Men’s Division 3 Tennis Colleges
Just because a men’s high school tennis athlete isn’t among the elite level of players his age doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in continuing the sport at the collegiate level. There are many highly competitive student-athletes choosing to play for Division 3 men’s tennis colleges. The overall level of play is very close to those participating at the D1 and D2 levels. There are no athletic scholarships at Division 3 men’s tennis colleges, but there are grants based on academics and other forms of financial aid available to student-athletes. Other benefits of making the choice to play D3 men’s tennis are:
- Recruiting begins earlier for NCAA D3 men’s tennis, which provides more time for the student-athlete to compare college tennis programs and coaches and thereby not having to rush his college choice.
- The practice and conditioning hours take up much less time than if the student-athlete attends a D1 or D2 tennis college. With more free time, the men’s tennis player can focus on better academic performance and experience the other aspects of campus life.
How many division 3 men’s tennis colleges are there?
There are 328 Division 3 men’s tennis programs, which means there are more opportunities to participate at the collegiate level. This also means additional avenues to procure financial aid. Many D3 tennis colleges have several grants available, including leadership scholarships and those connected to academic success in high school. Such financial aid can lessen the overall cost of college.
Men’s D3 tennis rankings and top Division 3 tennis colleges
Here are the NCSA Power Rankings for Division 3 tennis colleges.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Amherst College
- California Institute of Technology
- Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
- Johns Hopkins University
- Emory University
- Swarthmore College
- University of Chicago
- Tufts University
- Carnegie Mellon University
NCSA understands attending college is an expensive decision, and this why the NCSA Power Rankings for men’s tennis colleges factors in the initial education cost, as well as the financial aid opportunities among the colleges listed. The NCAA simply ranks schools based on performance, which does not give a student-athlete the overall information to make the proper choice for their best fit.