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Undergrad Profile

Founded in 1905, Concordia University-Portland is a private, Lutheran liberal arts university that prepares leaders for the transformation of society through career-ready degrees, relevant internships, and servant leadership. Here you’re a name, not a number—with class sizes averaging less than 20. In this supportive environment, classmates become friends and professors become mentors.

Service is part of everything we do
A commitment to servant leadership is built into every Concordia University program. A big part of that is our commitment to helping others—including giving back to those in our area. Last year alone our students, staff, and faculty logged more than 250,000 service hours. 

Make yourself at home
From dorm-style living to apartments, our campus residence halls feature on-site laundry services, wireless Internet, and student lounges with flat-screen TVs. The majority of our dorms are just steps from one another, creating a true sense of camaraderie. And our warm and comfortable dining hall lets you place an order from anywhere on campus using your smartphone or tablet. High tech meets home cooking!

Get out and go
Portland, the City of Roses, is frequently listed in the top 10 for most livable cities in America. The Concordia campus is nestled in a safe and peaceful tree-lined neighborhood in the northeast part of town. Downtown Portland is just minutes away by car or bus. Dozens of local shops, services, and an international array of restaurants are all within walking distance. And if you’ve got 90 minutes and a spirit for adventure, you can ski Mount Hood, wind-surf the Columbia Gorge, or enjoy the Oregon Coast.

Good sports
Now a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), Concordia University is on a multi-year path to becoming the area’s only private school in the NCAA Division II. Although we are the newest member of the GNAC, our winning tradition is well established across all 15 varsity sports, with more than 80 conference championship wins since 1995. Our line-up of sports includes baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, and volleyball.

Not a varsity athlete? Join The Navy—Concordia’s fan community named after our school color—and you’re instantly part of a campus-wide group dedicated to showing their Cavalier spirit and being involved.

You belong
Whether you’re an artist, musician, actor, or you just enjoy helping people and getting involved, there is a place for you at Concordia. Frisbee fanatics? Check. Outdoor enthusiasts? Check. Student government? Christian ministries? Cultural groups? Check, check, and check. Our many clubs and organizations will help you fine-tune your passions and find new ones too. And they’re a great way to make new friends—friends you’ll have for life.

Seeing is believing
The best way to find out if Concordia is the right fit for you is to visit the campus. Schedule a tour and you can sit in on a class, talk with current students, and meet the faculty. We offer a wide range of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities designed to help you take the first step. Come see us and experience the Concordia difference for yourself.


Undergraduate Academic Programs
• Accounting
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Director of Christian Education
• Early Childhood Education
• Education
• English
• Exercise & Sport Science
• History
• Homeland Security
• Humanities
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Marketing
• Music
• Nursing
• Professional Church Work
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Theology

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