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Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL
Concordia, founded in 1864, is a church-affiliated university. Its 40-acre campus is located in River Forest, 10 miles from Chicago.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,530
   Women 877 (57.3%)
   Men 653 (42.7%)
Graduate Students 4,073
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 50% of 4,802 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.05
SAT Math 470-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19-24 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 $42,412
  Tuition and Fees $30,640
  Room and Board $9,172
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $22,448
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 256
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
River Forest Population 11,210
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 72% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cougars
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
12.9% Black/African-American
27.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 3 countries
First-Year Students Returning 64.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 43.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported