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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).
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||76.1%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||44%|
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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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
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|
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