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About Concord University, Facts & Rankings

For more than 140 years, Concord has provided students with a quality education in a close-knit community and opportunities to serve others. Concord University is a beautiful place to live and learn in any season – but it’s more. Concord students learn, and they learn to give back. Our saying “Come to learn, go to serve” means you are preparing for your future from the first day, not just working toward a degree during the next few years. 
When you begin your future at Concord University, you are setting yourself up for lifelong learning and success. 

• Established: 1872
• Faculty: 111 full-time faculty & 73% hold the

   highest degree in their disciplines
• Athletics: NCAA Division II
• Mascot: Mountain Lion
• Campus Settings: 123-acre campus in the scenic

   West Virginia Mountains
• CU gradudates carry the least student loan debt

   of any public university in West Vrignia
• 97% of freshman receive financial asistance
 

FACTS

• Concord University was selected by The Princeton

   Review as one of the “best in the southeast”. (The

   Princeton Review 2016 Best Colleges: Region by

   Region)
• Concord University has been ranked among the top

   schools in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World

    Report “America’s Best Colleges” in the “Regional

   Colleges (South)” category
• Ranked  by Great Value Colleges as a Top 10 “Most

   Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi”

RANKINGS 

                     The campus is located in Athens, a small town in          

                    southern West Virginia. Athens is easily one of the         

                   safest college towns in the United States. Our town        

                  will offer you the safety that you need to feel secure         

                 and provide you with the quiet study environment             

                that you require to succeed. Concord University is             

               located within a half day’s journey  from major U.S.            

             cities such as:                                                                        
 
           Washington, DC    •    Charlotte, NC                                       
          Cincinnati, OH    •    Myrtle Beach, SC                                    
         Atlanta, GA    •    Baltimore, MD                                               
                                    
       Concord truly is a hidden gem. Our location allows                  

      students to explore the East Coast by way of car, Amtrak,       

    or even Megabus! When you’re not hiking and exploring           

   our nearby mountain ranges or kayaking down class IV              

  rapids, you’ll find plenty of ways to complement Concord’s        

outstanding academic experience.                                                 

Our Location 

OUR LOCATION

     More than 80 majors, minors, and fields of study, including:      
    Education, Athletic Training, Biology, Environmental                   

   Geosciences, Social Work, Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy,                   

  Pre-Law, Pre-Physical Therapy, Comprehensive Mathematics,    

 Communications, Computer Science, Computer Information        

Systems, and Business                                                                    

Academics

You can find a full list of programs in our CATALOG! 

      Concord’s undergraduate research programs provide abundant        

     opportunities to work with faculty. Our close student and faculty        

    interactions give students the experiences they need to qualify for      

   admission to many of the nation’s elite graduate, medical and law       

  schools.  In fact, Concord University boasts the highest graduate         

school placement rate in the state!                                                            

                     The campus is located in Athens, a small town in          

                    southern West Virginia. Athens is easily one of the         

                   safest college towns in the United States. Our town        

                  will offer you the safety that you need to feel secure         

                 and provide you with the quiet study environment             

                that you require to succeed. Concord University is             

               located within a half day’s journey  from major U.S.            

             cities such as:                                                                        
 
           Washington, DC    •    Charlotte, NC                                       
          Cincinnati, OH    •    Myrtle Beach, SC                                    
         Atlanta, GA    •    Baltimore, MD                                               
                                    
       Concord truly is a hidden gem. Our location allows                  

      students to explore the East Coast by way of car, Amtrak,       

    or even Megabus! When you’re not hiking and exploring           

   our nearby mountain ranges or kayaking down class IV              

  rapids, you’ll find plenty of ways to complement Concord’s        

outstanding academic experience.                                                 

Student Life

                University life is so much more than going to class, it is about         

               making friends, getting involved in student organizations,                 

              and gaining life experiences. Our students pursue a variety of            

             passions while being immersed in rigorous academic programs          

            and rewarding opportunities such as our DNA lab, TV and radio           

           stations, and  print newspaper.                                                                

         As a Concord University
Mountain Lion you have access to:                    
        • More than 70 student clubs and organizations                                        
       • Academic, professional and service organizations                                    
      • Eight national fraternities and sororities                                                      
     • 18 NCAA Division II athletic programs                                                         
    • A variety of student media including print publications, a radio                   

   station, and a television studio                                                                        
  • Performing arts organizations including marching band, jazz                        

ensemble, choir and private musical instruction                                               
 

      At Concord, we’re not only a university, but a close-knit campus                     

     community. Our residence halls are a focal point for community engagement. 

    They’re more than places to relax between classes.                                           
   • Wilson Residence Hall (Women)                                                                         
  • North Towers (Women)                                                                                        
 • South Towers (Men)                                                                                              
• Wooddell Residence Hall (Men)                                                                               

RESIDENCE HALL COMMUNITY                                                                    
 

            A member of the Mountain East Conference, NCAA Division           

           II, Concord has one the highest graduations rates for student–        

         athletes in the NCAA Division II.                                                          
        Our Mountain Lion men’s teams include: football, basketball,            

       baseball, soccer, tennis, track & field, cross country, and golf.            
      Women’s teams include: basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis,            

     track & field, cross country, softball, golf, and cheerleading.                 
    Like to play sports but don’t want the stress of competing at the          

   NCAA level? Try intramurals! Concord University, through the                

  Office of Student Affairs, has intramural sports in: flag football,                

basketball, soccer, and volleyball.                                                               

            A member of the Mountain East Conference, NCAA Division           

           II, Concord has one the highest graduations rates for student–        

         athletes in the NCAA Division II.                                                          
        Our Mountain Lion men’s teams include: football, basketball,            

       baseball, soccer, tennis, track & field, cross country, and golf.            
      Women’s teams include: basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis,            

     track & field, cross country, softball, golf, and cheerleading.                 
    Like to play sports but don’t want the stress of competing at the          

   NCAA level? Try intramurals! Concord University, through the                

  Office of Student Affairs, has intramural sports in: flag football,                

basketball, soccer, and volleyball.                                                               

Tuition & Costs 

Over 90 percent of Concord University students receive some sort of financial aid, either through scholarships, grants, loans, tuition reduction or on campus employment.

Freshman scholarships start at a 3.0 GPA and ACT 18/SAT 870 (CR + M) and range from $1,000 to $4,000.  Transfer scholarships start at 2.75 GPA and are valued at $1,000.  International student scholarships are available.

Performing arts and athletic scholarships are determined by the individual departments.  


Concord University FAFSA Code is 003810

Total                       $16,216                $25,296                       $21,296

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

Average yearly costs 2017-2018:

IN-STATE         OUT-OF-STATE         TUITION REDUCTION

Tuition                      $7,574                $16,654                       $12,654

Room & Board         $8,642                  $8,642                         $8,642

With an enrollment of just under 2,500 students and an average class size of 20, you'll find Concord to be a close-knit community where you can feel secure in the company of students and educators who connect with on another. Or caring community is ideally located and currently home away from home for over 100 international students from 40 countries.

The International Student Center is the focus point of international community activity, providing an array of educational, cultural, and social activities. The staff is committed to the University’s globalization initiatives and serves as the primary support service for the international community. 

Support services for international students include:
• International Orientation
• Immigration Advising
• International Student Lounge
• Career Center
• Academic Support Center

1. Apply for Admission
2. Submit Official Transcripts
3. Send your SAT or ACT scores - SAT Code 5120 / ACT Code 4516
4. Apply for Financial Aid – FAFSA Code 003810
5. Visit Campus
6. Submit your Housing Application and Deposit
7. Attend Orientation and become a part of the Mountain Lion family!

 

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