Concordia University—Chicago

River Forest, IL

Concordia University—Chicago

River Forest, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$33,636

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
490
75th
590
25th
500
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,759
Declined 1,027
Total Received 4,786
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Private

1,696

undergraduate students

6,452

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,148
Established in 1864
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Lutheran

40-acre campus in River Forest (population: 11,132), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
490
75th
590
25th
500
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) June 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,759
Declined 1,027
Total Received 4,786

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank

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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

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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Financial Aid

85%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,173

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,660
Housing $6,424
Food $3,802
Additional fees $976
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $45,062
Average Financial Aid - $21,173
Total with Avg. Aid $23,889

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,272,287
State $2,414,611
Institutional $17,910,007
Other external
Total $23,596,905

Non-need-based

Federal
State $725
Institutional $3,744,986
Other external $589,733
Total $4,335,444

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 708 209-3113
F: 708 209-3473
financial.aid@cuchicago.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

Club Sports - Women's

dance

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, floor hockey, swimming, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference, Illini-Badger Intercollegiate Football Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Administration of Special Education. yes yes
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Bilingual and Multilingual Education. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business/Corporate Communications, General. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminology. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic). yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Gerontology. yes yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes yes
History, General. yes
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management. yes yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Microbiology, General. yes
Missions/Missionary Studies. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Pre-Nursing Studies. yes
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Religious Education. yes yes
Religious/Sacred Music. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other. yes yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology

8,148

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

21%

1,696
students

Female
58%
981

Male
42%
715

79%

6,452
students

Female
67%
4,306

Male
33%
2,146

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,457
students

Female
57%
834

Male
43%
623

14%

239
students

Female
62%
147

Male
38%
92

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

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