NCAA Division 1 Baseball Schools

By providing a thorough analysis of NCAA division 1 baseball schools, aspiring college baseball players can find the institution that meets all of their needs. Our tool combines academic, admissions, financial, and student life data along with a thorough analysis of the baseball program. Learn more about how we calculate the metrics here.

Vanderbilt University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: SEC

Grand Canyon University

Private for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Brigham Young University-Provo

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Seattle University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Gonzaga University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of Northern Colorado

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Loyola Marymount University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

University of the Pacific

NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Utah Valley University

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Pepperdine University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Santa Clara University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Saint Mary's College of California

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of Portland

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of San Diego

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of San Francisco

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

California Baptist University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

California State University-Bakersfield

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

California State University-Sacramento

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Vanderbilt University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: SEC

Grand Canyon University

Private for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Brigham Young University-Provo

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Seattle University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Gonzaga University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of Northern Colorado

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Loyola Marymount University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

University of the Pacific

NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Utah Valley University

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Pepperdine University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Santa Clara University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

Saint Mary's College of California

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of Portland

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of San Diego

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

University of San Francisco

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: West Coast Conference

California Baptist University

Private not-for-profit Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

California State University-Bakersfield

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

California State University-Sacramento

Public Institution
NCAA Division 1
Conference: WAC

Things to consider about Division 1 Baseball Schools

D1 baseball schools contain the highest level of talent at the collegiate level. These players compete against other highly recruited individuals coming out of high school, which creates for a competitive and entertaining experience. It also means that these players have the highest level of exposure to professional scouts and also have the highest probability of playing at the next level. The numbers show it.

In 2019, there were 1,217 picks in the MLB draft, 791 of which were players from NCAA institutions. Of those 791 NCAA picks, 686 came from D1 baseball schools. Additionally, about 29% of draft eligible DI baseball players were selected in the 2019 MLB draft. If you’re a player who has an opportunity to play at the Division I level, you have to be thinking to yourself, those odds aren’t terrible.

Players will typically see a larger number of opportunities for scholarships, due to higher levels of funding. Division 1 baseball schools generally benefit from larger budgets, which stem from donor contributions, ticket revenue, and revenue from other money generating sports. As a result, a player will enjoy high quality facilities, equipment, and travel experiences.

There is a lot of disparity within the division though. Not all DI programs will provide the experience that you would get from the LSU’s or Vanderbilt’s. It’s important to do your research during the college baseball search, so you are aligned with the experience you will get from the school you pick.

There is a price to pay though. Division I baseball is a huge commitment throughout the entire year, which must be balanced with a student’s academic duties. It’s also treated like a business in many schools, so under performing may not only mean less playing time, but also getting cut entirely from the program.