Concordia College--Moorhead

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901 Eighth Street S

Moorhead, MN 56562

Phone: (218) 299-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#138 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Concordia College--Moorhead is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,603, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 113 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Concordia College--Moorhead's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 138. Its tuition and fees are $32,814 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Students at Concordia are inspired to change and be changed by the world.
They benefit from an academically challenging, yet welcoming and supportive learning environment. Faculty members help students discover their
potential, pushing them to achieve beyond what they imagine is possible.

As a leader in global liberal arts education, Concordia prepares students
for a radically integrated world that needs their skills of critical
thinking, clear communication and intercultural competence. Recognized nationally and internationally for its dynamic commitment to global
learning, Concordia engages students from the very start of their
education in imagining the ways they can become responsibly engaged in
the world.

Our Concordia Language Villages, one of the premiere language and cultural immersion programs in the United States, has been advocating for language learning for all ages for 50 years.

Concordia is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It's
a place where intellect and faith are active partners in the search for
truth. Concordia's mission centers on preparing students to serve their neighbors.

The college has an enrollment of about 2,600 students and offers more
than 60 majors and 12 preprofessional programs. The college has program distinctions in global education, music and the sciences, especially
premed and other health professions.

The new Offutt School of Business enhances several majors with a
curriculum that emphasizes ethical leadership and entrepreneurship.
Graduates demonstrate that the work of business is inseparable from responsible citizenship and the common good.

The college ranks in the top 13 percent of colleges for graduates who go
on to earn research doctorates. The medical school acceptance rate for Concordia graduates is 88 percent; law school acceptance rate is
89 percent.

Concordia's world-class music program features 19 performance ensembles. Concordia Christmas concerts are broadcast nationwide on radio and
television stations. Varsity athletic programs in 22 men's and women's
sports have produced an NCAA Woman of the Year finalist and eight NCAA Postgraduate Scholars in recent years.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1891
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $83,017,943


When applying to Concordia College--Moorhead, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Concordia College--Moorhead is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 77.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Concordia College--Moorhead is 13:1, and the school has 47.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concordia College--Moorhead include: Business Administration, Management and Operations; Education, General; Biology, General; Communication and Media Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 63%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration, Management and Operations 13%
Education, General 12%
Biology, General 8%
Communication and Media Studies 8%
Psychology, General 6%

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Student Life

Concordia College--Moorhead has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,603, with a gender distribution of 38.3 percent male students and 61.7 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus. Concordia College--Moorhead is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,631
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Concordia College--Moorhead offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Concordia College--Moorhead also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Concordia College--Moorhead, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Concordia College--Moorhead.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Concordia College--Moorhead, 73.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,648.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $32,814 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,160 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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