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Men’s Division 3 Swimming Colleges

Student-athletes who want to push themselves academically as well as athletically may find the best fit at a Division 3 college. Swimmers at this level are able to develop as athletes while still having time and flexibility in their schedules to pursue other passions outside of swimming. Also, the recruiting process is less regulated for Division 3, so recruits and coaches can communicate with each other earlier – giving swimmers at this level more time to be actively engaged in recruiting.

How many Division 3 swimming colleges are there?

There are 200 NCAA Division 3 swimming colleges, more than any other division level. Division 3 men’s swim teams do not offer athletic scholarships but can provide other forms of financial assistance through academic-related grants. Many D3 swimmers receive financial aid, so seeking a D3 roster spot is often a good way to offset the overall cost of college.

Division 3 swimming rankings

For all student-athletes, especially those at the D3 level, the swim team’s NCAA rank is not necessarily the end all, be all factor in selecting a college. To help student-athletes and their families evaluate schools beyond their athletic programs, NCSA creates an annual list of Power Rankings. The results include data from factors we know matter most when choosing the right college or university.

Best Division 3 men’s swimming colleges

  1. MIT

  2. Caltech

  3. Johns Hopkins

  4. Amherst

  5. Swathmore

  6. Emory

  7. University of Chicago

  8. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges

  9. Tufts

  10. Carnegie Mellon 

Full List of D3 Swimming Colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Albion, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Reading, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Alfred, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Meadville, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Alma, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Amherst, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Anderson, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Glenside, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Rock Island, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Sherman, TEXAS
Mid South
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Wellesley, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Berea, OHIO
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Annandale-On-Hudson, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Lewiston, MAINE
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Beloit, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Mount Berry, GEORGIA
South East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Bethany, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Birmingham, ALABAMA
South East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Brunswick, MAINE
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
University Athletic Association
NCAA III
Bridgewater, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Bridgewater, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Commonwealth Coast Football
NCAA III
Radnor, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Pasadena, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Thousand Oaks, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Northfield, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
University Athletic Association
NCAA III
Waukesha, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Kenosha, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Cleveland, OHIO
Great Lakes
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
North East
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Cazenovia, NEW YORK
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Allentown, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Shreveport, LOUISIANA
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Danville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Orange, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Claremont, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Potsdam, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Cedar Rapids, IOWA
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Waterville, MAINE
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
New London, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New England
North Atlantic Conference
NCAA III
Bronx, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Wooster, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Colorado Springs, COLORADO
South West
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
New London, CONNECTICUT
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Granville, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Greencastle, INDIANA
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Carlisle, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Madison, NEW JERSEY
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA III
Willimantic, CONNECTICUT
New England
Little East Conference
NCAA III
Elizabethtown, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA III
Chicopee, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Emory, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Atlanta, GEORGIA
South East
University Athletic Association
NCAA III
Eureka, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Madison, NEW JERSEY
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Ferrum, VIRGINIA
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lancaster, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Franklin, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
North East
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
NCAA III
Newberg, OREGON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Gettysburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Wenham, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Commonwealth Coast Conference
NCAA III
Baltimore, MARYLAND
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA III
Greensboro, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Grinnell, IOWA
Mid West
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Grove City, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Saint Peter, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Clinton, NEW YORK
North East
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Saint Paul, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Hampden Sydney, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Hanover, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Oneonta, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Conway, ARKANSAS
Mid South
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Hiram, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Frederick, MARYLAND
North East
MAC Commonwealth Conference
NCAA III
Holland, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Bangor, MAINE
New England
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
NCAA III
Jacksonville, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Division III Independents
NCAA III
Bloomington, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Ithaca, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
University Heights, OHIO
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Baltimore, MARYLAND
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Keene, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New England
Little East Conference
NCAA III
Gambier, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Wilkes-Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Division III Independents
NCAA III
Galesburg, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
LaGrange, GEORGIA
South East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lake Forest, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Appleton, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Annville, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Portland, OREGON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
McMinnville, OREGON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Dubuque, IOWA
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Decorah, IOWA
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Williamsport, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Saint Paul, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Castine, MAINE
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
North Manchester, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Arlington, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Scranton, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Westminster, MARYLAND
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Abilene, TEXAS
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA III
Mechanicsburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Middlebury, VERMONT
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Decatur, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Jackson, MISSISSIPPI
Mid South
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Dallas, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Monmouth, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Montclair, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Bethlehem, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Newburgh, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Rochester, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lincoln, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
New York, NEW YORK
North East
University Athletic Association
NCAA III
Naperville, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Northfield, VERMONT
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Oberlin, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Ada, OHIO
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Delaware, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Olivet, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Tacoma, WASHINGTON
West Coast
Division III Independents
NCAA III
Forest Grove, OREGON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Altoona, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Erie, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Demorest, GEORGIA
South East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Claremont, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Elsah, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Mahwah, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lynchburg, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Ashland, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Weston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Troy, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Memphis, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Ripon, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Salem, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Rochester, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Bristol, RHODE ISLAND
New England
Commonwealth Coast Conference
NCAA III
Terre Haute, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Glassboro, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Collegeville, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Standish, MAINE
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Winona, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Latrobe, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Salisbury, MARYLAND
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Bronxville, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Sewanee, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Indianola, IOWA
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Saratoga Springs, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Buena Vista, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Georgetown, TEXAS
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Springfield, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Canton, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
St. Mary's City, MARYLAND
North East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III
De Pere, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Northfield, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Hoboken, NEW JERSEY
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Stevenson, MARYLAND
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Buffalo, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Brockport, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Old Westbury, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Oneonta, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Cobleskill, NEW YORK
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Cortland, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Delhi, NEW YORK
North East
Division III
NCAA III
Fredonia, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Geneseo, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Throggs Neck, NEW YORK
North East
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
NCAA III
New Paltz, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Oswego, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Potsdam, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Purchase, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Selinsgrove, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Swarthmore, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Ewing, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lexington, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Hartford, CONNECTICUT
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
San Antonio, TEXAS
Mid South
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA III
Medford, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Schenectady, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
New London, CONNECTICUT
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Kings Point, NEW YORK
North East
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Division III Independents
NCAA III
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
La Verne, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lynchburg, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Fredericksburg, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Alliance, OHIO
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Bradford, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Tacoma, WASHINGTON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Redlands, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Rochester, NEW YORK
North East
University Athletic Association
NCAA III
West Hartford, CONNECTICUT
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Scranton, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA III
Saint Paul, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Clarksville, ARKANSAS
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA III
Eau Claire, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
La Crosse, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Oshkosh, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
River Falls, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Stevens Point, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Whitewater, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Collegeville, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Utica, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Norfolk, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Crawfordsville, INDIANA
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Washington, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lexington, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Chestertown, MARYLAND
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
University Athletic Association
NCAA III
Aurora, NEW YORK
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Middletown, CONNECTICUT
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Danbury, CONNECTICUT
New England
Freedom Football Conference
NCAA III
New Wilmington, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Wheaton, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Norton, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Walla Walla, WASHINGTON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Whittier, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Spokane, WASHINGTON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Chester, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Wilkes-Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Salem, OREGON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Wayne, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Williamstown, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Wilmington, OHIO
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Springfield, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
York, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III

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