Complete List of Division 1 Colleges with Women's Volleyball Teams
Division 1 volleyball colleges are known for their extremely competitive level of play, rigorous practices and demanding schedules. Volleyball players at the D1 level were typically standout athletes on the best club teams and usually have many years of experience competing in an elite environment. Though there’s a lot of hard work involved in getting to this level—and staying there—the payoff can make it worth all the effort.
D1 volleyball players benefit from some of the most experienced coaches, well-funded facilities, enthusiastic fans and the reputation that comes with being a D1 athlete. Plus, because D1 volleyball is considered a headcount sport, all D1 scholarship offers are full-rides to that school. Athletes who have the talent, drive and academics to play for a D1 volleyball college should check out our full list of Division 1 women’s volleyball programs to start narrowing down target schools.
How many Division 1 volleyball teams are there?
There are 334 Division 1 women’s volleyball colleges, competing in the following volleyball conferences: American East, American Athletic, ASUN, Atlantic 10, Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big East, Big Sky, Big South, Big Ten, Big West, Colonial Athletic Association, Conference USA, Horizon League, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Pac-12, Patriot League, Southeastern, Southern, Southland Southwestern Athletic, Sunbelt, The Summit League, West Coast and Western Athletic.
Top D1 volleyball colleges
We analyzed the volleyball rankings from sites Hero Sports, the NCAA college volleyball rankings, FloVolleyball, AVCA and PrepVolleyball to create an overall list of the best Division 1 volleyball colleges:
- Penn State
- San Diego
- Southern California
This list will change slightly year-by-year, as team records change, and they recruit new athletes. New D1 college volleyball rankings are typically available around January, following the college volleyball season.