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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  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 1,645 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Concordia Irvine acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 65% of students, Concordia Irvine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
About Concordia University Irvine...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,094/ 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
$21,853/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,645Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
208
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Outgoing and Caring
    30%
  • Lutheran
    11%
  • Kind
    7%
  • Well-to-do
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Lutheran
    27%
  • Familiarity
    18%
  • Home
    12%
  • Family
    6%
  • Affluent
    3%
  • International
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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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.
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The professors, classes, and student activities are amazing! Professors are very available to talk to and most genuinely care about how you are doing and are willing to help you outside of class, even with projects unrelated to their specific class in some cases.The material is engaging and forces you to think in new ways and see how the different academic disciplines can connect together. However, the administrative side of Concordia (academic advising, financial aid...) is not very well organized and could use some improvement. Great education department and many study abroad options, with opportunities to meet students from all across the world. Students are very friendly and there is always an interesting event going on somewhere on campus. If you are looking to engage in learning and thinking in new ways, put in hard work, and still meet diverse individuals who are goal-oriented but still love to have a good time, then look no further than CUI.
Some professors are very helpful, but others unfortunately in my major are unresponsive to questions or additional help needed. The school does not keep pace financially with aid awarded in ratio to the amount that they increase tuition and other school expenses, making each year more difficult to attend. And they are very heavy handed about collecting fees from students!
The campus and food are good.
In hindsight this might to have been the best choice.