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Fencing Recruiting

Top 10 College Fencing Programs

* Teams have competed in a co-ed format since 1990

  1. Columbia University
  2. University of Notre Dame
  3. Princeton University
  4. Ohio State University
  5. St. John’s University
  6. Harvard University
  7. Duke University
  8. University of Pennsylvania
  9. New York University
  10. Stanford University

Our Top 3 Tips For Getting Recruited In This Sport

  1. Be proactive and approach coaches early and often.
  2. Attend National and International events.
  3. Prioritize school—top fencing schools are almost all elite academic institutions as well!

Date Official Contact Begins for D1 Schools

June 15 after sophomore year

Number of Programs

NCAA DI: 27
NCAA DII: 2
NCAA DIII: 15

Number of D1 Scholarships

Men’s: 4.5
Women’s: 5

Links to Info/important Resources

Fencing Parents (a guide for all things fencing recruiting and not just for parents!)

“The more you understand fencing, the more you will enjoy it. This particularly applies to the novice for, like all highly skilled games, it is easy to be put off by the chore of having to begin right at the beginning.”

– Bob Anderson, British Olympic Fencer