Concordia University, Nebraska

800 N Columbia Ave, Seward, United States
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Overview of Concordia University, Nebraska

About this school

Concordia, founded in 1894, is a church-affiliated university. Its 120-acre campus is located in Seward, 30 minutes from Lincoln.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,684
    • Men:781 (46.4%)
    • Women:903 (53.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Concordia University Nebraska 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
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 North Columbia Avenue
City, State, Zip
Seward, NE  68434
Phone
-
Fax
(402) 643-4073
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
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

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
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 1,537 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 598 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 939 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
384 (33%) of 1,152 admitted students enrolled
Women
177 (36%) of 497 admitted students enrolled
Men
207 (32%) of 655 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.52
375 And Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
487 average |440-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
27%
• Score 400 - 500
53%
• Score 300 - 400
8%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
517 average |480-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
7%
• Score 500 - 600
57%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,220 (73.04466107458626%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,470 (19.201995012468828%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.2670596236681027%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,420 (5.486284289276808%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Concordia University Nebraska accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002541
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
323 (92.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
286 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
286 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
82 (28.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$26,541
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 286 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,147
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 196 (68.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,744
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 67 (23.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
16 (4.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,275

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,057 (85.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
943 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
941 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
244 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$25,229
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 940 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,584
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 641 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,431
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 175 (18.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
97 (7.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,989

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,722
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

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, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


61

Part-Time Faculty


192

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


19%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
163,305

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
220
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (73)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Physical Education, Master of Science, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Reading Education
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


7,120

Nearest Metropolitan Area


120 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Omaha

Weather


Temperature
10.1 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
85 mile(s) from campus in Omaha
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Lincoln
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Lincoln

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


57% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


43%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Concordia University Nebraska offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student activities council, musical groups, curtain/drama club, student senate, concordia youth ministry

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,231

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,684
Women
903
Men
781

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 3.8% Black/African-American
  • 5.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.3% White
  • 8.7% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 9 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


836

Student Resources

Study resources