Concordia University -- Chicago

River Forest, IL

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

Concordia University -- Chicago

River Forest, IL

Tuition & Fees

$33,636

$33,636

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
56%
400-499
21%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
61%
400-499
18%
30-36
15%
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
15%
6-11
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
37%
12-17
22%
30-36
11%
24-29
34%
18-23
49%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,361
Declined + 1,137
Total Received 4,498
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Private (nonprofit)

1,515

undergraduate students

4,617

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1140
ACT 1004

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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 6,132
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: 11,132), 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
56%
400-499
21%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
61%
400-499
18%
30-36
15%
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
15%
6-11
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
37%
12-17
22%
30-36
11%
24-29
34%
18-23
49%
12-17
6%

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 3,361
Declined + 1,137
Total Received 4,498

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
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

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,637

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,660
Room $6,424
Board $3,802
Additional fees $976
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $45,062
Average Financial Aid - $24,637
Total with Avg. Aid $20,425

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 Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Aida Asencio-Pinto
Director of Student Financial Planning
aida.asenciopinto@cuchicago.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

dance

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, floor hockey, swimming, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Peter Gnan (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Janet Wolbert (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

6,132

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

25%

1,515
students

Female
58%
883

Male
42%
632

75%

4,617
students

Female
68%
3,121

Male
32%
1,496

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,376
students

Female
58%
793

Male
42%
583

10%

139
students

Female
65%
90

Male
35%
49

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

98%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

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

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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