Concord University

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Vermillion Street

Athens, WV 24712

Phone: (304) 384-3115
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News rank Category Name
#47 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Concord University is a public institution that was founded in 1872. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,652, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 123 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Concord University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 47. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,002 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,332 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of Concord University is to provide quality, liberal arts based education, to foster scholarly activities, and to serve the regional community.

Concord University provides rigorous programs, primarily at the baccalaureate level, which prepare students to pursue various graduate study and career options and to assume leadership and professional roles in a multicultural society. In keeping with its tradition of service to the region, the University will offer a limited number of carefully selected graduate degrees. While we incorporate a variety of educational methodologies/technologies, our size and the caring dedication of our faculty, staff and administration are the principal assurances of a quality educational opportunity at Concord University.

As a learning community, Concord University is committed to furthering knowledge through professional development activities and programs, through research, and through the application, publication and appreciation of scholarly efforts.

The primary purpose of Concord's mission is academic; however, the service the University provides to its state and region goes beyond the classroom. Concord University contributes to the quality of cultural and economic life in southern West Virginia through collaboration with both public and private organizations and agencies and through extension of its support and assistance into the region it serves.

Ultimately, Concord University measures its success by the fulfillment alumni find in their careers and throughout their lives.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1872
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $22,172,960


When applying to Concord University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.1 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 49.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Concord University is 16:1, and the school has 69 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concord University include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Social Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 17%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 23%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14%
Social Sciences 8%
Psychology 6%

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Student Life

Concord University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,652, with a gender distribution of 42.5 percent male students and 57.5 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. Concord University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,888
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Concord University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Concord University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Concord University, 74 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Concord University.

Students who have cars on campus 74%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Concord University, 68.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,405.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,002 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $13,332 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,516 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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