Tuition & Fees

$30,640

$30,640

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,238
Declined + 2,210
Total Received 4,448
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Private (nonprofit)

1,509

undergraduate students

3,729

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
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
28%
300-399
12%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
52%
400-499
18%
300-399
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
49%
12-17
13%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
57%
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 5,238
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: 11,210), 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
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
28%
300-399
12%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
52%
400-499
18%
300-399
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
49%
12-17
13%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
57%
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

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,238
Declined + 2,210
Total Received 4,448

Admissions Factors

Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

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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 $29,760
Room $4,414
Board $4,758
Additional fees $880
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $41,012
Average Financial Aid - $20,524
Total with Avg. Aid $20,488

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,524

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,883,707
State $2,344,175
Institutional $13,287,498
Other external
Total $18,515,380

Non-need-based

Federal
State $10,303
Institutional $2,809,275
Other external $604,164
Total $3,423,742

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

29%

1,509
students

Female
58%
873

Male
42%
636

Graduate

71%

3,729
students

Female
70%
2,626

Male
30%
1,103

undergraduateFull-time

89%

1,348
students

Female
59%
791

Male
41%
557

undergraduatePart-time

11%

161
students

Female
51%
82

Male
49%
79

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended 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 Not Required/Recommended
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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