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.

Website: www.cui.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,808
Undergraduate
Students
(61.8%) 1,118 Women
(38.2%) 690 Men
2,374
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 3,995 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 27

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
566 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,610
Tuition and Fees
$36,740
Room and Board
$11,870
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$27,060
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,516
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
111
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Irvine Population
229,985
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagles
Sororities
60% of women participate
Fraternities
40% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.7% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
25.2% Hispanic/Latino
8.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.6% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
5.0% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   2
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1530 Concordia West
City, State, Zip
Irvine, CA 92612-3299
Phone
(949) 214-3010
Fax
(949) 854-6894
E-mail
admission@cui.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
July 27
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
February 15
Early Action Notification
March 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 3,995 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 2,585 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 1,410 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
524 (21%) of 2,468 admitted students enrolled
Women
284 (17%) of 1,648 admitted students enrolled
Men
165 (20%) of 820 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.54
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
566 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
46%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 83%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,610
Tuition and Fees
$36,740
Room and Board
$11,870
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 013885
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
280 (86.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
232 (85.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
232 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
43 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$27,060
Need-Based Gift
Received by 229 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,355
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 161 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,750
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 34 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
69 (18.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,818

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,304 (79.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,144 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,130 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$23,749
Need-Based Gift
Received by 982 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,116
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 862 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,705
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 106 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
328 (17.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,757

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,516
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,041
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
246
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
299
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,582
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, Other
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
111
Part-Time Faculty
347
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
16%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
291,506
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
64
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Irvine Population
229,985
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
70 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6.2 miles from campus in Irvine
Nearest Train Station
8.7 miles from campus in Irvine

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Dark green, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Sand Volleyball x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Sand Volleyball x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Sand Volleyball    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, lacrosse
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, lacrosse

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, intramurals, screaming eagles, lacrosse, abbey west, lead student activities
Sororities
60% of women participate
Fraternities
40% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,808
Women
1,118 (61.8%)
Men
690 (38.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,680
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.7% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
25.2% Hispanic/Latino
8.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.6% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students.
5.0% from 32 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
2,374

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
65.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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