2.5 percent of Northern Illinois University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017


In 2016-2017, 2.5 percentage of Northern Illinois University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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).

Sports popularity
Type of sport
Men
Women
Total
Football
113
0
113
All Track Combined
0
94
94
Soccer
25
27
52
Basketball
16
19
35
Baseball
35
0
35
Wrestling
34
0
34
Softball
0
23
23
Golf
11
9
20
Gymnastics
0
19
19
Tennis
8
10
18
Volleyball
0
15
15

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