10.3 percent of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017


In 2016-2017, 10.3 percentage of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has 6,366 undergraduate students, of which 68 percent are men and 32 percent are women, and a total student body of 7,592 students. Of these students, 492 men and 291 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with the most participants are all track combined (311), football (103) and lacrosse (66).

Sports popularity
Type of sport
Men
Women
Total
All Track Combined
186
125
311
Football
103
0
103
Lacrosse
40
26
66
Soccer
35
28
63
Swimming and Diving
32
21
53
Ice Hockey
29
23
52
Baseball
37
0
37
Basketball
13
14
27
Field Hockey
0
22
22
Softball
0
21
21
Tennis
10
11
21
Golf
7
0
7

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