Concordia University Nebraska

Seward, NE

Concordia, founded in 1894, is a church-affiliated university. Its 120-acre campus is located in Seward, 30 minutes from Lincoln.

Website: www.cune.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,684
Undergraduate
Students
(53.6%) 903 Women
(46.4%) 781 Men
836
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,537 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
517 average
480-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,110
Tuition and Fees
$32,220
Room and Board
$8,470
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$26,541
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,722
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
61
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Seward Population
7,120
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.4%
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   2
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
800 North Columbia Avenue
City, State, Zip
Seward, NE 68434
Phone
 
Fax
(402) 643-4073
E-mail
admiss@cune.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
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
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some 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
75% of 1,537 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 598 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 939 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
384 (33%) of 1,152 admitted students enrolled
Women
177 (36%) of 497 admitted students enrolled
Men
207 (32%) of 655 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
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
3.52
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
440-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
53%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
517 average
480-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 43%
Top half: 72%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,110
Tuition and Fees
$32,220
Room and Board
$8,470
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,420
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002541
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
323 (92.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
286 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
286 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
82 (28.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$26,541
Need-Based Gift
Received by 286 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,147
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 196 (68.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,744
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 67 (23.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
16 (4.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,275

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,057 (85.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
943 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
941 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
244 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$25,229
Need-Based Gift
Received by 940 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,584
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 641 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,431
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 175 (18.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
97 (7.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,989

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,722
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geography
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, 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
61
Part-Time Faculty
192
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
19%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 19% 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
163,305
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
220
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
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Seward Population
7,120
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha
Campus Size
120 acres

Weather

Temperature
10.1 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Lincoln
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Lincoln

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
43%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


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

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
riflery
Men's Club Sports
riflery

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student activities council, musical groups, curtain/drama club, student senate, concordia youth ministry
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,684
Women
903 (53.6%)
Men
781 (46.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,231
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.3% from 9 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
836

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

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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