Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How many students attend Concord University?

We have approximately 2,800 students enrolled from 26 states and 28 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 six academic divisions: Business, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Science, Mathematics, & Health, and Social Science.

Is there an application deadline?

Priority Admission is April 1st. After April 1st, applications will be taken into consideration on a rolling admissions status.

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?

Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and either a composite ACT score of 18 or a combined critical reading and math SAT score of 870. Concord does not require students to take the optional written component of the ACT examination.

Is there an application fee?

No. There is no fee to apply.

Is financial aid available?

Yes! We offer more than $23 million in scholarships and financial aid, and more than 95 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 scholarships?

Recipient must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum score of 18 ACT or 870 SAT [Critical Reading and Mathematics score combined]*

*Scholarships are awarded to first-time freshman and transfer students.

Does Concord University offer student housing?

More than 1,000 students live in six 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 Wooddell (200 male students), Wilson (210 female students), North and South Towers (330 male students in South Tower and 330 female students in North Tower), Sarvay (80 students co-ed) 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. The Dining Services offers 3 different meals plans for residential students. Commuter students may purchase a meal plan through University Dining Services.

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.

What is Concord University’s FAFSA code?


What is the ACT - SAT School codes?

ACT code: 4516

SAT code: 5120

What is Concord's Student to Faculty ratio?

Concord's student to faculty ratio is 16:1.

What are Concord's School colors?

Maroon and Gray

What is Concord's School mascot?

Mountain Lions (Roar)

How many full-time faculty?

111 full-time faculty, 71% hold the highest degree in their discipline.

Can you describe campus?

Concord University is a close-knit community where students and faculty know each other on a first-name basis. Located in the heart of the state's top outdoor recreational area where skiing, whitewater rafting, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, golfing, and other outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant.  Click here to schedule a visit.  

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

Schedule a visit.

What services does Concord University Public Safety provide?

Safety and Security are a priority at Concord University.

Does Concord University provide Health Services to students?

The well-being of our student body is important at Concord University.

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

Concord University dining services are provided by Aramark Higher Education (link is external) 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. Students may sign up for a meal plan online after fees have been assessed by going to https://apps.concord.edu/mealplan/.