Concordia College has an abundance of courses that are all designed to do one thing: increase student knowledge. This is clearly illustrated in level 100 (freshman) classes all the way through the level 400 (senior) classes. Be forewarned: High grades are not dispensed like penny candy; in order to receive high marks, students must be willing to work for them. As some freshmen rapidly realize, any slacking off in class will almost automatically result in poor performance and very little learned. Academic life is extremely rigorous with a full schedule, but there is always a window for a decent social life. Also, the liberal arts aspect of Concordia allows for students to create class schedules that include extremely rigorous courses within a major and the general requirement courses for graduation. Although no class is a flat-out cakewalk, this organization mollifies the effects of higher level classes.
An integral facet of higher education at Concordia is the amazing faculty. The knowledge they have in their respective fields is a tremendous benefit for all students. The professors of Concordia are unique in that they maintain extremely high expectations for their students and at the same time are incredibly willing to aid them outside of class. All professors have office hours and most are kind enough to allow for private appointments if their office hours do not fit in a student’s schedule. This generosity, combined with small class sizes, proves student success is of vital importance to every faculty member. They are committed to providing guidance to those who are willing to exert themselves academically.