Committed to helping you find your calling
Concordia University Irvine offers an experience for your whole self—the thinking and the feeling side of you; your head and your heart; your body and your soul; your mind and your spirit. Your educational experience will be challenging and diverse with our faculty and staff who are committed mentors, learning and living alongside students. We know your interests are many and varied but so are our academic programs.
The place you’ll call home
Our location in Orange County, California, means you can put your ideas into practice through internships at leading tech companies while also embracing the beauty of life by playing Frisbee on the beach with friends. Our campus is safely located within a gated community on a scenic hilltop in Irvine. With access to paved bike paths, walking trails, exceptional entertainment, beaches, and limitless shopping, the world is your oyster.
Our nationally recognized, not-so general education
There's a reason our freshmen rank in the top 10% of students nationally on almost every indicator of intellectual engagement. A key contributor to that is our signature curriculum: Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I, for short). Through a series of paired courses—Math & Philosophy, Biology & Theology, History & Literature—Q&I will prompt you to ask big questions and explore big ideas.
What we believe
As a community grounded in the Lutheran faith, we believe everyone should freely share in the fellowship of ideas that results from Christian faith and dynamic engagement with your community, the environment, and the world. As an academic community founded on Lutheran beliefs, we’re committed to these biblical ideas that shape our life together. Our commitment to both grace and faith opens the door to thoughtful dialogue about what it means to follow Christ.