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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

Prospective Student-Athletes


The University of Chicago sponsors 20 varsity sports that compete at the NCAA Division III level and within the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference. UChicago joined NCAA Division III at its inception in 1973 and the UAA in 1986. Football and baseball are associate members of the Midwest Conference (MWC) and women's lacrosse is an associate member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW).

UChicago strongly subscribes to the notion that participation in play, sport or athletics can be a valuable supplement to your experience here and contribute in a most important way to our idea of the well-rounded, liberally-educated man or woman.


NCAA Division III

More than 180,000 student-athletes at 450 institutions make up Division III, the largest NCAA division both in number of participants and number of schools. The Division III experience offers participation in a competitive athletic environment that pushes student-athletes to excel on the field and build upon their potential by tackling new challenges across campus.

Academics are the primary focus for Division III student-athletes. The division minimizes the conflicts between athletics and academics and helps student-athletes progress toward graduation through shorter practice and playing seasons and regional competition that reduces time away from academic studies. Participants are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the student body, keeping them focused on being a student first.


Become a Division III Student-Athlete: Information for prospective student-athletes and parents


Prospective Student-Athlete Questionnaires

Men's Teams


Women's Teams











Recruiting Regulations


Camps & Clinics

If you are interested in attending sport camps at the University of Chicago, visit our camps & clinics page.


Staff Directory

Want more information about individual sport programs? Contact the appropriate head coach in the staff directory.


Game-Day Information

Interested in attending a home contest at UChicago? Visit the game-day information page.


Apply to UChicago

Visit the College Admissions website for more information.