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.
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.
Student-athletes want to know what NCAA Division 1 colleges can offer them outside of strong, competitive athletic programs. To help answer this question, we’ve analyzed data on additional factors that play a role in the college selection process, such as tuition, academics, location and more, to rank the top D1 women’s volleyball schools in our Power Rankings.
Visit the NCAA website for a look at how each D1 women’s volleyball programs ranks. New D1 college volleyball rankings are typically available around January, following the college volleyball season.