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

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
Region
Conference
Division
NCAA I, Patriot League
Washington
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Pacific-12 Conference
Tempe
ARIZONA  
South West  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Chestnut Hill
MASSACHUSETTS  
New England  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Boston
MASSACHUSETTS  
New England  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
Providence
RHODE ISLAND  
New England  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Smithfield
RHODE ISLAND  
New England  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Lewisburg
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Big East Conference
Indianapolis
INDIANA  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Mountain West Conference
Fresno
CALIFORNIA  
West Coast  
NCAA I, Pioneer Football League
Buies Creek
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Buffalo
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
New Britain
CONNECTICUT  
New England  
NCAA I, Mid-American Conference
Mount Pleasant
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Sun Belt Conference
Conway
SOUTH CAROLINA  
South East  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Hamilton
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Worcester
MASSACHUSETTS  
New England  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Williamsburg
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
New York
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
Ithaca
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
Hanover
NEW HAMPSHIRE  
New England  
NCAA I, Pioneer Football League
Davidson
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Dover
DELAWARE  
North East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Durham
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Pittsburgh
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, American Athletic Conference
Greenville
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Elon
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairfield
CONNECTICUT  
New England  
NCAA I, Southern Conference
Greenville
SOUTH CAROLINA  
South East  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
Boiling Springs
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Fairfax
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Washington
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Washington
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
Cambridge
MASSACHUSETTS  
New England  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
High Point
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Hempstead
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Washington
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
New Rochelle
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Pioneer Football League
Jacksonville
FLORIDA  
South East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Harrisonburg
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Centennial Conference
Baltimore
MARYLAND  
North East  
NCAA I, Atlantic Sun Conference
Kennesaw
GEORGIA  
South East  
NCAA I, Mid-American Conference
Kent
OHIO  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Easton
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Bethlehem
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
Lynchburg
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Brooklyn
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
Farmville
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Patriot League
Baltimore
MARYLAND  
North East  
NCAA I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Riverdale
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Pioneer Football League
Poughkeepsie
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Big East Conference
Milwaukee
WISCONSIN  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Southern Conference
Macon
GEORGIA  
South East  
NCAA I, Northeast 10 Conference
North Andover
MASSACHUSETTS  
New England  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
West Long Branch
NEW JERSEY  
North East  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Emmitsburg
MARYLAND  
North East  
NCAA I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Niagara University
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Big Ten Conference
Evanston
ILLINOIS  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Big Ten Conference
Columbus
OHIO  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Conference USA
Norfolk
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Big Ten Conference
University Park
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
Clinton
SOUTH CAROLINA  
South East  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
Princeton
NEW JERSEY  
North East  
NCAA I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Hamden
CONNECTICUT  
New England  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
Radford
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Moon Township
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Big Ten Conference
Piscataway
NEW JERSEY  
North East  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Fairfield
CONNECTICUT  
New England  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Loretto
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Mountain West Conference
San Diego
CALIFORNIA  
West Coast  
NCAA I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Loudonville
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Bonaventure
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Pacific-12 Conference
Stanford
CALIFORNIA  
West Coast  
NCAA I, Pioneer Football League
DeLand
FLORIDA  
South East  
NCAA I, America East
Vestal
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Stony Brook
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Albany
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Syracuse
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, American Athletic Conference
Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Towson
MARYLAND  
North East  
NCAA I, Division I-A Independents
West Point
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, American Athletic Conference
Annapolis
MARYLAND  
North East  
NCAA I, Pacific-12 Conference
Berkeley
CALIFORNIA  
West Coast  
NCAA I, Big Sky Conference
Davis
CALIFORNIA  
West Coast  
NCAA I, American Athletic Conference
Cincinnati
OHIO  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Pacific-12 Conference
Boulder
COLORADO  
South West  
NCAA I, Big East Conference
Storrs
CONNECTICUT  
New England  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Newark
DELAWARE  
North East  
NCAA I, The Summit League
Denver
COLORADO  
South West  
NCAA I, Horizon League
Detroit
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Southeastern Conference
Gainesville
FLORIDA  
South East  
NCAA I, America East
West Hartford
CONNECTICUT  
New England  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Louisville
KENTUCKY  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Big Ten Conference
College Park
MARYLAND  
North East  
NCAA I, America East
Baltimore
MARYLAND  
North East  
NCAA I, Independent Northeast Region
Amherst
MASSACHUSETTS  
New England  
NCAA I, America East
Lowell
MASSACHUSETTS  
New England  
NCAA I, Big Ten Conference
Ann Arbor
MICHIGAN  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Durham
NEW HAMPSHIRE  
New England  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Chapel Hill
NORTH CAROLINA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Division I-A Independents
Notre Dame
INDIANA  
Great Lakes  
NCAA I, Pacific-12 Conference
Eugene
OREGON  
West Coast  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Pittsburgh
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
University of Richmond
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Pacific-12 Conference
Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA  
West Coast  
NCAA I, America East
Burlington
VERMONT  
New England  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Charlottesville
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Southeastern Conference
Nashville
TENNESSEE  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Colonial Athletic Association
Villanova
PENNSYLVANIA  
North East  
NCAA I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Richmond
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Atlantic Coast Conference
Blacksburg
VIRGINIA  
Mid East  
NCAA I, Northeast Conference
Staten Island
NEW YORK  
North East  
NCAA I, Big South Conference
Rock Hill
SOUTH CAROLINA  
South East  
NCAA I, Southern Conference
Spartanburg
SOUTH CAROLINA  
South East  
NCAA I, Ivy Group
New Haven
CONNECTICUT  
New England  
NCAA I, Missouri Valley Conference
Youngstown
OHIO  
Great Lakes  
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