University Athletic Association
|University Athletic Association
|Sports fielded||22 (men's: 12; women's: 10)|
|Region||Eastern United States|
|Headquarters||Pittsford, New York|
|Commissioner||Dick Rasmussen (since 1987)|
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. Due to the academic strength of its members colloquially, it has been called the "egghead eight." (The name "nerdy nine" was also used when Johns Hopkins was a member.)
The UAA is the only NCAA conference to have all of its member institutions affiliated with the Association of American Universities, a collection of 60 of the top research institutions in the United States, although the Big Ten Conference and Ivy League are close, with each having only one non-AAU member.
Member schools 
Current members 
|Nickname||Endowment||Joined||Class of 2016 Acceptance Rate|
|Brandeis University||Waltham, Massachusetts||1948||Private||3,185||5,327||Judges||$704,000,000||1987||38.6%|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1900||Private||6,178||10,875||Tartans||$1,017,000,000||1986||27.1%|
|Case Western Reserve University||Cleveland, Ohio||1826||Private||4,227||9,814||Spartans||$1,703,000,000||1986||48.3%|
|Emory University||Atlanta, Georgia||1836||Private||7,441||12,755||Eagles||$5,400,000,000||1986||25.9%|
|New York University||New York, New York||1831||Private||21,638||42,189||Violets||$2,827,000,000||1986||35%|
|University of Chicago||Chicago, Illinois||1890||Private||5,134||14,788||Maroons||$6,510,000,000||1986||13.2%|
|University of Rochester||Rochester, New York||1850||Private||5,643||9,735||Yellowjackets||$1,620,000,000||1986||34%|
|Washington University in St. Louis||St. Louis, Missouri||1853||Private||5,997||13,527||Bears||$5,350,000,000||1986||15.4%|
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 University*||Baltimore, Maryland||1876||Private||19,758||1986||2001||Blue Jays||Centennial|
* - 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.
Membership timeline 
Conference facilities 
|School||Football stadium||Capacity||Basketball arenas||Capacity||Baseball stadium||Capacity||Soccer stadium||Capacity|
|Brandeis||Non-Football School||N/A||Auerbach Arena||2,500||Stein Diamond||500||Gordon Field||1000|
|Carnegie Mellon||Gesling Stadium||3,900||Skibo Gymnasium||1,500||Non-Baseball School||N/A||Gesling Stadium||3,900|
|Case Western Reserve||Case Field||2,500||Horsburgh Gym||1,200||Nobby's Ballpark||500||Case Field||2,500|
|Emory||Non-Football School||N/A||Woodruff P.E. Center||2,000||Chappell Park (baseball); George F. Cooper, Jr. Field (softball)||Woodruff P.E. Center|
|New York||Non-Football School||N/A||Coles Sports Center||1,900||Non-Baseball School||N/A||Gaelic Park||2,000|
|Chicago||Stagg Field||1,650||Gerald Ratner Athletics Center||1,900||J. Kyle Anderson Field||Stagg Field||1,650|
|Rochester*||Fauver Stadium||5,000||Louis Alexander Palestra||1,889||Towers Field||Fauver Stadium||5,000|
|Washington University||Francis Field||3,300||Field House||3,000||Kelly Field|
*Rochester competes in the Liberty League in football as well as numerous other sports.
The UAA sanctions competition in the following sports:
* Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon will be affiliate members of the PAC in football by 2014. Chicago and Washington will be affiliate members of the SAA in football by 2015, meaning that the UAA will cease sponsoring football.
Football champions 
|1994||Carnegie Mellon and Washington University||3-1|
|1995||Carnegie Mellon and Washington University||3-1|
|1996||Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve and Washington University||3-1|
|2007||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
|2008||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
|2009||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
|2011||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
- Bowen, William G.; Levin, Sarah A. (2011). Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values. Princeton University Press. p. 32. ISBN 9781400840700.
- "About the UAA (through Oct. 17, 2011)". University Athletic Association. Retrieved 2011-10-17.