MAC Freedom Conference

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MAC Freedom
Established 1999
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 8
Sports fielded
  • 23
    • men's: 11
    • women's: 12
Region Mid-Atlantic
Headquarters Annville, Pennsylvania

The MAC Freedom 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 are the MAC Commonwealth 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 New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

The league currently has eight full members. One current member, Manhattanville, will leave after the 2018–19 school year to rejoin its former home of the Skyline Conference.[1] The MAC Freedom will remain at eight members, as Stevens, which had been a MAC member from at least 1946 to 1978, will rejoin the conference for 2019–20 and beyond.[2]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
Delaware Valley University Doylestown, Pennsylvania Aggies 1917 Private/Non-sectarian 2,375 1999
DeSales University Center Valley, Pennsylvania Bulldogs 1965 Private/Catholic 3,309 1999
Eastern University St. Davids, Pennsylvania Eagles 1952 Private/Baptist 3,420 2008
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Madison, New Jersey Devils 1942 Private/Non-sectarian 2,546 1999
King's College Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Monarchs 1946 Private/Catholic 2,421 1999
Manhattanville College Purchase, New York Valiants 1841 Private/Non-sectarian 2,834 2007
Misericordia University Dallas, Pennsylvania Cougars 1924 Private/Catholic 2,879 2008
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Colonels 1933 Private/Non-sectarian 5,552 1999

Enrollment source: [3]

Future member[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joining Previous Conference
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, New Jersey Ducks 1870 Private/Nonsectarian 5,260 2019[a] Empire 8

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Alvernia University Reading, Pennsylvania Crusaders 1958 Private/Catholic 2,872 2008 2009 MAC Commonwealth
Arcadia University Glenside, Pennsylvania Knights 1853 Private/Presbyterian 2,473 2007 2008 MAC Commonwealth
Drew University Madison, New Jersey Rangers 1867 Private/Methodist 2,647 1999 2007 Landmark
Lycoming College Williamsport, Pennsylvania Warriors 1812 Private/Methodist 1,272 1999 2007 MAC Commonwealth
University of Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania Royals 1888 Private/Catholic 5,160 1999 2007 Landmark

Membership timeline[edit]

Stevens Institute of TechnologyMisericordia UniversityEastern University (United States)Alvernia UniversityManhattanville CollegeArcadia UniversityWilkes UniversityUniversity of ScrantonLycoming CollegeKing's College (Pennsylvania)Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityDrew UniversityDeSales UniversityDelaware Valley College


The MAC Freedom 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 MAC's 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, and men's volleyball.


  1. ^ Stevens was present at the MAC's 1922 formation meeting and thus is often considered a founding member, although conference records are incomplete before 1946. It remained a member through 1978.


  1. ^ "Manhattanville to Join Skyline Conference in 2019-20 Academic Year" (Press release). Skyline Conference. May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "MAC Welcomes Stevens Institute of Technology Back in 2019-20" (Press release). Middle Atlantic Conferences. August 15, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Best Colleges". U.S. News & World Report.

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