Whether you are a varsity or recreational athlete, you will have an opportunity to play like a tiger at Princeton.
Our student athletes are known for excelling in academics and sports. Princeton has 37 varsity teams for men and women. We have one of the largest and most successful athletic programs in NCAA Division I; Princeton teams have won more Ivy League championships than any other school during the last two decades, and several Princeton teams have won national titles. A number of Princeton athletes participated in the 2016 Olympics, and one brought home a gold medal. About 18 percent of undergraduates participate in varsity sports.
Varsity teams practice and play in the University's superior athletic facilities. Jadwin Gymnasium has 250,000 square feet of indoor space for various sports, including basketball and indoor track and field, in addition to an outdoor practice area. The Tigers play football in Princeton Stadium, which has seating for 27,800 people. Shea Rowing Center is home to the crew program, which rows on Princeton's beautiful Lake Carnegie. The University also has an ice hockey rink, an eight-lane Olympic track, beautiful venues for tennis, soccer, softball, baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, rugby and more than 50 acres of fields.
All students can participate in club and intramural sports for exercise and fun. There are 37 sport clubs, ranging from ballroom dancing to ultimate frisbee, and the intramural sports program brings students together for friendly competitions such as the popular annual dodgeball tournament. Dillon Gymnasium is a base for recreational athletics and includes a pool, dance studio and the Stephens Fitness Center, offering individual and group fitness equipment and programs.