Athletics for All
Emory's well-rounded culture is reflected in the distinction of being one of only a handful of schools in the nation to rank in the top in both the Directors' Cup of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics for best all-around athletics program, and the U.S. News & World Report rankings of best national universities.
Such recognitions support what Emory students already appreciate: the university supports a well-rounded college experience, where it's expected for athletes to succeed in academics, and scholars to succeed in sports.
18 Varsity Teams
Emory's 18 varsity teams compete within NCAA Division III, whose members do not award athletic scholarships or give preferential treatment to student-athletes. The Emory Eagles are cheered on by a mascot named Swoop.
NJCAA at Oxford College
Oxford College athletes compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Where We Play and Compete
The athletics and recreation program is based at George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC). Features include:
- Olympic-sized pool
- Outdoor and indoor tennis courts
- 400-meter outdoor and 200-meter indoor tracks
- Racquetball and squash courts
- Climbing walls
- Dance studios
- Irrigated athletic fields
Additional facilities include:
- Blomeyer Health Fitness Center (faculty and staff only)
- Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) on Clairmont campus
The Oxford College campus houses the Williams Gymnasium and facilities.
"Athletics for All"
What That Emory Expression Means
Emory's "athletics for all" philosophy encourages community members to pursue a healthy balance of academics and athletics.