Concordia University--St. Paul

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275 Syndicate Street N

St. Paul, MN 55104-5494

Phone: (651) 641-8278
2013-2014 Tuition
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#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Concordia University--St. Paul is a private institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,824, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 37 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Concordia University--St. Paul's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 92. Its tuition and fees are $19,700 (2013-14).

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

Concordia University, St. Paul is a private, four-year liberal arts university of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Concordia offers a values-based, outcomes-oriented education for students of all ages, with more than 40 liberal arts majors for traditional students. Concordia also offers accelerated degree completion programs and master's programs for busy adults through a cohort-based model, with face-to-face or online learning options available. In addition, the university offers the post-masters degree of Education Specialist. Concordia offers a technology-rich campus that includes an extensive virtual library and laptop computers for all full-time traditional students. Home to the Golden Bears, Concordia is the only private university in Minnesota in NCAA Division II. Concordia also offers a dynamic community of faith and is located in an urban setting with countless opportunities for cultural enrichment, internships, and community service. In the fall of 2012 Concordia announced that it will be resetting its undergraduate tuition rates for traditional programs, lowering the amount by $10,000 for the 2013-14 academic year for a full-year tuition rate of $19,700 in 2013-14.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1893
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $23,393,383


When applying to Concordia University--St. Paul, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Concordia University--St. Paul is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.4%
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--St. Paul is 15:1, and the school has 73.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concordia University--St. Paul include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Education; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 28%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 47%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 10%
Education 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 6%

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Student Life

Concordia University--St. Paul has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,824, with a gender distribution of 40.3 percent male students and 59.7 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus. Concordia University--St. Paul is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,013
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 NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Concordia University--St. Paul offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, and health insurance. Concordia University--St. Paul 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Concordia University--St. Paul.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Concordia University--St. Paul, 85.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,791.

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Tuition and fees $19,700 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,750 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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