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Concordia University Chicago
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  • 4 Year
  • RIVER FOREST, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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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 1,284 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Concordia Chicago acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Business, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 51% of students, Concordia Chicago alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.

About

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
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$17,363 / 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
$25,965 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
4:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 38 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 49 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 48 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
    32%
  • On Campus
    50%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,284 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
254
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Polite
    33%
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Agents of Change
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 35 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Community
    57%
  • Academic integrity
    21%
  • Intimate
    11%
  • Underrated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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