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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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 1,299 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Concordia Chicago acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Organizational Behavior Studies, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 48% of students, Concordia Chicago alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
About Concordia University Chicago...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1160
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,846/ 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
$21,177/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.47 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,299Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
159
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Polite
    35%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Agents of Change
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
61%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Community
    58%
  • Academic integrity
    19%
  • Intimate
    12%
  • Underrated
    8%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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Concordia University Chicago Reviews

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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.
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I am an online student in the doctoral program for Health and Human Performance, so cannot make any recommendations on the physical location at CUC, but I am really enjoying the program thus far. In my first year 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! Although not all coursework has been as difficult or academically expansive as I had hoped for, the majority of classroom experiences have been worth the investment.
The financial aid department is very frustrating and inefficient, which is a major downside as the school is not exactly "cheap." Other than that, the school is average. The high point is the student body, there are people from many walks of life, and most everyone is friendly!