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List of Colleges with Women's Wrestling Programs

women's wrestling colleges.

Most U.S. women’s wrestling programs compete against each other as part of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA), regardless of whether they’re a Division 2, Division 3, NAIA or NJCAA team.

How to find the right women’s wrestling team for you

We always advise that student-athletes include a mix of schools in their target list, as you never know which school might be the right fit for you athletically, academically, and socially until you do your research. Every day, we hear from athletes who signed with a school they never would have thought of until they broadened their school search. It’s also smart to consider what college would look like if you were to stop wrestling, because not every college athlete competes all four years of school. That’s why it’s essential to determine which school is the best overall fit.

Tuition cost, financial aid, scholarship, and grants should also be an important part of the process—if not the most important. Tuition can vary wildly between colleges, as well as scholarship and financial aid amounts, so make sure to crunch the numbers and plan out what financial commitments you and your family will have to make.

When narrowing down schools, the best strategy is to cast a wide net and go from there. Reach out to each school and try to get a feeling for what the coach’s style is, whether it’s positive reinforcement or tough-as-nails drill sergeant. Knowing yourself, which style do you respond to? In addition to the coach, you can reach out to alumni and current wrestlers to get an idea of what the school is like. Obviously, visiting the college is a great idea, as this will allow you the chance to get many of the answers that you’re looking for. With more than 30 women’s wrestling programs out there, you could realistically reach out to every program.

Finally, do not be shy to ask questions. Whether it’s your parents, teachers, coaches, or admissions department at a college, asking questions will prevent you from making an uniformed decision.

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Women’s college wrestling rankings 

Finding the right college fit means finding a school that meets a student-athlete’s athletic, academic, social and financial needs. To help you better identify their right college fit NCSA’s Power Rankings rank the four-year NCAA and NAIA wrestling colleges based on size, location, cost and more. Below is a list of the top 10 women’s wrestling colleges.

  1. Gannon University
  2. Pacific University
  3. Oklahoma City University
  4. Baker University
  5. North Central College
  6. McKendree University
  7. Adrian College
  8. Warner Pacific University
  9. King University – Tennessee
  10. Colorado Mesa University

View the complete NCSA Power Rankings of top women’s college wrestling schools

You can also check in how teams are performing thanks to the WCWA women’s college individual and team rankings, which are updated a few times each year. 

View the complete list of women’s wrestling colleges below.

Full list of women’s college wrestling teams

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Adrian, Michigan
Great Lakes
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Albion, Michigan
Great Lakes
Little East Conference 
NCAA D3
Philippi, West Virginia
Mid East
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Alma, Michigan
Great Lakes
American Rivers Conference 
NCAA D3
Reading, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Confernece 
NCAA D3
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mid West
United States Collegiate Athletic Association 
NCAA D3
Rock Island, Illinois
Great Lakes
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Aurora, Illinois
Great Lakes
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 
NCAA D3
Kansas City, Missouri
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Baldwin City, Kansas
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Moses Lake, Washington
West Coast
Northwest Athletic Conference
JC
Bluefield, West Virginia
Mid East
Independent Southeast Region
NCAA D2
Mount Vernon, Georgia
South East
Southern States Athletic Conference
NAIA
Campbellsville, Kentucky
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Poteau, Oklahoma
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Landmark Conference 
NCAA D3
McPherson, Kansas
Mid West
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Fayette, Missouri
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Chadron, Nebraska
Mid West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Grand Junction, Colorado
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Salem, Oregon
West Coast
Cascade Collegiate Conference
NAIA
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Mid West
Midwest Conference
NCAA D3
Mitchell, South Dakota
North West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Crete, Nebraska
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
La Grande, Oregon
West Coast
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Elmira, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Franklin Springs, Georgia
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Ferrum, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference 
NCAA D3
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid West
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Wichita, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Erie, Pennsylvania
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Des Moines, Iowa
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Aberdeen, Washington
West Coast
NWAACC- (NCWA Wrestling)
JC
Greensboro, North Carolina
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Hastings, Nebraska
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Hiram, Ohio
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Montgomery, Alabama
South East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Ottumwa, Iowa
Mid West
NJCAA, IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
JC
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
JC
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Hawkins, Texas
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference
NAIA
Bristol, Tennessee
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Scranton, Pennsylvania
North East
NJCAA
JC
Plymouth, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
San Dimas, California
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Marietta, Georgia
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Gaffney, South Carolina
South East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA D2
Lincoln, Illinois
Great Lakes
NAIA, American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Harrogate, Tennessee
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA D2
Saint Charles, Missouri
Mid West
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA D2
Sylvania, Ohio
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Batesville, Arkansas
Mid South
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Lebanon, Illinois
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA D2
Atherton, California
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Fremont, Nebraska
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Minot, North Dakota
North West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NCAA Division II)
NCAA D2
Saint Louis, Missouri
Mid West
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Marshall, Missouri
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Montreat, North Carolina
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Garden City, New York
North East
North Eastern Athletic
JC
Jersey City, New Jersey
North East
Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Naperville, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Marquette, Michigan
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Goodland, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Forest Grove, Oregon
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Clinton, South Carolina
South East
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfield, Connecticut
New England
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Kerrville, Texas
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Adrian, Michigan
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Indianola, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Redding, California
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
Ephraim, Utah
South West
NJCAA
JC
Ashland, Oregon
West Coast
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Coos Bay, Oregon
West Coast
NWAACC
JC
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Fort Worth, Texas
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Denton, Texas
Mid South
Lone Star Conference
NCAA D2
Tiffin, Ohio
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Angola, Indiana
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Roseburg, Oregon
West Coast
Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges
JC
Saint Louis, Missouri
Mid West
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Iowa City, Iowa
Mid West
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Jamestown, North Dakota
North West
North Star Athletic Association
NAIA
Mount Olive, North Carolina
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Great Falls, Montana
North West
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Leavenworth, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Williamsburg, Kentucky
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Clarksville, Arkansas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Forest City, Iowa
Mid West
North Star Athletic Conference
NAIA
Waverly, Iowa
Mid West
American Rivers Conference 
NCAA D3
Plainview, Texas
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Springfield, Massachusetts
New England
Commonwealth Coast Conference 
NCAA D3
Fulton, Missouri
Mid West
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Liberty, Missouri
Mid West
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA D2
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
York, Nebraska
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
York, Pennsylvania
North East
MAC
NCAA D3

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