Concordia University Irvine Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Concordia University Irvine
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Concordia University Irvine Admissions Overview:

Concordia University Irvine has an acceptance rate of 65%, making it generally accessible--students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted to the school. Incoming students have an average GPA of 3.42, with an average SAT score of 1014 and ACT score of 22. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Concordia University Irvine Acceptance Rate: 65%

Concordia University Irvine Description:

Concordia University Irvine is a private liberal arts university in Irvine, California, that is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. The beautiful 70-acre suburban campus sits on a hilltop overlooking Orange County, just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Irvine is also fifty miles south of Los Angeles and eighty miles north of San Diego. CUI offers 24 undergraduate majors and more than 50 specializations and minors, with popular programs in business administration, nursing, communication and physical education. The graduate division also offers nine master’s degrees, including curriculum and instruction, educational administration and coaching and athletic administration.

Outside of class, CUI students stay involved in campus and community life with more than 20 clubs and organizations and a strong program of community service and engagement. Concordia has a strong arts and performing arts department; they offer majors in visual art, music, and theater, with a variety of opportunities for students to be involved in concerts, plays, and other art events.

The Concordia University Eagles field 18 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) varsity athletic teams in the Golden States Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,299 (1,925 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,780
  • Books: $1,700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,830
  • Other Expenses: $3,340
  • Total Cost: $47,650

Concordia University Irvine Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,652
    • Loans: $6,897

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Water Polo, Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Tennis, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Water Polo, Track and Field, Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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