Concordia University Portland Admissions

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

Residence Hall at Concordia University - Portland
Residence Hall at Concordia University - Portland. Tedder / Wikimedia Commons

Concordia University Portland Admissions Overview:

Concordia University admits just over half of applicants each year, making it a somewhat selective school. Students, in general, need good grades and test scores to be accepted. Prospective students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, a personal essay, and two letters of recommendation as part of the application process.

Admissions Data (2016):

Concordia University Portland Description:

Concordia University in Portland is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. It is part of the Concordia University System with nine other Concordia colleges across the country, and students can easily enroll at another campus for a semester or year. Concordia's compact 13-acre campus is located in Northeast Portland near the airport. The University of Portland is five miles to the west. Concordia is open to students of any faith, but the college does take its Christian identity seriously and integrates faith into its living and learning environment.

Undergraduates can choose from 19 majors, and professional areas such as business, nursing and education are most popular. Concordia has recently joined the NCAA, and is a Division II school, in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20.

The university has a wide range of student clubs and organizations, and many have a focus on service. Concordia has five "service corps" in which university students work with under-privileged youth in the area schools -- the Teacher Corps, Health Care Corps, Green Corps, Performing Arts Corps and Student Athlete Corps. In athletics, the Concordia Cavaliers compete in the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference. The college fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,455 (1,197 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 32% Male / 68% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,390
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,500
  • Other Expenses: $2,800
  • Total Cost: $41,590

Concordia University Portland Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,152
    • Loans: $6,828

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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