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Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
Concordia is a church-affiliated university. Founded in 1972, its name changed from Christ College Irvine in 1993. Its 70-acre campus is located 50 miles south of Los Angeles, on a plateau overlooking Orange County.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,925
   Women 1,224 (63.6%)
   Men 701 (36.4%)
Graduate Students 2,374
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 3,839 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.44 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 518 average
450-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 519 average
457-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $48,060
  Tuition and Fees $32,780
  Room and Board $10,240
Average Percent of Need Met 74%
Average Freshman Award $26,341
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 113
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Irvine Population 229,985
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Eagles
Sororities 60% of women participate
Fraternities 40% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.4% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
24.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.9% White
7.7% Unknown
International Students 4.4% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 78.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 48.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported