Concordia University Chicago

7400 Augusta St, River Forest, United States
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Overview of Concordia University Chicago

About this school

Concordia, founded in 1864, is a church-affiliated university. Its 40-acre campus is located in River Forest, 10 miles from Chicago.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,411
    • Men:582 (41.2%)
    • Women:829 (58.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Concordia University Chicago is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
7400 Augusta Street
City, State, Zip
River Forest, IL  60305-1499
Phone
(877) 282-4422
Fax
(708) 209-3176
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.05
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,078 (72.20546526808626%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,748 (21.942105973979203%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.701120965200558%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,400 (3.1513077927339848%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Concordia University Chicago accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1 | Final deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001666
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,804
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
160,080

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Concordia University Chicago provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


45.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


48.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional 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 (19)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


11,210

Nearest Metropolitan Area


40 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
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 of College Housing


36% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


64%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Concordia University Chicago offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,299

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,411
Women
829
Men
582

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

Number of Graduate Students


4,289

Student Resources

Study resources