Concord University

Athens, WV

Concord, founded in 1872, is a public college. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Business and Economics; Education, Library Science, and Physical Education; Fine Arts; Languages and Literature; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences. Its 100-acre campus is located in Athens, in the Appalachian mountains.

Website: www.concord.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,853
Undergraduate
Students
(58.3%) 1,081 Women
(41.7%) 772 Men
341
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 2,507 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
477 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,468
Out-of-state: $28,912
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,026
Out-of-state: $17,470
Room and Board
$8,988
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$7,912
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,176
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
116
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Athens Population
1,050 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mountain Lion
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.9% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students
5.7% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning
64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
18.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Vermillion Street, PO Box 1000
City, State, Zip
Athens, WV 24712-1000
Phone
(888) 384-5249
Fax
(304) 384-9044
E-mail
admissions@concord.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
90% of 2,507 applicants were admitted
Women
91% of 1,559 applicants were admitted
Men
90% of 948 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
688 (30%) of 2,261 admitted students enrolled
Women
368 (26%) of 1,411 admitted students enrolled
Men
320 (38%) of 850 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
477 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
14%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
37%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 42%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,468
Out-of-state: $28,912
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,026
Out-of-state: $17,470
Room and Board
$8,988
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$1,354
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003810
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
402 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
332 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
279 (86.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
129 (51.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$7,912
Need-Based Gift
Received by 245 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,268
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 198 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,685
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 244 (91.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
81 (16.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,117

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,420 (89.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,222 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,099 (89.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
458 (52.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$8,491
Need-Based Gift
Received by 965 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,995
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 822 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,209
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 760 (69.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
221 (12.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,096

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,176
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,305
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
56
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
2
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans
Number of Awards
39
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,041
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Drawing
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
116
Part-Time Faculty
56
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
46%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
196,541
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
350
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Athens Population
1,050 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.4 average low in January, 76.4 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Princeton
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Hinton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
60%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mountain Lion
School Colors
Maroon and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, service groups, student government, student-run publications, intramurals, student activities committee
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,853
Women
1,081 (58.3%)
Men
772 (41.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,696
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.9% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students.
5.7% from 26 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
341

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
18.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
30.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
35.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Average Starting Salary
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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