Collegiate Fencing


Information about Fencing in College:

Fencing is available as an Intramural, Junior Varsity, Varsity, or Club at many colleges and universities in the country.  While schools themselves maybe a Division I, II, or III schools, fencing is competed on a combined basis.  Division I and II schools may recruit fencers and may provide athletic scholarships except the Ivy League schools.  Division III schools does not provide athletic scholarships.  Division I, II, and III fencing coaches can play an important part of college application review process with the college admissions office.

The Spring 2013 edition of the American Fencing magazine featured a good article by Mr. Laurie Schiller (head fencing coach at Northwestern Univ) titled "College Recruiting Decoded".  

Current NCAA fencing program rankings can be found here.  Additional information about how to get into a College NCAA fencing program can be found here.

Below lists all the Division I, II, and III schools that have NCAA fencing programs.

Division I Schools
 Boston College    
 Brown University  Ivy  
 Cleveland State University         
 Columbia University-Barnard College  Ivy    
 Cornell University  Ivy  
 University of Detroit Mercy
 Duke University    
 Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus    
 Harvard University  Ivy  
 Lafayette College    
 New Jersey Institute of Technology    
 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill    
 Northwestern University    
 University of Notre Dame    
 The Ohio State University    
 University of Pennsylvania  Ivy  
 Pennsylvania State University    
 Princeton University  Ivy  
 Sacred Heart University    
 St. John's University (New York)    
 Stanford University    
 Temple University    
 U.S. Air Force Academy   
 Yale University  Ivy  

Division II Schools
 University of California, San Diego    
 Queens College (New York)    
 Wayne State University (Michigan)    

Division III Schools
 Brandeis University    
 California Institute of Technology    
 The City College of New York    
 Drew University    
 Haverford College    
 Hunter College    
 Johns Hopkins University    
 Lawrence University    
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology    
 New York University    
 Stevens Institute of Technology    
 Tufts University    
 Vassar College    
 Wellesley College    
 Yeshiva University    

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