Women’s Volleyball

A very popular sport in the US, with a lot of colleges and universities competing. There are 1,800 schools in total with a volleyball team and most of them are women’s teams. The best young athletes from around the world come to the US to play volleyball and get a scholarship. With squads of 10+ players at each school, there is a demand for committed and talented international players.

Skiing

A relatively small part of college sports with only 41 schools sponsoring a skiing program, thus very competitive. College skiers, either cross country or alpine, range from Olympians to lower level athletes. The competition for scholarships is intense and college-skiing is a great platform for the second best international skiers.

Rowing

Only top international rowers can realistically obtain a large scholarship in this sport. It is usually the prestigious academic universities that offer college rowing and one needs to demonstrate both an elite level of sporting performance and excellent academic achievements. There are approximately 150 schools offering rowing programs with an average team size of ca. 40 rowers.

Gymnastics

Start early! This is one of the most competitive sports for obtaining a scholarship. Coaches are looking years in advance for internationally experienced gymnasts. Most of which has the ability to compete in bigger international meets. Only 80 schools have gymnastics programs (most of them for women) with an average of 20 gymnasts in the team.

Other scholarship sports

Bowling

Bowling is an official NCAA sport for women and  is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded to meet the limit per school. There are ca. 140 universities that have a bowling team with a total of ca. 2,000 student-athletes competing. It is one of the smaller NCAA college sports.

Cycling

Cycling is becoming a growing sport in the United States among college sports program. Cycling is not an official NCAA college sport, but compete under the umbrella of USA Cycling. Collegiate cycling is organized into eleven geographic conferences, each of which organizes local racing seasons, manages results and rankings, and makes collegiate cycling happen on the ground. Schools with cycling programs can offer cycling scholarships.

Fencing

There are ca. 45 universities that have a fencing team with a total of ca. 6,000 student-athletes competing. It is one of the smaller NCAA college sports.  Fencing is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial fencing scholarships can be awarded to meet the scholarship limit per school.

Field Hockey

There are ca. 280 universities that have a field hockey team with a total of ca. 1,400 student-athletes competing. This is a women’s only sport. It is very common that the academic level of the schools with field hockey teams is at a high level, so to have good grades and test scores can be important to get an opportunity for a field hockey scholarship.

Lacrosse

There are ca. 600 universities that have a field hockey team with a total of ca. 28,000 student-athletes competing. Lacrosse is an equivalency sport for NCAA limits, so partial scholarships can be awarded  as long as the combined equivalent awards do not exceed the scholarship limit. This is a very popular American sport so you need to play at the highest level in your home country to get the chance to compete in the US college system.

 

Rifle

There are ca. 30 universities that have a rifle team with a total of ca. 400 student-athletes competing. It is one of the smaller NCAA college sports. Rifle is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial rifle scholarships can be awarded to meet the scholarship limit per school.

Rugby

There are ca. 30 universities that have a rugby team with a total of ca. 1,300 student-athletes competing. Rugby is an NCAA Division I and II emerging sport for women (although schools also have men’s teams, but no sports scholarships are given) and is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial rugby scholarships can be awarded to meet the scholarship limit per school. 

Softball

Softball is a big American sports and the women’s equivalent of baseball. There are ca. 1,700 universities that have a softball team with a total of ca. 32,000 student-athletes competing. Softball is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial softball scholarships can be awarded to meet the scholarship limit per school. 

Water Polo

There are ca. 115 universities that have a water polo team with a total of ca. 3,500 student-athletes competing. It is one of the smaller NCAA college sports. Water polo is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the scholarship limit per school. It is very common that the academic level of the schools with water polo teams is at a high level, so to have good grades and test scores can be important to get an opportunity for a water polo scholarship.

Wrestling

There are ca. 370 universities that have a wrestling team with a total of ca. 11,000 student-athletes competing – most of these are men. Wrestling is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the scholarship limit per school. It is very common that the academic level of the schools with wrestling teams is at a high level, so to have good grades and test scores can be important to get an opportunity for a wrestling scholarship.

What our student-athletes say

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Duke University, North Carolina
To study in the USA is a great experience, and the opportunity of being able to compete and develop in your sport while studying is unique. With CSUSA I felt comfortable and well-informed all the way through which made the process so much easier!

Kristin Haugstad

La Salle University, Pennsylvania
College is "the full package"! The opportunity of playing at a high, almost professional, level, get a good education at an American university, and at the same experience a whole new place and a different culture, were definitely of the reasons for why I went.

Nicola Worthington

University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania
If you consider becoming a student-athlete in the States, I would highly recommend engaging CSUSA. They have the experience and network to fulfill your preferences and make the process as easy as possible. I got great support throughout the entire process, and they were always available to give me guidance.

Hannah Brindle

Rio Grande University, Ohio
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Simen Olafsen

Florida International University
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Håkon Wik Heltne

University of California Irvine
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Wingate University, North Carolina
Getting to the US as a student-athlete is a long and demanding process that involves a lot of paperwork, and in my case I was really happy that CSUSA could help me through this.

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Golf Scholarships

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Track and Field Scholarships

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Swimming Scholarships

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Tennis Scholarships

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American Sports Scholarships

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Other Sports

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