List of college athletic programs in Pennsylvania

The main article is College sports.


  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.


Division I

TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
Ice hockeySoccer
Bucknell BisonBucknell UniversityLewisburgPatriotFCS
Drexel DragonsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaColonial
Duquesne DukesDuquesne UniversityPittsburghAtlantic 10FCS [lower-alpha 1]
La Salle ExplorersLa Salle UniversityPhiladelphiaAtlantic 10
Lafayette LeopardsLafayette CollegeEastonPatriotFCS
Lehigh Mountain HawksLehigh UniversityBethlehemPatriotFCS
Penn QuakersUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaIvy LeagueFCS
Penn State Nittany Lions and Lady Lions [lower-alpha 2]Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeBig TenFBS [lower-alpha 3]
Pittsburgh PanthersUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghACCFBS
Robert Morris ColonialsRobert Morris UniversityMoon TownshipNortheastFCS [lower-alpha 4] [lower-alpha 3]
Saint Francis Red FlashSaint Francis UniversityLorettoNortheastFCS
Saint Joseph's HawksSaint Joseph's UniversityPhiladelphiaAtlantic 10
Temple OwlsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaThe AmericanFBS
Villanova WildcatsVillanova UniversityRadnor TownshipBig EastFCS [lower-alpha 5]
  1. Duquesne's football team competes in the Northeast Conference.
  2. The women's basketball team uses "Lady Lions"; all other women's teams use "Nittany Lions".
  3. Penn State and Robert Morris's women's ice hockey teams compete in College Hockey America.
  4. Robert Morris's men's ice hockey team competes in Atlantic Hockey.
  5. Villanova's football team competes in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Division II

TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
Ice hockeySoccer
Bloomsburg HuskiesBloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaBloomsburgPennsylvania
California VulcansCalifornia University of PennsylvaniaCaliforniaPennsylvania
Chestnut Hill GriffinsChestnut Hill CollegePhiladelphiaCentral Atlantic
Clarion Golden EaglesClarion University of PennsylvaniaClarionPennsylvania
East Stroudsburg WarriorsEast Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaEast StroudsburgPennsylvania
Edinboro Fighting ScotsEdinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboroPennsylvania
Gannon Golden KnightsGannon UniversityEriePennsylvania
Holy Family TigersHoly Family UniversityPhiladelphiaCentral Atlantic
IUP Crimson HawksIndiana University of PennsylvaniaIndianaPennsylvania
Jefferson RamsThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaCentral Atlantic
Kutztown Golden BearsKutztown University of PennsylvaniaKutztownPennsylvania
Lincoln LionsLincoln UniversityChester CountyCIAA [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 1]
Lock Haven Bald EaglesLock Haven University of PennsylvaniaLock HavenPennsylvania
Mansfield MountaineersMansfield University of PennsylvaniaMansfieldPennsylvania
Mercyhurst LakersMercyhurst UniversityEriePennsylvania [lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3]
Millersville MaraudersMillersville University of PennsylvaniaMillersvillePennsylvania
Pitt–Johnstown Mountain CatsUniversity of Pittsburgh at JohnstownJohnstownPennsylvania
Seton Hill GriffinsSeton Hill UniversityGreensburgPennsylvania
Shippensburg RaidersShippensburg University of PennsylvaniaShippensburgPennsylvania
Slippery RockSlippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery RockPennsylvania
USciences DevilsUniversity of the Sciences in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaCentral Atlantic
West Chester Golden RamsWest Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest ChesterPennsylvania
  1. Lincoln's baseball and women's soccer teams compete in the East Coast Conference.
  2. Mercyhurst's men's ice hockey team competes in Division I as a member of Atlantic Hockey.
  3. Mercyhurst's women's ice hockey team competes in Division I as a member of College Hockey America.

