Concord University

430 reviews
  1. Athens, WV
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Concord University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
1000 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV 24712

Concord University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
SAT Range
860-1060
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$7,224/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,128/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,988/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,439/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,594/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,429/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,031Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Athletic
    50%
  • Small town setting
    50%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.32 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Small town setting
    80%
  • Easily accessible
    10%
  • It is set in 5 miles of Downtown Tampa
    10%

After Concord University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

430 reviews
  • Excellent
    45
  • Very Good
    122
  • Average
    194
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    18
Concord University does have great professors who are very dedicated and know the material they are teaching. Although, the food selection isn't the best. The cafeteria food is sometimes good, but a general amount of the time not so great. If you have flex dollars, you can eat from the on-campus Subway or Wingspan. That can work out until you run out of a limited amount of flex dollars. Another flaw is the location of the college. Concord is located in the small, sort of isolated community of Athens. This makes it hard for students without vehicles to get out and do anything fun when they're not in class or doing homework. There are however on-campus organizations such as SGA, fraternities, sororities, and music ensembles for students wanting to engage in social activity. The last thing to not be forgotten is the campus living up to it's reputation as "The Campus Beautiful". The campus is small, but a beautiful location to explore on a sunny, or rainy day.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
I entered this university under the assumption that I would have the normal college experience in terms of how long I would be enrolled here; upon arriving at the school, I was told that in order to get out in the normal "4 years," I'd have to take an average of 21 hours a semester. Music education is the only program I've found handled like this at this school. I was also told that it was an "affordable education." I don't call being $50,000 in debt being affordable in the slightest. Any student who attends this university under the guise that it's affordable is being lied to.
In addition to all this, Concord is trying its best to completely choke my program out. It's providing less funds each year, cutting music scholarships that are vital to students like me getting swindled on tuition costs, and they're trying to cut classes that I need to graduate. I know for a fact that I wouldn't be compensated for a single dime if my program gets cut before I can graduate.

  • Junior
  • 26 days ago
My favorite element of my school is how small my classes are. I think smaller classrooms have a greater ability to interact with one another and learn more. The fact that my college's professors are capable of being one on one with you and free tutoring is offered, really allows more students to excel. I think those aspects make my college unique. I would, however, enjoy going to a college that offered more majors for pre-veterinary school. I just cant afford tuition at a bigger school or one that is out of my state, that is why I chose to go to Concord University. I would love to go to Virginia Tech.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 13 2015