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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Concordia Chicago is a private, Christian university located in River Forest, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,361 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Concordia Chicago acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Healthcare Management, and Business. Graduating 49% of students, Concordia Chicago alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Concordia University Chicago Rankings

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

CUC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1170
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,775/ 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
$23,374/ 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
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 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
    22%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,361Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
150
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Polite
    35%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Agents of Change
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Community
    59%
  • Academic integrity
    19%
  • Intimate
    11%
  • Underrated
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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I did take one online Biology class and the professor that I had was very involved and responsible. She responded to emails very quickly and all of the coursework was very reasonable and we had a lot of time to complete the work-(she was considerate of our other classes) I would recommend online courses! We all also had to transition to online classes, because of COVID-19 and all of my professors were available and involved them as well.
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I am an online student in the doctoral program in Leadership , so I can’t make any recommendations on the physical location at CUC, but I am really enjoying the program thus far. I have had several excellent instructors and online learning experiences and have been academically challenged far more than I had anticipated, in a fun way! The coursework has been as challenging as I had hoped for and all the classroom experiences have been worth the investment.
Concordia University-Chicago is a very well-respected and accredited University. Many professors that I encountered at Concordia had either went to school there or taught at the institution for many years leading me to believe that the school is extremely well run and respectable. The academics are good, but campus life is lacking. This school is mainly a commuter school, so if you are looking for community and extracurriculars, you may not be looking in the right place. But, overall I did have a decent experience as a first-year student.