Tuition & Fees

$32,078

$32,078

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
67%
400-499
22%
30-36
9%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
46%
12-17
20%
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
65%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,553
Declined + 1,202
Total Received 4,755
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Private (nonprofit)

1,411

undergraduate students

4,289

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1140
ACT 1004

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 5,700
Established in 1864
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  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
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
61%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
67%
400-499
22%
30-36
9%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
46%
12-17
20%
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
65%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1 (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

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,553
Declined + 1,202
Total Received 4,755

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 $31,146
Room $6,126
Board $3,622
Additional fees $932
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $43,026
Average Financial Aid - $21,475
Total with Avg. Aid $21,551

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,475

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,830,265
State $2,244,527
Institutional $14,951,857
Other external
Total $20,026,649

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $3,205,531
Other external $465,665
Total $3,671,196

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
Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference, Illini-Badger Intercollegiate Football Conference
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

25%

1,411
students

Female
59%
829

Male
41%
582

Graduate

75%

4,289
students

Female
69%
2,941

Male
31%
1,348

undergraduateFull-time

92%

1,299
students

Female
59%
762

Male
41%
537

undergraduatePart-time

8%

112
students

Female
60%
67

Male
40%
45

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
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

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

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
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