Women’s Division 1 Lacrosse Colleges | D1 Lacrosse Schools List

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NCAA Division 1 colleges are known for having large student populations and top tier athletic programs. Of the more than 170,000 student-athletes who play at the Division 1 level, 3,471 compete at one of the NCAA’s 115 Division 1 women’s lacrosse programs. The majority of these programs are located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. These athletes are at the top of the talent pool and are held to high academic and athletic standards.

How many players on a women’s lacrosse team?

The NAIA and NJCAA report the smallest average roster size for women’s lacrosse with 17 players. At the NCAA level, the average team size varies from division to division.

Division 1: 30

Division 2: 23

Division 3: 21

NAIA: 17

NJCAA: 17

How many D1 women’s lacrosse colleges are there?

There are 117 schools that offer Division 1 women’s lacrosse in 16 conferences: AEC, AAC, ASC, Atlantic 10, ACC, Big East, Big South, Big Ten, CAA, Independents, Ivy League, MAAC, MPSF, Northeast Conference, Pac-12, Patriots League and Southern Conference. 

D1 women’s lacrosse rankings

Student-athletes are looking for colleges that offer them more than just great athletic opportunities. To help athletes identify the best college fit for them, NCSA Power Rankings analyze college cost, academics, size and more to determine the top D1 lacrosse colleges. The NCAA also produces a list of top Division 1 lacrosse colleges that student-athletes can reference.

  1. Stanford University
  2. Princeton University
  3. Harvard University
  4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  5. Yale University
  6. University of Virginia
  7. Duke University
  8. University of Florida
  9. University of California
  10. University of Michigan

Full List of D1 Women’s Lacrosse Schools

School
City and State
Type
Conference
Division
Washington, District Of Columbia
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Tempe, Arizona
Public
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Boston, Massachusetts
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Providence, Rhode Island
Private
Collegiate Water Polo Association
NCAA D1
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Private
Pioneer Football League
NCAA D1
Buies Creek, North Carolina
Private
Pioneer Football League
NCAA D1
Buffalo, New York
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
New Britain, Connecticut
Public
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Public
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Clemson, South Carolina
Public
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Conway, South Carolina
Public
Sun Belt Conference
NCAA D1
Hamilton, New York
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Worcester, Massachusetts
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
New York, New York
Private
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Ithaca, New York
Private
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Hanover, New Hampshire
Private
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Davidson, North Carolina
Private
Pioneer Football League
NCAA D1
Dover, Delaware
Public
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Durham, North Carolina
Private
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Greenville, North Carolina
Public
Conference USA
NCAA D1
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Public
Mid-America Conference
NCAA D1
Elon, North Carolina
Private
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Fairfield, Connecticut
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Teaneck, New Jersey
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Madison, New Jersey
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Greenville, South Carolina
Private
Southern Conference
NCAA D1
Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Private
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfax, Virginia
Public
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Washington, District Of Columbia
Private
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Washington, District Of Columbia
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private
Ivy League
NCAA D1
High Point, North Carolina
Private
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Hempstead, New York
Private
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Washington, District Of Columbia
Private
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
New Rochelle, New York
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Jacksonville, Florida
Private
Pioneer Football League
NCAA D1
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Public
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Baltimore, Maryland
Private
Centennial Conference
NCAA D1
Kennesaw, Georgia
Public
Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA D1
Kent, Ohio
Public
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Easton, Pennsylvania
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Lynchburg, Virginia
Private
Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA D1
Saint Charles, Missouri
Private
GLVC
NCAA D1
Long Island, New York
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Farmville, Virginia
Public
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Baltimore, Maryland
Private
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Riverdale, New York
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Poughkeepsie, New York
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Macon, Georgia
Private
Southern Conference
NCAA D1
North Andover, Massachusetts
Private
Northeast-10 Conference
NCAA D1
West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Niagara University, New York
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Evanston, Illinois
Private
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Columbus, Ohio
Public
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Norfolk, Virginia
Public
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
University Park, Pennsylvania
Public
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Clinton, South Carolina
Private
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Princeton, New Jersey
Private
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Private
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA D1
Hamden, Connecticut
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Radford, Virginia
Public
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Piscataway, New Jersey
Private
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfield, Connecticut
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Loretto, Pennsylvania
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
San Diego, California
Public
Mountain West Conference
NCAA D1
Loudonville, New York
Private
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Saint Bonaventure, New York
Private
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Stanford, California
Private
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
DeLand, Florida
Private
Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA D1
Easton, Massachusetts
Private
Norteast Conference (NEC)
NCAA D1
Vestal, New York
Public
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Stony Brook, New York
Public
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Albany, New York
Public
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Syracuse, New York
Private
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public
American Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Towson, Maryland
Public
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
West Point, New York
Public
Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I for men's ice hockey)
NCAA D1
Annapolis, Maryland
Public
Collegiate Water Polo Association (Division I)
NCAA D1
Akron, Ohio
Public
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Berkeley, California
Public
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Davis, California
Public
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Public
American Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Boulder, Colorado
Public
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Storrs, Connecticut
Public
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
Newark, Delaware
Public
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Denver, Colorado
Private
The Summit League
NCAA D1
Detroit, Michigan
Private
Horizon League
NCAA D1
Gainesville, Florida
Public
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Louisville, Kentucky
Public
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
College Park, Maryland
Public
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Baltimore, Maryland
Public
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Amherst, Massachusetts
Public
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Lowell, Massachusetts
Public
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Public
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Durham, New Hampshire
Public
American East Conference
NCAA D1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Public
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Public
Conference USA
NCAA D1
Notre Dame, Indiana
Private
Division I-A Independents
NCAA D1
Eugene, Oregon
Public
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Public
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Kingston, Rhode Island
Public
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Virginia
Private
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Tampa, Florida
Public
American Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Los Angeles, California
Private
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Burlington, Vermont
Public
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Charlottesville, Virginia
Public
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Nashville, Tennessee
Private
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Private
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Richmond, Virginia
Public
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Blacksburg, Virginia
Public
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Staten Island, New York
Private
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Williamsburg, Virginia
Public
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Private
Southern Conference
NCAA D1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Private
Big East Conference
NCAA D1
New Haven, Connecticut
Private
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Youngstown, Ohio
Public
Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA D1