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7 Athletic Scholarship Numbers You Need to Know


The GPA needed to be eligible for NCAA DI (2.20 for NCAA DII) coming from high school or a 2-year college. To compete and receive a scholarship, a minimum of a 1.8 GPA needs to be maintained through freshman and sophomore year and a 2.0 in your junior and senior years while in the NCAA.

NCAA GPA Requirements:



Is the percentage of high school athletes that will compete in the NCAA DI, DII, and DIII. Of that 7.14%, only 2% will play NCAA DI.


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Is the average graduation rate of NCAA DI student-athletes in 2018. This has grown from 74% in 2003. NCAA Division I graduation rates are higher than any other collegiate level. Athletes in the Division I level will typically receive better resources and funding to help them succeed.



Of college athletes receive a “Full-Ride Scholarship” this includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board.

More on NCAA full-ride scholarships:



Or less of high school athletes will ever receive an athletic scholarship. Each sport has a specific set number of scholarships they provide. It is not uncommon for athletic programs to not offer full funding for their sports.



Sports in the NCAA are “Headcount Sports” where students can receive a “Full-Ride Scholarship”. These sports are Men’s NCAA DI Basketball, Men’s NCAA DI-A Football, Women’s NCAA DI basketball, tennis, volleyball, and gymnastics. "Headcount sports" are all limited to the number offered scholarships per team.



Sports are "Equivalency Sports" meaning that scholarships can be divided up between multiple athletes. These sports in the NCAA are Baseball, Rifle, Skiing, Cross-Country, Track and Field, Soccer, Fencing, Swimming, Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Gymnastics, Men's Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Water Polo, Wrestling, Bowling, Lacrosse, Rowing, Field Hockey, and Softball. Equivalency Sports are also limited to the number offered scholarships per team.