Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB-
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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Concordia University Chicago Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science94 Graduates
Healthcare Management38 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management27 Graduates
Elementary Education16 Graduates
Middle School Education15 Graduates
Organizational Behavior Studies15 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching15 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Concordia University Chicago Reviews
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.
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.