Vermillion Street Athens, WV 24712 304-384-5248
http://www.concord.edu admissions@concord.edu
About Concord University
  • Year of Foundation 1872
  • Size of Campus 123 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,952
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 18%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,974 in-state, $11,050 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $6,796
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 3,023
Since 1872, Concord University has established a distinguished legacy of a quality education for many generations of families. "All our past acclaims our future," wrote the English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, who was born in 1837, the same year as Mercer County, the home of Concord University, was formed in old Virginia. In the 1840's, to attract settlers, Colonel Henderson French established a land company in Mercer County. The early settlers felt the need for a church, and, in 1858, Colonel French gave land for this purpose. Captain William Holroyd, a licensed Methodist preacher, helped build the church, and French asked Holroyd's wife, Sarah, to name it. On the day of dedication, she said: "This church is where all denominations shall worship together in harmony, sweet fellowship and concord, and it shall be named 'Concord Church.' The settlement also was called "Concord Church." A post office was established after the Civil War, and the University got its name when, on February 28, 1872, the West Virginia Legislature passed "an Act to locate a Branch State Normal School, in Concord Church, in the County of Mercer."
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Greek Week, Homecoming Week, Halloween Dance, Spring Week, SAC Evening Programs
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members 20%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi Honor Society, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Cardinal Key, Women's Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society;
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Campus Ministries, Baptist Student Union, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Light Ministries, Christ Gospel Ministries, Wiccan MOON
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 25%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, International Club
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Charleston, WV (95), Roanoke, VA (88)
  • Distance to nearest train Hinton, WV (18)
  • Distance to nearest bus Bluefield, WV (18)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 5%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 34%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (8%), women's dorms (46%), men's dorms (46%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 95%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 250
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,200
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 280,000
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Museums N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Number Of Subscriptions 221
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Bluefield State College, Greenbrier Community College
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 50
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 40
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 152,000
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 19%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,275
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural