Division III schools with engineering majors

Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby GBMoose on Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:20 pm

Is anyone aware of a list of Division III schools that offer both Men's Lacrosse (at the NCAA level) as well as an engineering major? I'm currently a coach in the Midwest and former D3 player that is trying to facilitate the recruiting process for some of my junior players. Quite a few of them are capable and interested in playing D3 ball IMO, but want to align their lacrosse interests with their interest in engineering as a major.

Off the top of my head, I can think of a few schools (Tufts, RPI, RIT, Swarthmore, MSOE). I realize engineering as a major is not the norm at small liberal arts colleges. I've conveyed to these players that a solid education in math and physics at many D3 schools is excellent preparation for graduate school, but that may not be the right fit for some of them.

If this topic should be posted elsewhere, my apologies. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby Wonderlax on Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:26 pm

MIT
Stevens Tech
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby 42bustamove on Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:35 pm

York in York Pa. my nephew got an Engineering degree from there and played lax
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby richard on Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:44 pm

Clarkson, Union.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby laxguru456 on Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:50 pm

Union has a respected engineering program and an up and coming lax program
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New postby Brotatoe on Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:12 pm

The United States Merchant Marine Academy

Up and coming program (well they were up and coming before this year) Produces well rounded young men. Superior job placement, better deal than ANY school that exists, unless you find out how get a full scholarship to a D3 school :lol: . Do your research on USMMA ... research the options kids have coming out of this school compared to all other academies, it is the BEST deal with out a doubt. Kids also get the hands on experience that they don't get at other schools, and they get to see the world...

Did I mention it is a federal service academy?
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby DellMan22 on Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:18 pm

Several schools will offer a 3+2 engineering program where a student studies a related subject (Math, Physics, Bio) then transfers after junior year to a partner school.

For Example:

Goucher has a 3+2 and 4+1 with Hopkins.
St. Mary's of MD has a 3+2 with UMD.
St. Vincent offers a 3+2 with Penn State, UPitt or Catholic.

It's not something I would recommend but it is something to look into if a student is serious about Engineering.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby howyouplaythegame on Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:36 pm

From a very old list I had which used USNew ratings:

MIT
Rensselaer
Swarthmore
Union
RIT
Umass-Dartmouth
Tufts
Clarkson
Widener
Norwich
Stevens Institute
Trinity
Western New England
Alfred
Roger Williams
Scranton
Catholic
Wentworth Institute
York College
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby GBMoose on Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:27 pm

Thanks for your help everyone, much appreciated.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby Pittlaxref on Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:57 pm

La Roche & Trine too
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New postby dlaxman34 on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:20 am

I agree about USMMA. Federal service academy, plays in competitive division. Made NCAA tournament last year. Hard school but nearly 100 percent job placement with HIGH paying jobs and a great alumni. As was mentioned, get to see the world for a year. Can also go active duty should one choose. Any branch of military as an officer.
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New postby PBlaxman on Sat May 01, 2010 8:50 am

One could do no better than UNION. With an impeccable academic reputation, a perfectly beautiful and well found campus, an ideal location (Adirondacks nearby, Albany airport fifteen minutes away, Schenectady in midst of major revitalization, just to name a few), a rich history, ranked with the Ivies as producing the highest earners in the country, and a lacrosse program very much on the ascent. It is almost a perfect combination in this day and age as it combines liberal arts with engineering as well as any institution of its size.
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New postby fungame on Sat May 01, 2010 9:33 am

Widener University, Chester, PA offers a 4 year engineering program
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby GBBNLRUYGIBABIB on Sat May 01, 2010 1:33 pm

In addition to D3 there are many great schools in the MCLA system with engineering programs. The MCLA offers a very competitive environment and many programs consider it a varsity sport that are fully funded by the school. One of the best Engineering schools that would be similar to a D3 school in size is Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. Their undergraduate programs are always ranked in the top of the country. Their lacrosse program is gravitating from a club team to pseudo varsity and competes in the CCLA conference of the MCLA.

There is nothing like NCAA lacrosse, but the MCLA is growing with the sport and should be considered a very close second to what the NCAA has to offer.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby woofus on Sat May 01, 2010 1:49 pm

When my laxer and i were looking, I was told that only 2 small liberal arts colleges had an accredited Engineering Dept...Union and Trinity. There are engineering schools that also have liberal arts, but I guess it depends on your definition of "small liberal arts." My guy went to Trinity, and had to get the BS in Engineering (rather than the BA in Liberal Arts with an Engineering major) to be accredited (BS is tougher program). Got a great job right out of school, got his MBA from Carnegie Mellon, and is now looking for the big bucks on Wall St. He loved Trinity. He went to there not knowing what to major in, but I told him that more CEOs have engineering degrees than any other kind. It's a great major if you can cut it academically.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby Laxtastic50 on Sun May 02, 2010 12:40 pm

howyouplaythegame wrote:From a very old list I had which used USNew ratings:

MIT
Rensselaer
Swarthmore
Union
RIT
Umass-Dartmouth
Tufts
Clarkson
Widener
Norwich
Stevens Institute
Trinity
Western New England
Alfred
Roger Williams
Scranton
Catholic
Wentworth Institute
York College


In addition to the above - I had the following on my son's list when he was looking:
Messiah
Trine
Farleigh-Dickinson
Elizabethtown

Plus, as others mentioned, many schools offer 3-2 engineering programs. A few we looked at include:
Muhlenberg
Oberlin
Dickinson
Salisbury

My son enrolled at WNEC and is loving his first year as a Golden Bear, along with a challenging engineering curriculum.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby elephantitis on Sun May 02, 2010 2:04 pm

If your students are willing to look at Division II programs (really, the lacrosse is the same or even a step below in many cases), you can add Merrimack and NYIT to the list.
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby LCasid on Sun May 02, 2010 5:29 pm

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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby honestabe on Mon May 03, 2010 3:06 am

Haverford has a sweet 3/2 program with CalTech (http://www.haverford.edu/physics/academ ... ptions.php)
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Re: Division III schools with engineering majors

New postby oldmanlaxfan on Mon May 03, 2010 8:59 am

Those in attendance at the Union-RPI game on Saturday can attest that RPI's Jim Townsend has done a great job with a freshman and sophomore dominated starting line up in sweeping the league in regular season play. Townsend should should be strongly considered for Div. III coach of the year given that his team was picked to finish near the bottom of the Liberty League. A great turn around. RPI is legitimate and will be for years to come.

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