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Explore your path by searching over 250 NAIA collegiate homes, and join 77,000 student-athletes who have found their right fit in the NAIA. 

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Testimonials

Macie Lively, Marian (Ind.)


NCAA DI TRANSFER STUDENT-ATHLETE

"I would tell anybody if they are looking for a school to plays sports don't just settle on NCAA DI, DII, DIII. NAIA is just as good if not better."

Brent Woods, Grand View (Iowa)


NAIA STUDENT-ATHLETES - Multi-sport 

"For the longest time I had a dream and a goal to go to college, get a scholarship offer, and graduate. And it was the NAIA that gave me the opportunity." 

Mark Westergard


PARENT OF NAIA STUDENT-ATHLETE

“I could talk about a whole bunch of reasons that make the choice of an NAIA school a great decision, but the one that comes to mind immediately is opportunity."

 

 

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Future student-athletes discover and connect with NAIA schools, coaches, and athletic scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More opportunities to play

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High-caliber competition

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More chances for
post-season play

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Junior varsity/reserve teams

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Multi-sport athletes


More opportunities to grow

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Serve on student-led councils
and associations
(ASA, CSA)

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Develop leadership skills with
the Champions of Character®
program

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Give back to the community
through Teaming up for Character
activities


More opportunities for connection

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Smaller programs =
close-knit communities

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Pursue your chosen major

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Ability for additional
extra-curricular activities

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Student-athletes come first in the NAIA

Their needs, desires, and ambitions guide our every decision. Learn more about what sets the NAIA apart.
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It's never too early to get eligible

The NAIA has partnered with Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest collegiate athletic recruiting network. NCSA serves as the official North American recruiting services partner of the NAIA. Register now to use the NAIA Pre-Eligibility Indicator Tool which allows prospective student-athletes to showcase their future eligibility status to NAIA member institutions as early as their first year in high school.

 

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