Best Academic Colleges With D1, D2 or D3 Lacrosse Programs

Best Academic Colleges With D1, D2 or D3 Lacrosse Programs

Here is a list of the best academic colleges with D1, D2 or D3 lacrosse programs. These lacrosse schools includes Ivy League schools, engineering schools, military academies and top liberal arts colleges. Selection is based on men's lacrosse schools with the lowest acceptance rates. For example, Harvard had only a 5% acceptance rate in 2016. These schools are very difficult colleges & universities to get into academically. We have not included any colleges with only club-level lacrosse. Be aware that many lacrosse players use their success at lacrosse as a "hook" in order to get into these better academic schools.

In addition, please be aware that many other strong D1, D2 & D3 lacrosse schools just missed this list and also have very low acceptance rates (i.e. Notre Dame). Therefore, for recruiting purposes, you need to be a superior lacrosse player and a student with great grades & SAT/ACT scores in order to get into many strong lacrosse programs. Moreover, you will need to excel at recruiting events (such as college lacrosse prospect days & camps and lacrosse individual showcases) attended by these college/university coaches.

To see how these college lacrosse programs rank in their division (i.e. Do they have a strong or weak lacrosse program?), please visit the wiki's section on D1, D2 & D3 Lacrosse Rankings. To see how the acceptance rate of these colleges compare to other schools, please visit US News & World Report, CollegeSimply.com, etc.

For more college recruiting information, please visit the main Lacrosse College Recruiting section. For the dates of the prospect days & camps for college lacrosse programs, please visit the wiki's section on Lacrosse Prospect Days & Camps.

Top Academic Lacrosse Colleges & Universities - List based on lowest acceptance rates. List in alphabetic order (not rank order). Click on the links below to learn more about the colleges, acceptance rates, lacrosse programs, etc. To find the prospect days for these colleges, please visit the wiki's section on upcoming lacrosse prospect days & camps.

  1. Amherst College
    1. Amherst Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. Amherst Acceptance Rate
    3. Amherst College Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Amherst College is located in Amherst, MA.
  2. Bowdoin College
    1. Bowdoin Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. Bowdoin Acceptance Rate
    3. Bowdoin College Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick, ME.
  3. Brown University
    1. Brown Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Brown Acceptance Rate
    3. Brown University Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Brown University is located in Providence, RI.
  4. Cornell University
    1. Cornell Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Cornell Acceptance Rate
    3. Cornell Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Cornell University is located in Ithaca, NY.
  5. Dartmouth College
    1. Dartmouth Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Dartmouth Acceptance Rate
    3. Dartmouth Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, NH.
  6. Duke University
    1. Duke Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Duke Acceptance Rate
    3. Duke Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Duke University is located in Durham, NC.
  7. Georgetown University
    1. Georgetown Men;s Lacrosse - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Georgetown Acceptance Rate
    3. Georgetown Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Georgetown University is located in Washington, DC.
  8. Harvard University
    1. Harvard Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Harvard Acceptance Rate
    3. Harvard Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA.
  9. John Hopkins University
    1. John Men's Lacrosse - D1 Lacrosse
    2. John Hopkins Acceptance Rate
    3. John Hopkins Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. John Hopkins University is located in Baltimore, MD.
  10. Middlebury College
    1. Middlebury Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. Middlebury Acceptance Rate
    3. Middlebury College Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Middlebury College is located in Middlebury, VT.
  11. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    1. MIT Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. MIT Acceptance Rate
    3. MIT Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. MIT is located in Cambridge, MA.
  12. University of Pennsylvania (UPENN)
    1. University of Pennsylvania Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. UPENN Acceptance Rate
    3. UPENN Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. UPENN is located in Philadelphia, PA.
  13. Princeton University
    1. Princeton Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Princeton Acceptance Rate
    3. Princeton Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ.
  14. Swarthmore College
    1. Swarthmore Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. Swarthmore Acceptance Rate
    3. Swarthmore Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Swarthmore College is located in Swarthmore, PA.
  15. Tufts University
    1. Tufts Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. Tufts Acceptance Rate
    3. Tufts Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Tufts University is located in Medford, MA.
  16. US Air Force Academy
    1. US Air Force Academy Men's Lacrosse - D1 Lacrosse
    2. US Air Force Academy Acceptance Rate
    3. US Air Force Academy Admissions Office
    4. US Air Force Academy is located in CO.
  17. US Military Academy (West Point)
    1. US Military Academy Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. US Military Academy (Westpoint) Acceptance Rate
    3. US Military Academy Admissions Office
    4. US Military Academy is located in West Point, NY.
  18. US Naval Academy
    1. US Naval Academy Men's Lacrosse Team - D1 Lacrosse
    2. US Naval Academy Acceptance Rate
    3. US Naval Academy Admissions Office
    4. US Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, MD.
  19. Wesleyan University
    1. Wesleyan Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. Wesleyan Acceptance Rate
    3. Wesleyan Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Wesleyan University is located in Middletown, CT.
  20. Williams College
    1. Williams College Men's Lacrosse Team - D3 Lacrosse
    2. Williams College Acceptance Rate
    3. Williams College Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Williams College is located in Williamstown, MA.
  21. Yale University
    1. Yale University Men's Lacrosse - D1 Lacrosse
    2. Yale Acceptance Rate
    3. Yale Admissions Office
    4. Email Addresses for Lacrosse Coaches
    5. Yale University is located in New Haven, CT.

Reference Sources

  1. US News & World Report, Top 100 - Lowest Acceptance Rates, https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/lowest-acceptance-rate