Welcome Recruits!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Mountaineer. West Virginia University has one of the greatest winning traditions in intercollegiate athletics. WVU expects great things from all its athletic teams and its student-athletes, and now there is even greater excitement with the Mountaineers becoming proud new members of the Big 12 Conference.

There's Only One West Virginia

West Virginia University is home to one of the most storied athletics programs in the nation. The Mountaineers boast 22 national champions in men's and women's sports, almost 100 team conference titles and more than 200 first-team All-Americans.

The success of WVU’s teams contribute to a sense of pride in the community and across the state. The very mention of the word "Mountaineers" evokes a sense of history, tradition and championships. Nationwide, WVU is synonymous with winning.

WVU Athletics

The West Virginia University Department of Athletics promotes excellence in athletics without compromising excellence in academics or integrity in its commitment to rules or conduct. Student-athletes are encouraged by the coaching and administrative staff to maintain a balance between athletics, academics, and the social aspects of college.

West Virginia University

WVU enrolls almost 30,000 students, has more than 1,573 full-time faculty members, and has 15 colleges offering 103 majors at the baccalaureate level, 105 majors at the master's level, 61 majors at the doctoral level and 17 graduate certificates.

Visiting West Virginia University

The best way to experience West Virginia University is a visit to the campus in Morgantown.

Compliance and NCAA Guidelines

West Virginia University is a volunteer member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big 12 Conference. We are committed to abiding by all rules and regulations of these bodies. The NCAA governs the actions of our coaches and student-athletes, and has explicit guidelines that regulate the actions of our program. Please visit our Athletic Compliance page for more information.