Division III

TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
Ice hockeySoccer
Albright LionsAlbright CollegeReadingMAC (Commonwealth)
Allegheny GatorsAllegheny CollegeMeadvilleNorth Coast
Alvernia CrusadersAlvernia UniversityReadingMAC (Commonwealth)
Arcadia KnightsArcadia UniversityGlensideMAC (Commonwealth) [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2] [lower-alpha 2]
Bryn Athyn LionsBryn Athyn CollegeBryn AthynColonial States [lower-alpha 3]
Bryn Mawr OwlsBryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrCentennial
Cabrini CavaliersCabrini CollegeRadnorAtlantic East
Cairn HighlandersCairn UniversityLanghorneColonial States
Carnegie Mellon TartansCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUAA [lower-alpha 4]
Cedar Crest FalconsCedar Crest CollegeAllentownColonial States
Chatham CougarsChatham UniversityPittsburghPresidents' [lower-alpha 5] [lower-alpha 5]
Clarks Summit DefendersClarks Summit UniversityClarks SummitColonial States
Delaware Valley AggiesDelaware Valley CollegeDoylestownMAC (Freedom)
DeSales BulldogsDeSales UniversityCenter ValleyMAC (Freedom)
Dickinson Red DevilsDickinson CollegeCarlisleCentennial
Eastern EaglesEastern UniversitySt. DavidsMAC (Freedom) [lower-alpha 6]
Elizabethtown Blue JaysElizabethtown CollegeElizabethtownLandmark
Franklin & Marshall DiplomatsFranklin & Marshall CollegeLancasterCentennial
Geneva Golden TornadoesGeneva CollegeBeaver FallsPresidents'
Gettysburg BulletsGettysburg CollegeGettysburgCentennial
Grove City WolverinesGrove City CollegeGrove CityPresidents'
Gwynedd Mercy GriffinsGwynedd Mercy CollegeLower Gwynedd TownshipAtlantic East
Haverford FordsHaverford CollegeHaverfordCentennial
Immaculata Mighty MacsImmaculata UniversityMalvernAtlantic East
Juniata EaglesJuniata CollegeHuntingdonLandmark [lower-alpha 7]
Keystone GiantsKeystone CollegeLa Plume TownshipColonial States [lower-alpha 8]
King's MonarchsKing's CollegeWilkes-BarreMAC (Freedom) [lower-alpha 5] [lower-alpha 5]
La Roche Red HawksLa Roche UniversityPittsburghAllegheny Mountain
Lancaster Bible ChargersLancaster Bible CollegeLancasterNorth Eastern
Lebanon Valley Flying DutchmenLebanon Valley CollegeAnnvilleMAC (Commonwealth) [lower-alpha 5] [lower-alpha 5]
Lycoming WarriorsLycoming CollegeWilliamsportMAC (Commonwealth) [lower-alpha 1]
Marywood PacersMarywood UniversityScrantonAtlantic East
Messiah FalconsMessiah CollegeGranthamMAC (Commonwealth)
Misericordia CougarsMisericordia UniversityDallasMAC (Freedom)
Moravian GreyhoundsMoravian CollegeBethlehemLandmark [lower-alpha 7]
Mount Aloysius MountiesMount Aloysius CollegeCressonAllegheny Mountain
Muhlenberg MulesMuhlenberg CollegeAllentownCentennial
Neumann KnightsNeumann CollegeAstonAtlantic East [lower-alpha 5] [lower-alpha 5]
Penn College WildcatsPennsylvania College of TechnologyWilliamsportNorth Eastern
Penn State Abington Nittany LionsPenn State AbingtonAbingtonNorth Eastern
Penn State Altoona Nittany LionsPenn State AltoonaAltoonaAllegheny Mountain
Penn State Behrend LionsPenn State Erie, The Behrend CollegeErieAllegheny Mountain
Penn State Berks Nittany LionsPenn State BerksReadingNorth Eastern
Penn State Harrisburg LionsPenn State HarrisburgMiddletownNorth Eastern
Pitt–Bradford PanthersUniversity of Pittsburgh at BradfordBradfordAllegheny Mountain
Pitt–Greensburg BobcatsUniversity of Pittsburgh at GreensburgGreensburgAllegheny Mountain
Rosemont RavensRosemont CollegeRosemontColonial States
Scranton RoyalsUniversity of ScrantonScrantonLandmark
Saint Vincent BearcatsSaint Vincent CollegeLatrobePresidents'
Susquehanna River HawksSusquehanna UniversitySelinsgroveLandmark [lower-alpha 7]
Swarthmore GarnetSwarthmore CollegeSwarthmoreCentennial
Thiel TomcatsThiel CollegeGreenvillePresidents'
Ursinus BearsUrsinus CollegeCollegevilleCentennial
Valley Forge PatriotsUniversity of Valley ForgePhoenixvilleACAA [lower-alpha 9] [lower-alpha 10]
Washington and Jefferson PresidentsWashington and Jefferson CollegeWashingtonPresidents'
Waynesburg Yellow JacketsWaynesburg UniversityWaynesburgPresidents'
Westminster TitansWestminster CollegeNew WilmingtonPresidents'
Widener PrideWidener UniversityChesterMAC (Commonwealth)
Wilkes ColonelsWilkes UniversityWilkes-BarreMAC (Freedom) [lower-alpha 5] [lower-alpha 11]
Wilson PhoenixWilson CollegeChambersburgColonial States
York SpartansYork College of PennsylvaniaYorkCapital [lower-alpha 6]
  1. Arcadia and Lycoming will move to the MAC Freedom Conference in 2020–21.
  2. Arcadia's ice hockey teams will begin play in 2021–22.
  3. Bryn Athyn's men's ice hockey team competes as an independent.
  4. Carnegie Mellon's football team competes in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
  5. The men's and women's ice hockey teams of Chatham, King's, Lebanon Valley, and Neumann, as well as the men's ice hockey team of Wilkes, compete in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference.
  6. Eastern and York will move to the MAC Commonwealth Conference in 2020–21.
  7. Juniata, Moravian, and Suqueshanna's football teams compete in the Centennial Conference.
  8. Keystone's football team will begin play in 2020–21 and will compete in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference.
  9. Valley Forge will move to the Colonial States Athletic Conference in 2020–21.
  10. Valley Forge's baseball team competes in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.
  11. Wilkes's women's ice hockey team competes as an independent.


TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
Carlow CelticsCarlow UniversityPittsburghRiver StatesD2D2
Penn State Schuylkill Nittany LionsPenn State SchuylkillSchuylkill HavenIndependentD2D2
Point Park PioneersPoint Park UniversityPittsburghRiver StatesD2D2


    Allegheny County-Allegheny CougarsCommunity College of Allegheny County-AlleghenyPittsburghWestern Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County-Boyce SaintsCommunity College of Allegheny County-BoyceMonroevilleWestern Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County-North HuskiesCommunity College of Allegheny County-NorthPittsburghWestern Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County-South TigersCommunity College of Allegheny County-SouthWest MifflinWestern Pennsylvania
    Beaver County TitansCommunity College of Beaver CountyMonacaWestern Pennsylvania
    Bucks County CenturionsBucks County Community CollegeNewtownEastern Pennsylvania
    Butler County PioneersButler County Community College (Pennsylvania)ButlerWestern Pennsylvania
    Harcum BearsHarcum CollegeBryn MawrEastern Pennsylvania
    Lackawanna FalconsLackawanna CollegeScrantonEastern Pennsylvania
    Manor Blue JaysManor CollegeClarks SummitEastern Pennsylvania
    Mercyhurst North East SaintsMercyhurst North EastNorth EastWestern New York
    Northampton SpartansNorthampton Community CollegeBethlehemEastern Pennsylvania
    Pittsburgh-Titusville PanthersUniversity of Pittsburgh at TitusvilleTitusvilleWestern Pennsylvania
    Thaddeus Stevens Tech BulldogsThaddeus Stevens College of TechnologyLancasterEastern Pennsylvania
    Westmoreland County WolfpackWestmoreland County Community CollegeYoungwoodWestern Pennsylvania
    Williamson Free MechanicsWilliamson Free School of Mechanical TradesMediaGarden State


    Penn College WildcatsPennsylvania College of TechnologyWilliamsportPenn State University
    Penn State-Beaver Nittany LionsPenn State University-BeaverMonacaPenn State University
    Penn State-Brandywine LionsPenn State University-BrandywineMediaPenn State University
    Penn State-DuBois Nittany LionsPenn State University-DuBoisDuBoisPenn State University
    Penn State-Fayette Roaring LionsPenn State University-FayetteUniontownPenn State University
    Penn State-Greater Allegheny LionsPenn State University-Greater AlleghenyMcKeesportPenn State University
    Penn State-Hazleton Nittany LionsPenn State University-HazletonHazletonPenn State University
    Penn State-Lehigh Valley Nittany LionsPenn State University-Lehigh ValleyCenter ValleyPenn State University
    Penn State-Mont Alto Nittany LionsPenn State University-Mont AltoMont AltoPenn State University
    Penn State-New Kensington Nittany LionsPenn State University-New KensingtonNew KensingtonPenn State University
    Penn State-Schuylkill Nittany LionsPenn State University-SchuylkillSchuylkill HavenPenn State University
    Penn State-Wilkes-Barre Nittany LionsPenn State University-Wilkes-BarreLehman TownshipPenn State University
    Penn State-Worthington Scranton Nittany LionsPenn State University-Worthington ScrantonDunmorePenn State University
    Penn State-York Nittany LionsPenn State University-YorkYorkPenn State University
    Williamson Free MechanicsWilliamson Free School of Mechanical TradesMediaEastern States


    Beaver County TitansBeaver County Community CollegeCenter TownshipWestern Pennsylvania
    Bucks CenturionsBucks County Community CollegeNewtownEastern Pennsylvania
    Central Penn Silver KnightsCentral Penn CollegeSummerdaleEastern Pennsylvania
    Community College of Philadelphia ColonialsCommunity College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaEastern Pennsylvania
    Delaware County PhantomsDelaware County Community CollegeMediaEastern Pennsylvania
    Harcum BearsHarcum CollegeBryn MawrEastern Pennsylvania
    Harrisburg Area HawksHarrisburg Area Community CollegeHarrisburgEastern Pennsylvania
    Johnson JaguarsJohnson CollegeScrantonEastern Pennsylvania
    Lackawanna FalconsLackawanna CollegeScrantonEastern Pennsylvania
    Lehigh Carbon CougarsLehigh Carbon Community CollegeSchnecksvilleEastern Pennsylvania
    Luzerne County TrailblazersLuzerne County Community CollegeNanticokeEastern Pennsylvania
    Manor Blue JaysManor CollegeJenkintownEastern Pennsylvania
    Montgomery County MustangsMontgomery County Community CollegeBlue BellEastern Pennsylvania
    Northampton SpartansNorthampton Community CollegeBethlehemEastern Pennsylvania
    Reading Area RocketsReading Area Community CollegeReadingEastern Pennsylvania
    Stevens BulldogsThaddeus Stevens College of TechnologyLancasterEastern Pennsylvania

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