B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Concordia University Chicago is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305

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
50%
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Concordia University Chicago

Cost

Net Price
$18,557/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,635/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,904/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,184/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,777/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,172/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,349Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Polite
    40%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Agents of Change
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Community
    78%
  • Academic integrity
    17%
  • Intimate
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
48%
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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Concordia University Chicago is a place where you go to feel at home. The students and staff are so welcoming and make you feel as though you belong. Being in Chicago allows students like me to explore and try new things with new friends. I have made so many new friends who I know I will be friends with for the rest of my life. College here was such a success that I would recommend Concordia University Chicago to anyone who wants to explore and to feel like you're at a home away from home. Overall, great experience!
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I love the atmosphere here at Concordia Chicago. While it is a small, D-III school, it is easy to get involved in many different activities on campus. Also, the College of Education is excellent! The professors genuinely care about their students.
The staff and other students are very helpful and small in size, so you can get easily acquainted with everyone around you. The faculty are very helpful and you are able to get help on a personal level with them, which is something you can't experience outside of a school with an average class size smaller than 20-30. The education programs are excellent as I hear from fellow students and there is a strong emphasis on music and religion as well.