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MIT offers a million ways to stretch your mind—and almost as many to stretch your body. The sparkling new Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center houses an Olympic-size swimming pool, a smaller teaching pool, indoor courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a fully staffed sports medicine center.
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Other indoor facilities include the Johnson Athletic Center, Rockwell Cage and the duPont Athletic Center. Just outside you'll find 26 acres of playing fields, including 16 tennis courts, a competitive track, and newly renovated baseball and softball fields. Seasonal facilities include the Sailing Pavilion, Pierce Boathouse, and Johnson Ice Arena. All are open to every undergraduate, as well as to other members of the MIT community (Hint: the pool and the squash courts are great places to bump into your professors.)

MIT boasts an active intercollegiate sports program with 16 teams for men, 15 for women, and 2 that are coeducational. Roughly 20 percent of MIT undergraduates compete in at least one varsity sport, supported by 30 full-time and part-time coaches. Competition is primarily with New England and Ivy League Schools.

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If you love sports but don't want to commit to a varsity schedule, MIT's 30 club sports may be the answer. Options include archery, ballroom dancing, boxing, cheerleading, cycling, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, volleyball, and a wide variety of martial arts. While cricket is not yet an MIT club sport, students from South Africa, the Caribbean, India, England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka come together to play in spring and summer.

MIT also offers 23 sports in the intramural program, with an astonishing 1,000+ teams. While the idea is to provide competitive fun for students who may not be ready for intercollegiate play, most intramural sports attract people of all levels and abilities.

Visit the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) site for more information.

Varsity Sports

Club Sports

Intramural Sports

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