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Concordia University is a private institution that was founded in 1972. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,629, its setting is city, and the campus size is 70 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Concordia University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 66. Its tuition and fees are $28,500 (2012-13).
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Mission Statement: Concordia University Irvine, guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus and the Lutheran Confessions, empowers students through the liberal arts and professional studies for lives of learning, service, and leadership. This mission is pursued through focus on seven educational targets: Systematic Inquiry, Clear Communication, Health and Well-Being, Sociocultural Responsiveness, Aesthetic Responsiveness, Christian Literacy and Life, and Servant Leadership. In accomplishing this mission, Concordia seeks to produce graduates who are wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens.
|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 rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Concordia University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Concordia University is 17:1, and the school has 51.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concordia University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Communication, General; and Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
Concordia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,629, with a gender distribution of 40.8 percent male students and 59.2 percent female students. At this school, 55.9 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43.0 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, health service, and health insurance. Concordia University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Concordia University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Concordia University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Concordia University, 71.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,131.
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||$28,500 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,760 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data