Concordia University Saint Paul Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Concordia University Saint Paul
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Concordia University Saint Paul Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 55%, Concordia is a somewhat selective school—in general, students will need grades that are average or better to be admitted. To apply, those interested can fill out an application online and should send in a high school transcripts, optional SAT/ACT scores, and a small application fee. Additional information and requirements can be found on the school's website. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Concordia University Saint Paul Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Concordia University Saint Paul is a test-optional college
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Concordia University Saint Paul Description:

Founded in 1893, Concordia University Saint Paul is a private university grounded in the liberal arts. The university is affiliated with the Lutheran Church and is one of the ten members of the Concordia University System. About 39% of students are Lutheran, and 86% of students are from Minnesota. Concordia has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and undergraduates can choose from 49 majors. The university does well with financial aid, and 99% of students who applied for aid received some form of assistance. St. Paul (and Minneapolis) is a vibrant city, with plenty of cultural events and diversions for students to enjoy--when not in class, of course!

Concordia offers an Honors Program for students who are interested in challenging themselves; this program is finished with a capstone project, with the subject chosen by the student. Outside of this program, there is a wide range of programs and courses to choose from--everything from Art and Chemistry, to Public Policy and History. Students have the opportunity to join a number of music groups--including choral and instrumental ensembles. There are also a number of student-run organizations on campus. You can choose from religious, political, performing arts, writing, athletic, language, and community service groups.On the athletic front, the Concordia Golden Bears compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,582 (2,740 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 52% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $21,250
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,500
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $33,750

Concordia University Saint Paul Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,199
    • Loans: $8,063

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Management, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Marketing

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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