B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Concordia University Irvine is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
Address
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
Website
From Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine (CUI) prepares students for their vocations—their various callings in life. CUI offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a beautiful Southern California location. Concordia's undergraduate program is distinctive because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." The private university enrolls over 4,000 students annually and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.

Concordia University Irvine Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
900-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Test Scores and GPA for Concordia University Irvine

Cost

Net Price
$26,643/ 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
    $21,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,214/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,084/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,081/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,789/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,721Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Outgoing and Caring
    27%
  • Lutheran
    12%
  • Kind
    8%
  • Well-to-do
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Lutheran
    28%
  • Familiarity
    19%
  • Home
    13%
  • Family
    6%
  • Affluent
    3%
  • International
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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Concordia University Irvine Reviews

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Although concordia wasn't my top pick, I am so glad I came here. It is my home! People are so friendly and often form long-lasting relationships. From Core to the academic showcase to the Honors program, there are a lot of ways to grow academically. Professors will have lunch with you, make tea for you, and tutor you in whatever you need help with. Although tutors and TA's are available, the professors themselves are very invested in helping you succeed. There are also many opportunities in the student leadership program. The only complaints I have would be the separation between athletes and the rest of the student population. Although the dorms are larger than many dorms at other colleges, at this point they are old and falling apart so really not that great.
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Concordia University is a University with a large diversity. Students feel very comfortable. They are able to contact their professors and they interact well. The campus offers a good way of silence and quietness. Not only does Concordia University help students grow academically to become future leaders, but they also develop a personal connection with Jesus Christ. Students at Concordia University are well involved at their community and in their studies. They strive for the best, thanks to the help provided by the University.
Love the small classrooms. Professors truly care about your performance in class and help out as much as possible. Small classes allow us to have close relationships with each other and the professor. Excellent student success programs like WINGS and student tutoring. The ASCUI provide events for the students that are fun and enjoyable. The accommodate to commuters and residents. Overall, the community at Concordia is one of fellowship and positivity.