Wise, honorable, and cultivated
At Concordia University Irvine, we have a distinctive perspective on education that blends the liberal arts and Christian values with Southern California vibes.
CUI and you
At Concordia University Irvine, we understand that you are many things: you may be a scholar & a seeker, an athlete & a musician, an artist & a scientist, a leader & a learner. We are a place that values those—and many other—&s.
We believe that & is an important intersection—a place for youto identify your passions & begin to understand where they meet the world’s needs. As a Lutheran Christian university, we call that a vocation or calling & we know that you have more than one.
At CUI, we’ll prepare you for those callings in your life through the many &s we offer.
At Concordia University Irvine, we offer more than 90 majors, minors, and academic programs, as well as our signature general education curriculum we call Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I for short). In Q&I, you’ll form critical-thinking skills and habits of intellectual engagement, preparing you not only for the rest of college but for the rest of your life.
That’s why our students rank in the top 10% of students in the country on almost every major indicator in the National Survey of Student Engagement, all linked closely to what employers cite as desirable career skills.
Grace Alone, Faith Alone
Our Grace Alone, Faith Alone student experience means you’ll have the freedom, support, and opportunity to explore your faith and worship alongside committed Christian faculty and staff members. But you won’t be required to do so.
Our Southern California location
CUI’s campus is located six miles from the Pacific Ocean in the city of Irvine, California, consistently ranked as one of the safest and most desirable cities in which to live in America. Located between two nature reserves and sitting high on ahilltop with views for miles, CUI’s 75-acre campus has first-rate athletic fields, high-tech classrooms, and spacious residence halls set among rolling lawns.