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University Athletic Association

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Established  1986
Division  Division III
Region  Eastern United States
Association  NCAA
Members  8
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Sports fielded  22 (men's: 12; women's: 10)

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The University Athletic Association (UAA) is an American athletic conference that competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division III. Member teams are located in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York.



The UAA, a NCAA Division III Conference, is the only NCAA conference to have all of its member institutions affiliated with the Association of American Universities, a collection of 60 Ph.D granting research institutions in the United States. UAA members are ranked in the top 40 of national research universities by U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Rankings.

Current members

All of the universities listed above are founding members except Brandeis, which joined shortly before official competition began in October, 1987. Johns Hopkins University was a founding member, but no longer participates in the UAA.

Former member


* - Johns Hopkins had dual athletic conference membership with the Centennial Conference from 1992-93 to 2000-01, then the Blue Jays left the UAA in order to fully align with the Centennial Conference.

Conference facilities

*Rochester competes in the Liberty League in football as well as numerous other sports.
†Since 2014, both Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon are associate members of the PAC for football.
††Since 2014, both Chicago and Washington University are also affiliate members of the Southern Athletic Association for football.


The UAA sanctions competition in the following sports:


University Athletic Association Wikipedia