Catholic Colleges with Swim Teams

Often, students want to focus their college selections on program offerings. Some athletically inclined students may also be concerned with whether or not their intercollegiate sport is offered. This article looks at Catholic colleges with swim teams.

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Athletics are a large part of the college experience. The following schools take a look at Catholic-affiliated colleges that have swim teams.

School Comparison

While all of these Catholic colleges have intercollegiate swim teams, this table will explain whether the teams are for just men, just women, or for both. We will also look at college locations and tuition costs for the 2017-2018 school year.

School Name Institution Type (M)ale/(F)emale Swim Team Location Tuition (2017-2018)*
Sacred Heart University 4-year, private not-for-profit F Fairfield, CT $39,820
King's College 4-year, private not-for-profit M/F Wilkes-Barre, PA $35,830
Manhattan College 4-year, private not-for-profit M/F Riverdale, NY $41,412
Seattle University 4-year, private not-for-profit M/F Seattle, WA $42,885
Providence College 4-year, private not-for-profit M/F Providence, RI $48,764

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Overview of Catholic Colleges with Swim Teams

The following Catholic universities all have swim teams. Along with these teams, we'll look at some of the school rankings and areas of study.

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University has a women's varsity swimming and diving team. Along with the swimming team, there are 34 other varsity and intramural sports at the college. Students can spend time worshipping with other students at mass, join one of the worship teams or take part in weekly meditation sessions. Agape Latte is a guest speaker series that occurs twice a semester in a fun environment. Seven schools and colleges make up Sacred Heart University, and there are over 120 areas of study to undertake.

King's College

U.S. News and World Report named King's College #62 in their listing for best regional universities North. King's has several undergraduate and graduate programs, including over 20 study abroad opportunities on six continents. Undergraduate students can major in areas like athletic training, neuroscience, theology, professional writing, finance, and health care management. King's tries to keep class sizes small, with the average being 18 students, and an average lab size of 13 students. There are 25 Division III athletic programs, one being the swimming teams for the men and women. Swimmers can anticipate about 12 meets per season.

Manhattan College

Manhattan College offers a total of 18 athletic teams, including swimming and diving teams for both men and women. Manhattan College is a Lasallian college, meaning they promote faith in everything they do and stick to five basic principles: faith, respect for everyone, education, inclusion, and social justice. Along with undergraduate and graduate degrees, Manhattan College offers six 5-year programs for students who want to earn their bachelor's and master's at the same time. Those six programs are adolescent education mathematics, students with disabilities, data analytics, business, childhood/special education, and professional accounting. U.S. News and World Report ranked Manhattan College as 15th for best regional colleges in the North in 2017.

Seattle University

Over the last 17 years, Seattle University has ranked in the top 10 schools in the west by U.S. News and World Report. For the 2018 year, Seattle ranked #7. Seattle combines faith, education and a holistic approach for life. The spirit of faith is carried through the school's 65 undergraduate programs and through all the core requirements for a degree program. On campus, students can pray and meditate in one of three chapels or two prayer rooms, including a multifaith prayer room for Muslim, Jewish, and other religious organizations. Seattle University has 20 NCAA Division I sports, including both men's and women's swimming teams. These swim teams compete in the Western Athletic Conference.

Providence College

Providence College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. In the 2016-2017 school year, the NCAA Division 1 swim and dive teams for Providence College had 25 men and 34 women. U.S. News and World Report ranked Providence College the #1 best regional university in the North and the 12th best value school in the North, and Providence received an overall score of 100 from the publication. Education at Providence isn't limited to the campus; there are over 300 study abroad programs available. This Catholic and Dominican college offers international service trips, retreats and worship opportunities.

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