Concordia University

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1530 Concordia W

Irvine, CA 92612-3299

Phone: (949) 854-8002
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#63 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Concordia University is a private institution that was founded in 1972. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,738, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 70 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Concordia University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 63. Its tuition and fees are $29,630 (2013-14).

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

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1972
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $11,548,627


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 selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.5 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 69.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Concordia University is 18:1, and the school has 57.8 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; Art/Art Studies, General; and Communication, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 46%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 28%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 14%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 11%
Art/Art Studies, General 7%
Communication, General 5%

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Student Life

Concordia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,738, with a gender distribution of 37.8 percent male students and 62.2 percent female students. At this school, 48.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51.7 percent of students live off campus. Concordia University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,519
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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Paying for School

At Concordia University, 70.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,255.

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Tuition and fees $29,630 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,050 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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