Concord College: Narrative Description

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Vermillion St., PO Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712-1000
Tel: (304)384-3115; 888-384-5249; Admissions: (304)384-5248; Fax: (304)384-9044; E-mail: [email protected]edu; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of State College System of West Virginia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1872. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Endowment: $15.8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5188 per student. Total enrollment: 3,026. Faculty: 189 (98 full-time, 91 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,121 applied, 63% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 14 valedictorians, 127 student government officers. Students come from 27 states and territories, 14 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 19% 25 or older, 39% live on campus. Retention: 64% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 1/15 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, 3/1 for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3198 Full-time, $133 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7278 Full-time, $303 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4938. College room only: $2284.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 13 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Union Board, student government, student-run publications, music groups. Major annual events: Homecoming, Mt. Lion Festival, Graduation. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,163 college housing spaces available; 1,041 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. J. Frank Marsh Library with 150,151 books, 268,451 microform titles, 227 serials, 4,060 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $547,623. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located in the mountains in a quiet rural area, this is an excellent atmosphere for students. The climate is moderate with cool summers. Local recreation includes good hunting and fishing. Pipestem State Park and Winterplace Ski Resort are located nearby.

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