Athletics and Recreation

MIT's Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation Department offers opportunities for sports instruction and participation at all levels.

  • With 33 varsity sports, MIT supports one of the broadest intercollegiate athletic programs in the world.
  • There are 16 varsity sports for men, 15 for women, and two coeducational programs.
  • Approximately 20 percent of undergraduates join a team during their time at MIT.
  • MIT competes mainly against Division III New England colleges, but also routinely participates in regional and national championships.
  • The Institute has earned 220 Academic All-America citations, the most for any Division III program in the nation.
  • The intramural program offers competition in 18 sports with 4,000 students, faculty, alumni, spouses, and partners participating.
  • MIT features one of the nation's most expansive club programs, with more than 800 participants and 33 teams.
  • For those who wish to engage in other recreational programs, MIT provides group exercise and mind and body classes, personal and group training, a variety of aquatic classes, and sport skill instruction.