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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Concordia Irvine is a private, Christian university located in Irvine, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,661 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Concordia Irvine acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 63% of students, Concordia Irvine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference

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.

CUI Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1220
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,588/ 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
$20,951/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,661Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
127
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Outgoing and Caring
    27%
  • Kind
    10%
  • Lutheran
    10%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Rude and Racist
    3%
  • Well-to-do
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Lutheran
    28%
  • Familiarity
    17%
  • Home
    11%
  • Family
    6%
  • Affluent
    3%
  • International
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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I love that the class sizes are on the smaller side! This allows you to ask your professors for help more often, as well as make friends pretty quickly. It’s a nice campus in Southern California, with facilities such as practice rooms and a gym for students to use. I would say that one thing that the college could change is its method of signing students up for classes. It is a bit of a stressful situation signing up on your own, and I feel that the process could go faster if the advisors enrolled the students in their chosen classes during the allotted appointment times.
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Concordia University Irvine is a very safe and welcoming campus. You have the opportunity to form personal relationships with the staff, professors, and many students due to it being a small campus. There is not much of a party scene, but you will feel at home, everyone is kind and genuinely cares about your education. You are in driving distance of many great attractions such as LA, San Diego, Huntington, Laguna, and Newport Beach, Disneyland, hikes, and much more. It may not be a fancy university, but it is continually improving and focuses significantly on its students rather than having elegant buildings. It is a beautiful campus with much greenery. Improvements are being made; we just added new recording studios and two new buildings for the music and theology departments. You will not be disappointed in the welcoming environment demonstrated by those of Concordia. You will make meaningful relationships if you choose to be active in the Concordia community.
The school is super small, the class sizes are amazing! There is religious classes you MUST take at concordia as well. They are not enjoyable, most deem them as a waste of time/money. Profs are very willing to help you out. The school spirit is lacking and activities on campus are minimal. You need to know how to make your own fun if you attend. The party scene is practically non existent, sports teams throw small apartment parties. Most days on campus you will wonder where your $50,000 goes because the campus and student life need to be improved. There is no college town, nothing even within walking distance and freshmen are not allowed cars it can get very boring. Everyone knows everyone it is super cliquey. The only good thing is the professors and the friends I have made.