A student passes the baton in a track and field relay

Students at NYU’s campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai spend long hours exercising their brains. Equally important, they take the time to exercise their bodies by participating in NYU athletics. What’s more, with access to a full roster of sports and activities, NYU students always come ready to play.

NYU has 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports at NYU New York City, along with 6 intercollegiate teams at NYU Abu Dhabi and 5 at NYU Shanghai. Additionally, NYU’s campuses offer 30 intramural and over 25 club sports—from bowling and ice hockey to e-gaming and taekwondo.

An NYU swimmer coming up for air in a lap lane.

The NYU Abu Dhabi men’s and women’s swim teams compete in the Abu Dhabi Inter-University Sports League (ADISL). They race against teams from other universities in the United Arab Emirates.

A softball player at bat with a catcher behind her

The NYU softball team qualified for the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament for the third straight year.

Women's soccer players from NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai going for the ball

In 2018, the NYU Abu Dhabi women’s soccer team traveled to China to compete against their counterparts at NYU Shanghai—a first for both teams.

A volleyball player spiking a ball

Both male and female NYU student athletes can compete in basketball, cross-country, fencing, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball on the New York City campus. NYU athletics offer something for every student. And whether you dream of going pro or just want to have some fun, you’ll find a fit at NYU.

Since joining NYU’s University Relations and Public Affairs Office of Marketing Communications, Nathan has been integral in helping the university strengthen its brand and share its value with the world. He enjoys uncovering and sharing the stories that hit audiences on a deeper level and guiding partners across the university toward more engaging and informative brand and storytelling experiences. Nathan has also worked as a teacher and academic counselor. He earned a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.