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Concordia College--Moorhead is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,746, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 133. Its tuition and fees are $30,860 (2012-13).
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Concordia College is a recognized leader in global education. Exploring today's most important issues from a wide range of world, political, religious and cultural views adds depth to our more than 61 majors and 12 preprofessional programs. The purpose is to develop well-rounded, globally sensitive and highly competent graduates who are ready to lead and serve anywhere.
All students study a global language and many study abroad, pursue international internships and volunteer in their communities. In 2006, Concordia was the first school in Minnesota to receive the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalizatin by NAFSA. Concordia students are 13 times more likely to have a study abroad experience than other college students in the U.S.
Concordia's stellar academic reputation also includes program distinction in the sciences, especially premed and other health professions. One-on-one lab and field research with faculty mentors contribute significantly to an 88 percent medical school acceptance rate for Concordia graduates and an acceptance rate of 89 percent for seniors applying to law school. Concordia ranks in the top 13 percent nationally among bachelor's colleges for the number of graduates going on to earn doctorates. Within six months of graduation, 96 percent of surveyed new Concordia graduates reported being employed or were attending graduate school.
The new Offutt School of Business is a four-year undergraduate program featuring a dynamic blend of liberal arts learning and globally immersive business education.
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.
A college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Concordia offers a variety of worship experiences and religious activities on campus including chapel services Monday through Thursday, Wednesday evening communion, a student-led worship and praise service and special occasion Sunday morning worship services. Campus ministries include one of the country's largest Habitat for Humanity chapters, Justice Journeys and student groups such as Christian Outreach, Campus Bible Studies, Mathetai and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Emphasizing "hands-on" experience and ethical leadership shaped by rigorous examination of faith and values across the curriculum, Concordia prepares graduates dedicated to leading change for the world's greater good.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
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 more selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||81.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Concordia College--Moorhead is 13:1, and the school has 44.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concordia College--Moorhead include: Education, General; Business Administration, Management and Operations; Biology, General; Communication and Media Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.0 percent.
Concordia College--Moorhead has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,746, with a gender distribution of 38.0 percent male students and 62.0 percent female students. At this school, 63.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37.0 percent of students live off campus. Concordia College--Moorhead is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
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, 59 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Concordia College--Moorhead.
|Students who have cars on campus||59%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Concordia College--Moorhead, 74.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,146.
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|Tuition and fees||$30,860 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,000 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data