Concordia University

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800 N. Columbia Avenue

Seward, NE 68434

Phone: (800) 535-5494
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#51 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Concordia University is a private institution that was founded in 1894. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,481, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Concordia University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 51. Its tuition and fees are $24,750 (2013-14).

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

Concordia University, Nebraska is a place where you can find your heart's calling and be equipped to answer it. Here, the foundation of our Christian Lutheran university is evident in the professor who cares about the whole student, the community who gathers for worship together and the roommates who support each other in successes and challenges. It is impossible to walk across campus and not be greeted; it is impossible to simply get lost in the crowd. And while those professors do care, they are also demanding and have developed rigorous programs that will effectively ready you for your calling and prepare you to lead with your heart. The variety of programs lets you arrive at Concordia willing to explore a bit and settle on a course of study that you are passionate about pursuing. An overwhelming majority of our graduates find employment immediately after graduation. Since we started as a teacher's college that might not be surprising for our education majors, but the same is true with our business, science, pre-professional and health graduates. Now, someone might think that an education of this quality in such a supportive atmosphere is a financial impossibility. Between scholarships, grants, aid from individual organizations and churches and loans, 99 percent of Concordia students are supported throughout their education. And those scholarships are not just available for outstanding athletes or brilliant academics, but artists, musicians and actors, too. Of course, maybe you are an athlete and you want to play. Not a problem. Our 18 intercollegiate teams form tight-knit communities to compete (and win!) all over the country. Our GPAC conference is tough, and those worthy opponents will prepare you for regional and national competition as well. Concordia is also a place where that teammate on the track team may also be an award-winner for their graphic design work or a volleyball player may also solo on the national choir tour. And both of them might be on the Student Activities Council or work on the newspaper. Opportunities abound as you follow your heart to Concordia University, Nebraska.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1894
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $36,802,910


When applying to Concordia University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.1 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 76.1%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Concordia University is 14:1, and the school has 59.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concordia University include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 44%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 34%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%
Psychology 7%

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Student Life

Concordia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,481, with a gender distribution of 47.5 percent male students and 52.5 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus. Concordia University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,091
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 NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Concordia University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Concordia University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Concordia University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Concordia University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Concordia University, 76.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,340.

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 $24,750 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,700 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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