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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB-
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.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Pacific West Conference
Concordia University Irvine Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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Concordia University Irvine Reviews
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.
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.