Concordia University

2014 Quick Stats
2811 N.E. Holman Street

Portland, OR 97211

Phone: ((50) 3)2-88-9
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Concordia University is a private institution that was founded in 1905. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,369, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 13 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Concordia University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. Its tuition and fees are $26,650 (2012-13).

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

Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, is a private, nonprofit, Christian, liberal arts university founded in 1905 with a mission to prepare leaders for the transformation of society.?? Part of the nationwide Concordia University System and the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod, Concordia has more than 3,500 students enrolled in 28 undergraduate and 4 graduate degree programs, including on its Portland campus, in Bend, Oregon, and at its School of Law in Boise, Idaho, and online in its Masters in Education (M.Ed.), Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) and Homeland Security degree offerings. Concordia is currently Oregon's fastest growing university.?? For the fifth consecutive year, Concordia was recognized on the U.S. President's Community Service Honor Roll and as 7th in the nation in community service by Washington Monthly magazine. For more information, visit or

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1905
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Concordia University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Concordia University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.8 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 53.8%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Concordia University is 23:1, and the school has 57.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concordia University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Health/Health Care Administration/Management; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 30%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 33%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 11%
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 10%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 6%

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Student Life

Concordia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,369, with a gender distribution of 32.8 percent male students and 67.2 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. Concordia University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,111
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, 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 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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Tuition and fees $26,650 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,750 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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