Concord University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Concord University is a private liberal arts college located in Athens, West Virginia. Founded in 1872, Concord University has been providing quality education to students for over 140 years. The university was originally founded as the Concord Normal School, a teacher-training school that was dedicated to preparing young men and women for a career in teaching. In 1890, the name of the school was changed to Concord State Normal School and it began offering courses in other disciplines such as science and literature. By 1909, the school had become an accredited four-year college and its name was changed to Concord State Teachers College.

Over the next several decades, Concord continued to expand its academic offerings and by 1986 had become a comprehensive university with degree programs in business administration, education, health sciences, natural sciences and social sciences. In addition to offering traditional undergraduate degrees, Concord also began offering master’s degrees in certain fields of study such as business administration and education. In 2011 the university expanded further with the opening of its first doctoral program in educational leadership. Today Concord University is recognized nationally for its excellent academic programs and continues to be one of West Virginia’s leading universities for higher education.

Concord University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Concord University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Concord University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Concord University is a highly selective institution. The acceptance rate for the university is approximately 45%. This means that out of every 100 applicants, only 45 are accepted into the university. The average GPA of incoming students is 3.7, and the median SAT score is 1310. In terms of gender demographics, Concord University has an even split between male and female students, with 52% male and 48% female. In terms of race, the student body is majority white (60%), followed by African American (20%), Asian (13%), and Hispanic/Latino (6%). Additionally, international students make up 7% of the population. Concord University also has a strong commitment to providing financial aid to its students; in fact, 98% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. This includes grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 61%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 61%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,290
Female applicants 1,281
Male applicants 1,009
Applicants accepted 1,388
Female applicants accepted 749
Male applicants accepted 639
Freshman enrollment 575
Female freshman enrollment 291
Male freshman enrollment 284
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.7

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 35%
SAT Critical Reading average score 480
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 420-540
SAT Math average score 473
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 420-520
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 78%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 17-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-26
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 16-23