Many colleges offer a variety of intramural sports as a way to encourage teamwork and collaboration among students. Students can participate in intramural sports for fun, practice, physical exercise or for the competition, as recreation-based on-campus intramural sports teams within the same collegiate division regularly play each other for titles and awards. For many schools, intramural sports have proven to be an effective method of promoting inclusion, acceptance, health and wellness amongst the student body.
NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation is the national authority on intramural sports; most colleges and universities in the U.S. abide by NIRSA rules and regulations to promote the universal standards all on-campus teams and participants operate under. With NIRSA, schools across the country can develop their own successful intramural teams. The following are the top 50 colleges and universities across the U.S. with the best intramural programs. In building this list we considered factors like efficient team/activity organization, appropriate sports facilities and number and frequency of programs offered at each university.