Tuition & Fees

$31,562

$31,562

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,386
Declined + 2,416
Total Received 4,802
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Private (nonprofit)

1,530

undergraduate students

4,073

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1140
ACT 1004

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
7%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
51%
400-499
27%
300-399
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
25%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
30-36
2%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
24%
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
61%
12-17
7%
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School Facts

Concordia University--Chicago, founded in 1864, is a church-affiliated university. Its 40-acre campus is located in River Forest, 10 miles from Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,603
Established in 1864
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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River Forest, IL

40-acre campus in River Forest (population: 11,088), 10 miles from Chicago. Major airport, bus, and train serve Chicago. School operates transportation to airports and to bus and train stations before and after breaks.

Concordia University — Chicago
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
56%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
7%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
51%
400-499
27%
300-399
7%
30-36
10%
24-29
25%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
30-36
2%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
24%
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
61%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,386
Declined + 2,416
Total Received 4,802

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

Gwen Kanelos
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 285-2668
F: 708 209-3473
admission@cuchicago.edu

Cost

Tuition $30,656
Room $5,948
Board $3,500
Additional fees $906
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $42,210
Average Financial Aid - $20,605
Total with Avg. Aid $21,605

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,605

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,836,412
State $2,222,478
Institutional $13,783,810
Other external
Total $18,842,700

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,707,641
Other external $701,915
Total $3,409,556

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Illini-Badger Intercollegiate Football Conference (Division III), Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Microscopy
Art
Art Education
Biology
Business Administration
Business Communications
Business Management
Chemistry
Christian Education
Christian Ministry
Church Music
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communications
Community College Leadership
Community Counseling
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Critical Perspectives in Education
Deaconess
Early Childhood Education
Education Administration
Education Studies
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
English
English/Language Arts Education
Environmental Science
Exercise Science/Fitness Management
Gerontology
Graphic Arts
Health Care Management
Health Informatics/Information Management
Healthcare Management
Higher Education Leadership
History
Human Movement Science
Human Service Administration
Human Services
Instructional Design/Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Law/Justice
Leadership
Leadership/Change Management
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Computer Science
Media Arts Administration
Music
Music Administration
Music Education
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Management
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Psychology
Reading Education
Religion
School Business Management
School Counseling
School Leadership
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Leadership
Sports Management
Sports/Recreation Management
Teacher Leadership
Theatre
Theatre Arts Administration
Theological Languages
Theology
Visual Arts Administration
Visual Arts Education
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

27%

1,530
students

Female
57%
877

Male
43%
653

Graduate

73%

4,073
students

Female
70%
2,847

Male
30%
1,226

undergraduateFull-time

88%

1,357
students

Female
58%
777

Male
42%
580

undergraduatePart-time

12%

173
students

Female
58%
100

Male
42%
73

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

74%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
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