Concordia University Chicago

400 reviews
  1. River Forest, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Concordia University Chicago is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
910-1170
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$18,450/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,110/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,152/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,354/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,365/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,611/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,397Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Polite
    40%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Agents of Change
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Community
    78%
  • Academic integrity
    17%
  • Intimate
    6%

After Concordia University Chicago

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

400 reviews
  • Excellent
    53
  • Very Good
    129
  • Average
    175
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    14
As a Music education major, Concordia is a school that loves music. Incredibly intimate, the staff in your major really try to connect with you. All education class are taught by people who want to see you succeed. Athletics are encouraged! Just about every program at CUC travels/trips. It's a Lutheran school that welcomes EVERYONE.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 11 months ago
In my freshman opinion, I see sports as a great cause and very active force on campus. I did not really take part in sports because they really aren't my thing to watch. But I did get involved in watching sports, on campus, when CIT happened. CIT stands for Concordia Invitational Tournament, which is where all the Concordia Universities come together at one of their own campus's and play sports together and compete against each other. This is possibly the biggest influx and watched sporting event/weekend at Concordia University Chicago. It is a lot of fun with team involvement, fan support/spirit and school spirit.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
The community in and with this school is absolutely amazing, I have not found this kind of community in the other colleges I researched. People here are very accepting, no matter where you come from or what your beliefs are, and it forms a sense of family, not just friendship. I absolutely love my college because of the ministry groups that are available to everyone and those that I am involved in. I would choose this school over and over again and I am considering sending my future kids to this school because I am enjoying it so much. As a part of the community here at school, we build lasting friendships and those friendships feel like family and it honestly feels like home away from home.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago