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 1,357 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Concordia Chicago acceptance rate is 50%. 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 $31,300.
Concordia University Chicago Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Most Popular Majors
Organizational Behavior Studies32 Graduates
Elementary Education26 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science26 Graduates
Healthcare Management18 Graduates
Human Resources15 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 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 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.
I enjoy Concordia Chicago's dual credit online classes, and I like how they are explanatory in what the requirements are for a project. I have been to the campus, however, and the area around the college is not the safest. I do however, like the campus itself. The professors, even through the online courses, are very understanding and personable. If I was ill one day or had a family emergency, they were extremely flexible in working with me on project due dates. I also appreciate how easy the website is to navigate, especially to the online library. Even though I enjoy the diversity of the projects assigned, I do suggest that less group projects are required. The project is difficult enough to complete by itself, without having to worry about a few other peoples’ schedules, as well. Overall, I really enjoy the school’s campus, staff, and curriculum and I am honored to be enrolled as a student at Concordia University Chicago.
My experience at Concordia could be much better, but their office of graduate studies really lacks basic communication. I'm loving my program, but many of our questions are often unanswered and our emailed often don't get responses. I wish we had a little more support!