Northern Illinois University has 13,457 undergraduate students, of which 50 percent are men and 50 percent are women, and a total student body of 18,045 students. Of these students, 242 men and 216 women represented the school by participating in one or more of the sports with teams at the school.
This total does not include students playing intramural sports.
According to NCES, 4.3 percent of students enrolled at institutions of higher education with sports teams were on teams.
The sports at Northern Illinois University with the most participants are football (113), all track combined (94) and soccer (52).