Number of NCAA lacrosse scholarships by division level
|Division Level||Number of Teams||Total Athletes||Average Team Size||Scholarships Limits Per Team*||Scholarship Type**|
*Scholarship Limits Per Team – This number represents the maximum number of scholarships a program is allowed to award each year. Because not all programs are fully funded, the true number of lacrosse scholarships available varies from college to college. As a result, very few lacrosse programs award full rides, as college coaches typically divide their scholarship money amongst multiple athletes. Ivy League schools do not award athletic scholarships but provide financial aid through academic scholarships.
**Equivalency Scholarship – Lacrosse is an equivalency sport, which means each program is given a pool of scholarship money, depending on funds available, to divide up and award recruits and current roster players. For example, a lacrosse coach could divide the equivalent of 12.6 scholarships in any portion among 44 athletes on a team. As a result, full-ride scholarships are very hard to come by and student-athletes who do receive a scholarship are most likely to receive partial funding.