Concordia University Wisconsin

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12800 N. Lake Shore Drive

Mequon, WI 53097

Phone: (262) 243-5700
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#68 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Concordia University Wisconsin is a private institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,419, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 192 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Concordia University Wisconsin's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 68. Its tuition and fees are $25,150 (2013-14).

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

Mission Statement: Concordia University is Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

Concordia provides a variety of educational opportunities for students who are preparing for vocations in the ministry of the church and for various professional and business careers in the community. The program of studies emphasizes a liberal arts curriculum and course offerings provide educational experiences that cultivate personal and vocational skills. The total program is centered in the Christian philosophy with a confessional Lutheran emphasis. It is governed by sound educational standards and is focused on the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of students.

Rev. Dr. Patrick Ferry

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1881
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $48,095,303


When applying to Concordia University Wisconsin, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Concordia University Wisconsin is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.2 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 70.2%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Concordia University Wisconsin is 14:1, and the school has 49.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Concordia University Wisconsin include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 38%
Health Professions and Related Programs 21%
Education 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 8%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4%

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Student Life

Concordia University Wisconsin has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,419, with a gender distribution of 34.7 percent male students and 65.3 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus. Concordia University Wisconsin is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,751
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 III

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Campus Info & Services

Concordia University Wisconsin offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Concordia University Wisconsin also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Concordia University Wisconsin, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Concordia University Wisconsin, 84.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,787.

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Tuition and fees $25,150 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,410 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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