Concordia University Portland

Portland, OR

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Concordia University Portland is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded as a two-year college in 1905, it became a four-year college in 1977. It is a member of the Concordia University System, which has 10 colleges and universities across the U.S. Its 13-acre campus is located in a residential area of Portland.

Website: www.cu-portland.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,369
Undergraduate
Students
(67.2%) 920 Women
(32.8%) 449 Men
1,742
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 1,961 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$21,726
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,431
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
65
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Portland Population
603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Cavaliers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.9% White
12.7% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.4%
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   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 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: Used in place of an application essay
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2811 Northeast Holman
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR 97211-6099
Phone
(503) 280-8501
Fax
(503) 280-8531
E-mail
admission@cu-portland.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 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
No
Early Action Deadline
November 15
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 all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 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
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
54% of 1,961 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 1,345 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 616 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
368 (35%) of 1,055 admitted students enrolled
Women
252 (34%) of 731 admitted students enrolled
Men
116 (36%) of 324 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
3.42
3.75 and Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
 

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
22 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
22%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 44%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003191
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
187 (94.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
149 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
149 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
33 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$21,726
Need-Based Gift
Received by 109 (73.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,461
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 106 (71.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,117
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 147 (98.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
46 (23.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,935

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
970 (90.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
858 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
857 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
141 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$20,011
Need-Based Gift
Received by 668 (77.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,061
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 669 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,796
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 751 (87.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
177 (16.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,180

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,431
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
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

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

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
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
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, 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
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, 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
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
65
Part-Time Faculty
194
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
17%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
100
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

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Location and Setting


Boston Population
603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
13 acres

Weather

Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Portland
Nearest Train Station
Portland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for 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
extensive video camera security of main campus areas

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
Cavaliers
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
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x 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
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
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, hawaiian club, the navy - athletic boosters, soccer club, ultimate frisbee club, volunteer corps (teacher, service, athlete)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,369
Women
920 (67.2%)
Men
449 (32.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,147
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.9% White
12.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.3% from 13 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
1,742

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
44.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.0%

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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