If a student-athlete is looking for the top level of college lacrosse, large student bodies and highly competitive athletic programs, NCAA D1 may be the right fit. More than 170,000 student-athletes attend D1 schools, of which 3,000 play men’s college lacrosse across 125 programs primarily situated in the Northeast region and Mid-Atlantic. Athletes at the D1 level have the opportunity to compete against top athletic talent while maintaining high academic standards.
Division 1 lacrosse is offered at over 70 colleges, within 10 conferences; AEC, ACC, Big East, Big 10, CAA, Independents, Ivy League, MAAC, Northeast Conference, Patriots League and Southern Conference.
NCSA understands that student-athletes want to know what a college can offer them outside of athletics. To do this, we’ve analyzed data on additional factors, including cost, academics, size and more, to create our Power Rankings of best D1 lacrosse colleges. Student-athletes can also visit the NCAA’s website to see their rankings for D1 lacrosse teams.