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Concordia is relying on the guidance of Clay County Public Health, Minnesota Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to plan the college’s response to COVID-19. The health of our community is the top priority at Concordia. The Minnesota Department of Health is updating counties in the state that have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
901 S 8th St
Moorhead, MN 56562
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Concordia College

A strong foundation in the liberal arts runs through our entire curriculum. All students complete two of our signature integrative learning experiences (PEAKs) where the focus is on active learning that occurs outside of the traditional classroom. With 32,000 alumni across the nation and the globe, the Cobber community extends well beyond the borders of our campus. We call it the worldwide Cobber network and its benefits include access to mentors, leads on internships/jobs and lots of expert advice. As a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Concordia is strongly rooted in the tradition of free inquiry and dialogue. We welcome students from a variety of faith and nonfaith backgrounds, and we value the diverse perspectives that everyone brings to our learning community.

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Concordia College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1080-1370
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,109/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,148/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,041Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
56
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Engaged
    61%
  • Smart
    21%
  • Motivated
    11%
  • Passionate & brilliant but sheltered & guarded.
    4%
  • The Ideal Student
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
57%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Great, but also expensive!
    48%
  • Great!!!
    19%
  • Friendly, Caring and Wonderful
    15%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Academics are wonderful, some departments corrupt.
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Pompous
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    75%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    97%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

    Concordia College Reviews

    758 reviews
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    A nurturing and welcoming community with caring faculty, and an engaged, and active student body. Classes are small, rigorous, and challenging. Professors are readily available, and the Center for Student Success has further academic resources for students who may seek it. Connections are built, and fostered on so many levels across the beautiful campus.

    The dining services are top notch, and the staff are extremely friendly, and accommodating. Concordia’s music program is exemplary, offering opportunities to participating in choir, band, and orchestra. The school offers a strong foundation in all areas of study, while encouraging values of critical thinking, and application to the community. Being a D3 school, sports are not all-encompassing at Concordia- athletes are students first- that being said, there are many opportunities to participate in sports, or attend games and cheer-on fellow students. There is a lot of school spirit here.

    A hidden gem in Minnesota!
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    Online learning was something that not many students (as well as professors!) expected to end the 2019-2020 school year with. Regardless, Concordia did a wonderful job of finding new and unique ways to adapt to the challenges that we faced. Professors made sure that students knew they were open to communication by email, through Moodle, or even through personal Zoom meetings! Each professor was able to put their own unique spin on on-line learning to help keep students engaged as well as providing different ways for students to interact with their professor and other students in their classes.
    From the moment that you step on campus, you get an immediate sense of community. Every single person you walk by will smile or greet you and would be willing to help you find a certain area or building that you are looking for. It has a small enough campus where you don't need to worry about getting lost, and almost all of your classes are within a 10 minute walking distance from where you would be rooming. The campus itself is absolutely gorgeous with plenty of areas for picnics, stretching out on the lawn, or going hamocking. Not only this, but the surrounding Fargo-Moorhead area is filled with tons of fun shops, restaurants, and coffee stops, which are perfect for when you're family comes to visit!