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Concord University

Concord is the only public university in the country selected to host a Bonner Scholars Progrtam fostering citizenship and service.

C U at Concord Holly Williams ’18, broadcast journalism major, has enjoyed making close friendships with friends and professors alike at Concord. “The teachers here are very personal with you. They will sit one-on-one with you and take that time.”



More than just a word printed on a page, welcome is how you will feel at Concord University.

Welcome to enjoy public university affordability

while experiencing challenging academics with the

support of accommodating professors who advocate for you and your future.

Welcome to connect with fellow students on a

lively campus in the midst of a wondrous natural environment.

Welcome to live, learn, and explore while earning the degree that will take you on to the next stage of your success.

We mean it when we say “welcome.� Come and see for yourself.

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Business administration alum Carli Brewer ’16 learned about different walks of life as a Bonner Scholar: “Concord has helped me grow as a leader and as a person. I’ve broadened my perspective.”

STRIVING FOR SUCCESS Concord University is renowned for its academic rigor. We’re also known as a supportive community committed to helping students achieve their dreams.

Concord students gain an outstanding education from professionally experienced faculty — 71percent of whom have terminal degrees. Students don’t have to wait until senior year to work on research projects — that can start freshman year. In fact, 200 students participated in our 2016 Undergraduate Research Day addressing everything from the efficacy of oregano oil to the algorithm in a casino-style blackjack game. Enjoy an interesting range of classes, choosing from among 80 areas of study. If you’re ever in doubt, take advantage of free tutoring in the Academic Success Center.


C U ready for your future. Concord’s top majors are: Business Computer Science Education Natural Sciences Social Work

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At Concord, faculty and staff work diligently to support your dreams. How?

• Professors that will stay on campus working at the whiteboards until 3 a.m. to help students understand concepts.

• Faculty members start Facebook groups to help students study for the GRE and prepare grad school applications. • Enjoy a hug from Dreama in the dining hall or a smile from Gertie in the Starbucks café (who will proudly remember your regular order).

• Once you’re accepted, you may get a call from a professor wanting to talk about your major and make sure you’re ready for a seamless transition to CU.


of the best in the Southeast in The Princeton Review’s Region by Region report.

Average class size:




Public West Virginia Institution Among Regional Colleges South, U.S. News & World Report, 2016

Students come from


different countries.


EXPERIENCING IMMERSIVE LEARNING. Nearly 100% of our freshmen receive some form of financial aid.

At Concord, you’re welcome to roll up your sleeves and dive in to explore a variety of real-world opportunities. Don’t believe us? We have the country’s only electron microprobe laboratory. Or check out the lower level of the library, where our radio station broadcasts live on an FCC frequency, beside a DNA science lab, and down the hall from our TV station — all of which can be used by undergrads from their first semester on campus. Even if you’re not a major, you’ll be welcomed in for hands-on experiences as part of your CU experience.


Study in one of our


or hang out in the campus Valley.

Give Halloween candy to community children

TRICK-OR-TREATING in residence halls.

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in the nation as Best for Vets by Military Times.

Meet new friends in lounges dedicated to our veterans or commuters.

Compete in foosball, pool, or video soccer in the

game room.

Learn a new dance between tasting different cultures’ foods at the

International Banquet.

Hike to a nearby waterfall, raft, or ski in the outdoor

recreational paradise around our campus.

Study abroad.

Past trips have been to Germany, England, Spain, Scotland, Turkey, France, Japan, Korea, Russia, Wales, and Belize.

CU “I enjoy having connections through Concord’s close knit community; it’s not hard to find people who are willing to help you here.” – Victoria Finley ‘20 Biology

MAKING CONCORD HOME. Set your welcome mat outside your door in one of five single-gender residence halls offering traditional or suite-style rooms with Wi-Fi in every room and shared kitchens, laundry facilities, and study or television lounges.

Eat on campus at the buffet-style Libby Alvis Dining Hall, or grab a Starbucks coffee and snack or a quick bite with friends from Subway or Wing Span in the Beasley Student Center. You might even catch a band or the ConChords performing while you’re there. Concord’s 123-acre “campus beautiful” is nestled in Athens, West Virginia, an easy drive from bustling cities or stunning scenic beauty. But you won’t need to leave our safe, secure campus with all of the activities available to you. With 70+ clubs and organizations, and the fun activities organized by residence life staff too, you’re sure to find your niche.

C U at Concord Aspiring athletic trainer Brittany Domingo ’18 didn’t want to go to a big school: “Anywhere you go here people know your face, so there is always a sense of family. That’s what I love about Concord.”


Concord’s Mountain Lions compete in the Mountain East Conference, NCAA Division II. In recent seasons, our football, basketball, and cross country teams all brought home conference championships!

But you don’t have to be an NCAA CU athlete to bring home a win. You can participate in our intramural program, including flag football, baseball, soccer, volleyball or other sports. Or you might enjoy the view from the windows of our student fitness center.

Our Teams:

Football (M) Basketball (M, W) Baseball (M) Soccer (M, W) Tennis (M, W) Track & field (M, W) Cross country (M, W) Softball (W) Golf (M, W) Cheerleading (W)


INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE. When you decide to apply to Concord University, you’re deciding to invest in your future financial success. According to an ACT study, Concord alumni are twice as likely to earn $50,000 a year as graduates of similar schools around the country. Plus, we’re proud to say our students have the lowest student loan debt in the state when they graduate. Our Financial Services team is here to help —

You can fill out your FAFSA starting Oct. 1 in 2017! Our school code is 003810.

Academic, athletic, performing arts, student activities, and community service scholarships are available.

Average Yearly Cost (2017–18 year) In-State $7,574 Out-of-State $16,654 Room and Board $8,642

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