriot League
NCAA I
Lynchburg, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Division I-AA Independents
NCAA I
Lock Haven, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA I
Brooklyn, NEW YORK
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Farmville, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Big South Conference
NCAA I
North Andover, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Northeast-10 Conference
NCAA I
Oxford, OHIO
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA I
East Lansing, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
West Long Branch, NEW JERSEY
North East
Big South Conference
NCAA I
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Evanston, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Columbus, OHIO
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Athens, OHIO
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA I
Norfolk, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Conference USA
NCAA I
University Park, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Princeton, NEW JERSEY
North East
Ivy League
NCAA I
Providence, RHODE ISLAND
New England
Big East Conference
NCAA I
Hamden, CONNECTICUT
New England
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA I
Lawrenceville, NEW JERSEY
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA I
Piscataway, NEW JERSEY
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Fairfield, CONNECTICUT
New England
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Loretto, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA I
St. Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA I
Albany, NEW YORK
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Syracuse, NEW YORK
North East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA I
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
American Athletic Conference
NCAA I
Towson, MARYLAND
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Berkeley, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA I
Davis, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Big Sky Conference
NCAA I
Storrs, CONNECTICUT
New England
Big East Conference
NCAA I
Newark, DELAWARE
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Iowa City, IOWA
Mid West
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Louisville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA I
Orono, MAINE
New England
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA I
College Park, MARYLAND
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Amherst, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Independent Northeast Region
NCAA I
Lowell, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
America East Conference
NCAA I
Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Durham, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New England
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA I
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Ivy League
NCAA I
University of Richmond, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Burlington, VERMONT
New England
America East Conference
NCAA I
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA I
Villanova, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA I
Richmond, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA I
Staten Island, NEW YORK
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Winston-Salem, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA I
New Haven, CONNECTICUT
New England
Ivy League
NCAA I

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