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
NCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Pacific West 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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
907-1160
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$26,180/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,332/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,206/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,799/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,394/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,475/ 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
35%
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
90%
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
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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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.
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Some professors are cool, care, and know what they're talking about but some have no idea what they're doing and don't know how to teach the subject. The caf food is alright. There's hardly any parking because they give out parking stickers like it's candy. The main sport is basketball, which is a bit disappointing because they hype it up so much just like midnight madness (disappointment as well). The core classes are unnecessary and everyone dreads taking them because some don't transfer over. Maintenance takes forever to fix what you need to get fixed (lesson learned. email them, faster than a phone call).
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.