MAC Commonwealth Conference

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MAC Commonwealth
DivisionDivision III
Members9 (10 in 2020)
Sports fielded
  • 23
    • men's: 11
    • women's: 12
HeadquartersAnnville, Pennsylvania

The MAC Commonwealth is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. It is one of the three conferences that operate under the umbrella of the Middle Atlantic Conferences; the others being the MAC Freedom Conference and the Middle Atlantic Conference, a grouping used for some sports that consists of MAC Commonwealth and MAC Freedom schools. Member institutions are located in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

The league currently has nine full members.

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
Albright College Reading, Pennsylvania Lions 1856 Private/Methodist 2,304 1999
Alvernia University Reading, Pennsylvania Golden Wolves 1958 Private/Catholic 2,872 2009
Arcadia University Glenside, Pennsylvania Knights 1853 Private/Presbyterian 2,473 2008
Hood College Frederick, Maryland Blazers 1893 Private/Reformed 1,174 2012
Lebanon Valley College Annville, Pennsylvania Dutchmen 1866 Private/Methodist 1,712 1999
Lycoming College Williamsport, Pennsylvania Warriors 1812 Private/Methodist 1,272 2007
Messiah College Grantham, Pennsylvania Falcons 1909 Private/Christian 3,305 1999
Stevenson University Stevenson, Maryland Mustangs 1947 Private/Catholic 3,621 2012
Widener University Chester, Pennsylvania Pride 1821 Private/Nonsectarian 6,402 1999

Enrollment source: [1]

Future members[edit]

The MAC Commonwealth will add one member in 2020.[2]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joining
York College of Pennsylvania York, Pennsylvania Spartans 1787 Private/Nonsectarian 5,564 2020

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Blue Jays 1899 Private/Church of the Brethren 2,416 1999 2014 Landmark
Juniata College Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Eagles 1876 Private/Church of the Brethren 1,449 1999 2007 Landmark
Moravian College Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Greyhounds 1742 Private/Moravian 1,792 1999 2007 Landmark
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Crusaders 1858 Private/Lutheran 1,900 1999 2007 Landmark

Membership timeline[edit]

York College of PennsylvaniaEastern University (United States)Stevenson UniversityHood CollegeAlvernia UniversityArcadia UniversityLycoming CollegeWidener UniversitySusquehanna UniversityMoravian CollegeMessiah CollegeLebanon Valley CollegeJuniata CollegeElizabethtown CollegeAlbright College


The MAC Commonwealth sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's field hockey, men's golf, men's and women’s soccer, women's softball, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. In addition, members also compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference in men's and women's cross country, men's football, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, men's volleyball, and men's wrestling


  1. ^ "Best Colleges". U.S. News & World Report.
  2. ^ "MAC to Add York (Pa.) as 18th Member Beginning in 2020-21" (Press release). Middle Atlantic Conferences. April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 22, 2019.

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