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Rugby in College

Plan for College

Now is the time to plan for college and rugby can be a great avenue to higher education and expanded opportunities. For those players interested in playing rugby while attending college, this page can offer you some great resources for how to get started.

Select a Rugby School

There are hundreds of collegiate rugby programs around the country, offering wonderful higher education opportunities for graduating seniors. Click here to find a college or university with a rugby program near you!  

See a complete list of college, university, and senior teams located in MINNESOTA here

College Scholarships for Rugby

With the hundreds of collegiate rugby programs around the country, the number of scholarships available for rugby players is growing! This offers great possibilities for those students looking to play at a higher level. Click here to browse the many college scholarships available for rugby!

Want more support?

Karen Fong Donoghue  is the owner and founder of The Rugger's Edge, the one and only resource for rugby athletic recruiting.  Karen is a professional college admissions counselor who focused on rugby players and can explain the current landscape of collegiate rugby and how your child can leverage his or her rugby talent and admission or scholarship.  Contact Karen at

Academic Resources

Universities look for students who will perform well in the classroom and add to the campus community through participation in college rugby. Although college can not be all things to all students, with proper planning it can meet your needs and expectations. High school is an excellent time to identify what you expect from college. Finding the right college is important, not just so you pick the right rugby team, but so you enjoy your college life and receive a good education. Picking a college is not just about four years of your life; it is a decision that will affect the next forty years!

USA Rugby encourages everyone who has the opportunity to join and to be part of a college rugby team to do so. It is a major time commitment, but it will greatly enrich your college experience and provide you with new lifelong friends, fond memories and fun stories.