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Concord University

Athens, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Concord University

Concord University Overview

Concord University is a public, state school in a rural setting in Athens, West Virginia. Concord University was founded in 1872 and enrolls around 1,749 students a year, including 1,387 undergraduate students. Concord University provides housing for up to 902 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 30% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Concord University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Concord University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Concord University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Concord University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Concord University on the Student Life page.

2022 Concord University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%
In-State Tuition $8,130
Out-of-State $17,880
Percent of Need Met 79.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,500

Is Concord University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer look at what Concord University offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Concord University

Concord University is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Concord University is 96%. Out of 1,741 applications received in 2022, 1,669 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Concord University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Concord University, around 57% return for their sophomore year. Concord University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 42%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Concord University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Concord University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Concord University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Concord University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Concord University's endowment was $44.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $5,333 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Concord University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Concord University meets 79.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Concord University full-time are awarded $8,500 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $20,688 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Concord University.

Based on this information, how does Concord University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Concord University a good school for you?

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Where is Concord University?

Concord University is located in the rural setting of Athens, West Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing Concord University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 77 to Athens, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mercer County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Concord University and Athens are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Vermillion Street, PO Box 1000 Athens, WV 24712-1000

Campus Setting: Rural

Concord University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Concord University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Concord University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Concord University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Concord University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Concord University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Concord University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1070


Math SAT Range

430 - 550


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1070 and Above


930 to 1070


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Concord University students is 1016. Applicants with SAT scores of 1070 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Concord University, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1070 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Concord University.

Concord University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Concord University is like? There are approximately 1,749 students enrolled at Concord University, including 1,387 undergraduate students and 362 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from WV and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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