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Top Academic Division III schools

gooselgoosel Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2013 in College Search & Selection
What are the top academic schools that are division III in NCAA sports?


MIT, Hopkins,...?
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Replies to: Top Academic Division III schools

  • BayBay Posts: 12,165Registered User Senior Member
    Aren't most LACs in Div. III? That would be Williams, Amherst, etc.
  • alam1alam1 Posts: 1,065Registered User Senior Member
    Emory I believe.
  • m4dskillz07m4dskillz07 Posts: 405Registered User Member
    The UAA Conference

    Emory
    Carnegie Mellon
    WUSTL
    UChicago
    NYU
    Brandeis
    Case Western

    As well as
    Hopkins
    MIT
    CalTech
  • DunninLADunninLA Posts: 4,272Registered User Senior Member
    Pomona College?
  • 3togo3togo Posts: 5,232Registered User Senior Member
    edited March 2010
    The UAA Conference

    Emory
    Carnegie Mellon
    WUSTL
    UChicago
    NYU
    Brandeis
    Case Western

    As well as
    Hopkins
    MIT
    CalTech

    pretty good answer ... and I'd add the NESCAC schools (Amherst, Williams, Tufts, etc)

    and some others such as Swarthmore, Pomona, Oberlin, MacAlster, etc.

    and if you want to go just a tad lower there are many more in PA and NY

    Here is one listing of D3 schools and it's pretty easy to find the top academic ones ... D3hoops.com: The No. 1 source for Division III basketball information
  • JohnAdams12JohnAdams12 Posts: 2,587- Senior Member
    all around top athletic program Div. III college when all sports are considered:

    Williams College

    It has won the award in something like 11 out of the last 12 years.
  • JohnAdams12JohnAdams12 Posts: 2,587- Senior Member
    Williams College - Williams & Duke share ECAC Jostens Institution of the Year Award

    Williams won its 11th consecutive Directors’ Cup award in 2008-09 and 13th of the 14 awarded in NCAA Division III with a strong spring campaign that featured the women’s tennis team repeating as NCAA Champions and the women’s crew team winning a record 4th consecutive NCAA title.

    Ten Eph teams finished in the top 10 in the nation, eight in the top five. Williams scored in 17 of a maximum of 18 sports in the 2008-09 Directors’ Cup:

    Women’s Crew – 1st

    Women’s Tennis – 1st

    Women’s X-C – 3rd

    Men’s X-C – 3rd

    Women’s Soccer – 3rd

    Women’s Swimming & Diving – 4th

    Men’s Tennis – 5th

    Women’s Volleyball – 5th

    Women’s Lacrosse – 9th

    Wrestling – 10th

    M/W Skiing – 14th (Div. I)

    Outdoor Women’s Track & Field – 14th

    Outdoor Men’s Track & Field – 15th

    Men’s Swimming & Diving – 21st

    Indoor Men’s Track & Field – 48th

    Indoor Women’s Track & Field – 48th
  • urbanslaughterurbanslaughter Posts: 836Registered User Member
    Sure, Williams wins this, but you have to include Middlebury in the list too. They consistently rank in the top five academically and in the top five of the Directors cup too. Plus, since 1995 they've won 29 National Championships.
    Based purely on academics, I'd say

    MIT
    Williams
    Amherst
    Swat
    Middlebury
  • chobdychobdy Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    Is Allegheny a good school?
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