Men’s Division 2 Golf Colleges
Only 1.6 percent of high school athletes go on to play Division 2 golf. Opportunity may be limited here, but don’t be mistaken—these schools have a lot to offer. First, the competition is fierce: top Division 2 players are often comparable to Division 1, with the top 100 D2 average golf scores being below 72. Plus, student-athletes will find a balanced college experience at this level. Unlike Division 1, there’s more time for studying, internships and a social life outside of training.
How many schools are there in Division 2 golf?
There are 218 Division 2 golf schools and the top performing programs are usually located in popular golf states, such as Florida and California. Most have a student body of 8,000 or less and are a mix of public and private universities. Scholarship opportunity is limited at this level. Coaches can award a maximum of 3.6 scholarships per year and usually divide their funds into partial scholarships across athletes. Keep in mind, though, that not all Division 2 golf schools are fully funded. So many student-athletes are still required to pay for some of their college costs. It’s best to establish a relationship with a coach early on to learn more about their athletic scholarship opportunities.
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Division 2 golf rankings
Athletics are an important factor to consider when making your college decision—but it isn’t the only one. To help student-athletes create a realistic list of potential schools, we’ve conducted an analysis that incorporates a variety of factors, from academics to cost, and compiled a comprehensive list of Power Rankings. Here are the top 10 Division 2 men’s golf colleges:
- University of California—San Diego
- Rollins College
- California State University—Chico
- Bentley University
- Western Washington University
- Hillsdale College
- Regis University
- Bellarmine University
- Colorado School of Mines
- Grand Valley State University
The NCAA also compiles a list of D2 golf rankings to determine the best men’s golf programs. Their results are purely based on athletic performance.