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2 College Junior

Athletics: Not having a football team limits our school spirit. But we have basketball, baseball, etc.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Not too much interest in sports...

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There's no football team, which is a total buzkill.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most people show up to the basketball games. Those are big at the school.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have great soccer and basketball teams. However, they are not very big events among the Oxford community.


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  • 160th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1340th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matt Kohn
Rockville, MD
Grad Year
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Emory is home to many top-tier Division III varsity sports, as can be seen by the many national championships won each year by its student athletes. Not only are Emory's student-athletes among the best in the nation, Emory's athletic facilities are second-to-none as well. However, if one were to ask the average Emory student if he would rather be a star athlete on an Emory varsity team of his choosing or a fraternity playboy, he would most likely chose the latter. 

While many of Emory's varsity sports teams are consistently ranked nationally, such as the swimming, soccer, and softball teams, the overall student population frankly does not seem too interested, and this can be seen in the spotty attendance at each of the sporting events. Varsity games are rarely the buzz around campus, and it is not often that athletics are even discussed by the general student population. Many students believe that a football team would not only increase school spirit but would also increase the overall popularity of varsity sports in general. While occasionally some games will fill up with students, these occurrences are few and far between and it is unlikely you will have more than a couple hundred students at any given event. The basketball team generally has the highest attendance numbers, but this is likely because of convenience and ease of access. Emory is severly lacking in school spirit, as Emory students will very rarely go out of their way to attend a varsity sports game.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: University Athletic Association
School Colors
Blue and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
182 - 6%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
179 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Crew
  • Cricket
  • Cycling and triathlon
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's and women's)
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo (men's and women's)
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Basketball arena
  • Chappell Park
  • George F. Cooper Jr. Field
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Natatorium
  • Soccer field
  • Track
  • Varsity weight room
  • Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC)
Most Popular Sports
Swimming and soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Every team-athletics just aren't that big here.
School Spirit
The student consensus is that Emory lacks school spirit. This is not to say that Emory students are not grateful and proud of their University, but varsity athletics simply do not mean much to the average student. Many students believe that if Emory were to field a football team, it would unite the student body and raise school spirit. Others believe that Greek life supersedes athletics at Emory. Whatever the case may be, Emory's top-tier athletics are simply not enough to draw large crowds at their games.
Getting Tickets
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Best Place to Take a Walk
Lullwater Park

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 75 responses

  • 9% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 27% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 57% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 7% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 42% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 8% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 49% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 79 responses

  • 32% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 59% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 8% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.



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