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Concord University, founded in 1872, is a public, liberal arts institution located in Athens, West Virginia in the United States. Known for its picturesque campus, it has been called “The Campus Beautiful” for its scenic location on a knoll overlooking the mountains in the area. Concord is a close-knit community where students and faculty know each other on a first-name basis. Concord University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The university is currently seeking international students looking to enroll in their undergraduate programs.


  • Submit completed application (no fee required)
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for admission
  • Submit transcripts, diplomas and/or certifications (SAT/ACT not required)
  • Submit TOEFL/IELTS score (TOEFL Internet based 60, TOEFL Paper-based 500 or IELTS 6.0)


Room & Board $9,374


CU academic scholarships are based on academic ability; need-based scholarships are not available. Applicants are reviewed for academic scholarship during the admission process. Awards are noted in yearly amounts.


Scholarship GPA Range Amount

Maroon & Gray 2.75 – 2.99                             $3,000

International Dean’s 3.0 – 3.49                       $5,000

Int’l Presidential 3.5 – 4.0                               $8,000

Scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to renew each semester.


Scholarship GPA Range Amount

Int’l Transfer* 2.75 – 3.49                              $3,000

Int’l Transfer Distinction 3.5 – 4.0                 $5,000

*Minimum year of U.S. university coursework – no ESL. Scholarships are renewable for up to 3 years


Affordable tuition

Small class size

On-campus ESL  program

US and international internships

Research opportunities

On-Campus career fairs


Located in the heart of West Virginia‡s top outdoor recreational area where skiing, whitewater rafting, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, golfing, and other outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant.


Concord is a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Mountain East Conference

Men‡s  Women‡s
Football  Volleyball
Baseball  Softball
Cross-Country  Cross-Country
Golf  Golf
Soccer  Soccer
Tennis  Tennis
Basketball  Basketball
Track & Field  Track & Field


CU offers more than 70 student clubs and organizations, a student government, socially active Greek life with fraternities and sororities, and pre-professional societies. Concord University‡s Student Activities Committee is a campus organization that sponsors many events each semester, including comedians, lecturers, musicians, and other entertainers.


Six residence halls featuring community living areas and suites. All residential housing facilities are wired for cable television and internet and include study lounges, television lounges, kitchens and laundry facilities.


The Princeton Review “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region – Best Southeastern”

U.S. News & World Report “Among the Best Regional Colleges South 2016”

Best Value Colleges “Best Value Colleges and Universities in West Virginia 2016 – Ranked #1”

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