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.

Website: www.cuchicago.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,411
Undergraduate
Students
(58.8%) 829 Women
(41.2%) 582 Men
4,289
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 4,755 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
500-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
490-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,426
Tuition and Fees
$32,078
Room and Board
$9,748
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$24,093
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,804
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
252
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
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Campus Life

River Forest Population
11,210
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougars
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
30.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.5%
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 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History   1
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 Considered if submitted
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
7400 Augusta Street
City, State, Zip
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
Phone
(877) 282-4422
Fax
(708) 209-3176
E-mail
admission@cuchicago.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
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
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
1 required for all freshmen
Other
General college preparatory program for degree seeking students required for freshmen
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 4,755 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 2,879 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 1,876 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
476 (13%) of 3,553 admitted students enrolled
Women
284 (13%) of 2,168 admitted students enrolled
Men
192 (14%) of 1,385 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
3.05
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
20%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
68%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
490-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
65%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 45%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,426
Tuition and Fees
$32,078
Room and Board
$9,748
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,400
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 December 1
Final deadline June 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001666
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
349 (97.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
319 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
317 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
69 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$24,093
Need-Based Gift
Received by 317 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,557
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 222 (70.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,271
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 50 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
37 (10.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,732

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,273 (93.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,169 (91.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,164 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
199 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$21,475
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,135 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,530
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 879 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,560
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 137 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
157 (11.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,270

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,804
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
 
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, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
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 and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

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

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
252
Part-Time Faculty
250
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
37%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
160,080
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
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 Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Church Music

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Gerontology
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Studies
  • Music
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Location and Setting


River Forest Population
11,210
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
40 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
64%
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
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency call boxes

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougars
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, campus ministry, college life, student government association, campus activities board, art club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,411
Women
829 (58.8%)
Men
582 (41.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,299
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
30.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 9 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
4,289

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.0%

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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