NCAA Division III independent schools
NCAA Division III independents are four-year institutions that compete in college athletics at the NCAA’s Division III level, but do so independently of an established athletic conference. These same institutions often compete as members of an intercollegiate athletic conference in some sports. The reason for independent status varies among institutions, but it is frequently because the primary athletic conference to which the institution belongs does not sponsor a particular sport. Independent programs for Division III:
Football independents (as of March 2012) 
|Huntingdon College||Hawks||Montgomery, Alabama||1854||Private||1,107||GSAC|
|Macalester College||Scots||Saint Paul, Minnesota||1874||Private||2,005||MIAC|
|Wesley College||Wolverines||Dover, Delaware||1873||Private||2,320||CAC|
Basketball independents (as of March 2012) 
^ - Women's college
† - Schools holds dual membership with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
1 - Covenant and Huntingdon are both co-educational colleges, but they're only competing as Independents for men's sports while the women's sports are competing in the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) only for the 2012-13 season. Both schools will join the USA South Athletic Conference (USA South) for all sports, effectively on July 1, 2013.
2 - Mills is a non-basketball women's college.
3 - Almost most of North Central's sports teams (except for football) compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) as associate members.
4 - Finlandia and Maine–Presque Isle (UMPI) are both co-educational colleges, but they will only be competing in the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) for women's sports, while the men's sports will still be competing as Independents, starting effectively in the 2013-14 season.