The aim of this study was to investigate self esteem of university students in terms of doing exercise variable. Totally 300 students from Suleyman Demirel University voluntarily participated in the research. The students were grouped into two: doing exercises (n:150) and not doing exercises (n:150). In the research, Selfrespect scale developed by Arıcak (1999) was used. In the analysis of findings obtained, frequency analysis, independent ‘’t’’ test and One Way ANOVA statistical methods were applied. As a result; a significant difference was found between selfesteem values of students doing exercises and not doing exercises in the research. It was determined that there was a relationship between doing exercises and self esteem. Moreover, it was also indicated that there was a relationship between age group variable and selfesteem and as people got older, the grades for selfesteem of individuals increased.