Concordia University Chicago Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

River Forest, Illinois
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Concordia University Chicago Admissions Overview:

Concordia University Chicago has a 50% acceptance rate, making it a somewhat selective school. Students, in general, will need high test scores and good grades in order to be admitted. To apply, interested students need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, a completed application form, high school transcripts, and a personal statement. Check out the school's admissions website for more information!

Admissions Data (2016):

Concordia University Chicago Description:

Concordia University Chicago is a private liberal arts-focused university affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. The university is home to four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs. Concordia's 40-acre campus is located in River Forest, Illinois, just ten miles from downtown Chicago. The university has more graduate than undergraduate students, and many of the masters degree programs are offered online. The student body is diverse, and undergraduates come from over 40 states and countries, Undergraduate academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17.

The university represents a good value, and all undergraduates receive some form of grant aid. Campus life at Concordia is active, and the university hosts a wide range of clubs, organizations, volunteer programs, and service learning opportunities. On the athletic front, Concordia offers 13 intramural sports including ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, flag football and floor hockey.

For intercollegiate options, the CUC Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). The university fields seven men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,603 (1,530 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,630
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,172
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $42,402

Concordia University Chicago Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,182
    • Loans: $6,495

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Organizational Management, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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