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Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend Concord University?

We have approximately 2,194 students enrolled from 24 states and 30 countries.

What degrees can I earn at Concord University?

Concord offers over 80 majors, minors and programs of study. 

Each program falls under one of three colleges: the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Health; and the College of Professional Studies.

Is there an application deadline?

No, applications will be taken into consideration on a rolling admissions bases.  Students are encouraged to apply early so that the University can properly prepare for their arrival.  

What high school credits are required as an incoming freshman?

  • 4 English (including grammar, composition and literature)
  • 3 Social Studies (including U.S. history)
  • 4 Mathematics (three units must be Algebra I and higher)
  • 3 Science (all courses to be college preparatory and each course to include a laboratory. Courses might include biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)
  • 1 Art
  • 2 Foreign Language (Two units of the same foreign language)

What are the minimum GPA and test score requirements to be admitted to Concord University?

First-Year applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and either a composite ACT score of 18 or a combined SAT score of 950. Concord does not require students to take the optional written component of the ACT examination.

Is there an application fee?

At the undergraduate level there is no fee to apply.  At the graduate level there is a $30 application fee.

Is financial aid available?

Yes! We offer more than $23 million in scholarships and financial aid, and more than 98 percent of our freshmen receive some level of support. Scholarships are available in academics, athletics and performing arts.  Click here to visit Financial Aid.  

What is the criteria for Institutional scholarships?

First-year recipients must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum score of 20 ACT or 1030 SAT.  Transfer students must have a GPA of at least a 2.75.

Does Concord University offer student housing?

About a 1,000 students live in three residence halls featuring community living areas and suites. All residential housing facilities are wired for cable television and Internet. Lounges and public areas are also hot spots for wireless connections. Housing facilities include Wilson (210 co-ed students), North and South Towers (330 male students in South Tower and 330 female students in North Tower), and Mill Street (22 co-ed students) Residence Halls. The Office of Housing and Residence Life offers special housing areas including substance free and Greek floors. Residence Halls include study lounges, television lounges, kitchens and laundry facilities.

What is the average class size?

The average class size at Concord University is 17.

Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus?

Yes. Student Parking Decals are $25 per semester and must be displayed in the vehicle while parked on campus.

How large is the campus?

Live and learn on our beautiful, 123-acre campus in the scenic West Virginia mountains.

What year was Concord University founded?

Concord University was founded in 1872.

What athletic Division and Association is Concord University a member of?

Concord is NCAA Division II and a member of the Mountain East Conference.

What athletic programs are offered at Concord University?

Concord offers 18 Men’s and Women’s NCAA athletic programs and Co-Ed Cheer.  Click here to visit Athletics.

How many clubs and organizations are on campus?

Concord University has more than 70 clubs and student organizations on campus.  Click here to visit Student Life.

Is the University accredited?

Yes, Concord University's accreditation is through the Higher Learning Commission.  In addition, many of our majors have additional accreditation in their fields of study.

What is Concord's Student to Faculty ratio?

Concord's student to faculty ratio is 15:1.

What are Concord's School colors?

Maroon and Gray

What is Concord's School mascot?

Mountain Lions (Roar)

How many full-time faculty?

105 full-time faculty, 75% hold the highest degree in their discipline.

What's the best way to find out more information about Concord University?

Schedule a visit. We offer tours of campus 5 days a week and occasionally on Saturdays.  We also host special events through the year.  Check our web page often for updates.  You are welcome on campus any time.

What services does Concord University Public Safety provide?

Safety and Security are a priority at Concord University.  The university has a full-time staff of uniformed officers.  

Does Concord University provide Health Services to students?

The well-being of our student body is important at Concord University. We are developing a new on campus Health Center which will make health care more accessible to all students. This Center will open in the Fall 2019. 

Does Concord University offer a variety of food options for students?

Concord University dining services are provided by Aramark Higher Education located in the Jean and Jerry L. Beasley Student Center. The dining hall is conveniently located on the main floor of the Student Center and several other eateries including Subway, Wing Span and a café featuring Starbucks coffee can be found on the first floor. The Dining Services offers three different meals plans for residential and commuter students. All students may sign up for a meal plan online after fees have been assessed by going to https://apps.concord.edu/mealplan/.  

Concord University’s FAFSA code

003810
 

ACT - SAT School codes

ACT code: 4516
SAT code: 5120