Great Midwest Athletic Conference

An NCAA Division II Conference

The Great Midwest Athletic Conference is one of the newest conferences, as it was founded in 2011. The GMA Conference is made up of eight schools, located in West Virignia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. The schools in the conference are on the smaller size, with enrollments ranging from 800 to 3,500. The conference sponsors eight men's sports and ten women's. In 2017, an additional five schools (from Michigan and Ohio) will join the conference. 

Alderson-Broaddus College
Alderson-Broaddus College. BarnesHiram / Wikipedia

Located in northern West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus is a fairly selective school. Popular sports include football, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, track and field, and basketball. Popular undergraduate majors include biology, education, nursing, and business administration. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location:  Philippi, West Viriginia
  • School type: Private University
  • Enrollment: 1,108 (1,038 undergraduates)
  • Team: Battlers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Alderson Broaddus College profile
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Cedarville University - Center for Biblical and Theological Study
Cedarville University - Center for Biblical and Theological Study. Silenceofnight / Flickr

Cedarville University is affiliated with the Baptist Church, and is the largest school in the conference, with an enrollment of 3,585 students. Popular majors include biology, education, mechanical engineering, nursing, and social work. On the athletic front, popular sports for the Yellow Jackets include soccer, basketball, track and field, and tennis.

  • Location: Cedarville, Ohio
  • School type: Private University
  • Enrollment: 3,585 (3,303 undergraduates)
  • Team: Yellow Jackets
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Cedarville University profile

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Elkins, West Virginia
Elkins, West Virginia. Tim Kiser / Wikimedia Commons

Davis & Elkins, a selective school located in Elkins, West Virginia, was founded in 1904. Students can choose from a variety of majors, with popular choices including business administration, education, and psychology. Popular sports include baseball, tennis, basketball, cross country, and swimming.

  • Location: Elkins, West Virginia
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 846 (all undergraduates)
  • Team: Senators
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Davis & Elkins College profile

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Kentucky Wesleyan Baseball
Kentucky Wesleyan Baseball. Catch Central Florida / Flickr

One of the smallest school in the conference, KWC has a student population of only 700. Popular sports include football, soccer, volleyball, baseball, and track and field. Academics at the school are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 709 (all undergraduates)
  • Team: Panthers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Kentucky Wesleyan College profile

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Malone University. Shtaylor1 / Wikimedia Commons

Affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, Malone offers a range of majors, with business, communication, and education degrees among the most popular. The school fields eight men's and eight women's sports, with popular choices including baseball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and swimming. The school joined the conference in 2016.

  • Location: Canton, Ohio
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 1,962 (1,565 undergraduates)
  • Team: Pioneers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Malone University profile
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Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Adavidb / Wikimedia Commons

Ohio Valley University, located in Vienna, West Virginia, is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university is divided into four colleges: Education, Business, Arts and Sciences, and Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, cross country, and golf.

  • Location: Vienna, West Virginia
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 431 (400 undergraduates)
  • Team: Fighting Scots
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Ohio Valley University profile

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Trevecca Nazarene University Library
Trevecca Nazarene University Library. Trevecca Nazarene University / Wikimedia Commons

Trevecca Nazarene, located in Nashville, is one of the larger school in this conference. The school fields six men's and eight women's sports. Popular choices include soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, and track and field.

  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 2,606 (1,677 undergraduates)
  • Team: Trojans
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Trivecca Nazarene University profile
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Library at Ursuline
Library at Ursuline. meredithwz / Flickr

Ursuline College, primarily a women's college located in Ohio, is affiliated with the Catholic Church. The school has an impressive 6 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and offers over forty majors. Popular choices include nursing, business, psychology, fine arts, and communications.

  • Location: Pepper Pike, Ohio
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 1,236 (706 undergraduates)
  • Team: Arrows
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Ursuline College profile
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