Concordia University St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

Concordia University St. Paul, founded in 1893, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. It is a member of the Concordia University System, which has 10 colleges and universities across the U.S. Its 37-acre campus is located in the Midway district of St. Paul.

Website: www.csp.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,851
Undergraduate
Students
(58.8%) 1,676 Women
(41.2%) 1,175 Men
1,941
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
55% of 1,500 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.18
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$35,775
Tuition and Fees
$22,775
Room and Board
$9,000
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$17,906
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,686
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
96
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Paul Population
290,770
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Bears
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.6% Asian
12.1% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.3% White
5.9% Unknown
International Students
3.5% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
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: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1282 Concordia Avenue
City, State, Zip
St. Paul, MN 55104-5494
Phone
(651) 641-8230
Fax
(651) 659-0207
E-mail
admissions@csp.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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 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
55% of 1,500 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 791 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 709 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
246 (30%) of 823 admitted students enrolled
Women
117 (28%) of 420 admitted students enrolled
Men
129 (32%) of 403 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
3.18
3.75 and Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
18%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$35,775
Tuition and Fees
$22,775
Room and Board
$9,000
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Other Expenses
$2,000
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 May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 10
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002347
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
239 (98.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
200 (83.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
200 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$17,906
Need-Based Gift
Received by 200 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,919
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 161 (80.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,686
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 25 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
18 (7.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,911

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,201 (87.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,045 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,029 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
113 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$14,920
Need-Based Gift
Received by 983 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,647
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 819 (79.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,166
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 72 (7.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
120 (8.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,614

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,686
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
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
Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
1,060
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
129
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, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
265
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,253
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Child Development
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Literature
  • General Studies
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, 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
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
96
Part-Time Faculty
345
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
17%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

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
435,273
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
10
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

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Child and Family Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Location and Setting


St. Paul Population
290,770
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Campus Size
37 acres

Weather

Temperature
2.8 average low in January, 78.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in St. Paul
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in St. Paul

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
74%
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
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Bears
School Colors
Navy 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
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, southeast asian student organization, united minds of joint action
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,851
Women
1,676 (58.8%)
Men
1,175 (41.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,444
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.6% Asian
12.1% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.3% White
5.9% Unknown
International Students.
3.5% from 10 countries
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
1,941

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
52%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
55.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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