Don’t overlook NCAA Division 3 track and field colleges. With a balanced college experience, focus on academics, and highly competitive atmosphere, more than 8,000 student-athletes find a home at D3 schools.
There are 324 NCAA Division 3 track and field colleges across the country, made up of both indoor-only, outdoor-only, indoor and outdoor, and cross-country programs. It’s relatively common for women’s track and field athletes to take part in both indoor and outdoor programs, when available. Altogether, about 1.9 percent of all high-school women’s track and field student-athletes end up competing at the Division 3 level.
The Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS) and the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) both offer a good overview of NCAA women’s track and field rankings for D3 track and field colleges. Here are the best D3 track and field colleges for women’s track recruits according to the NCSA Power Rankings:
View a comprehensive list of the best D3 women’s track and field colleges.
Then, take a look at the NCAA women’s track and field rankings for all division 3 track and field colleges.