Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB
Concordia University Chicago is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Elementary Education38Graduates
- Business Administration and Management24Graduates
- Organizational Behavior Studies24Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services20Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science18Graduates
- Health Care Management16Graduates
- Sport and Fitness Management14Graduates
- Foundations of Education11Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
After Concordia University Chicago
- Very Good129
While the number of full ride scholarships that CUC awards each year (4-5) is low, most strong students can still manage a great deal of scholarship funds. Many of my friends and I were awarded their presidential scholarship, which covers approx. half of the tuition cost each year. On top of that, there are smaller scholarships awarded from certain departments. These can include music scholarships (even if you aren't pursuing a music major) and those for church work (Lutheran teacher, Director of Christian Education, parish music, deaconess, or pre-seminary). Many of these require the student to maintain an overall 3.0 GPA throughout your college career. Most LCMS Lutheran students I knew were able to obtain scholarships from their home church congregation as well. Being a smaller, private college, the amount of federal financial aid they have available to award is higher than other, larger schools. As long as you make sure to file your FAFSA forms early each year (late January-early spring), you can get the amount of help your family should need in paying for school here. The experience I had in my four years here was that my scholarships and financial aid was usually enough to cover my basic tuition costs, along with room & board. This usually left me with only the smaller costs of a parking permit, lab fees, cost of private music lessons, and textbooks. CUC generally raises their tuition each year at a smaller rate than other colleges. In short, don't let the higher tuition drive you away from this private college!
- Recent Alumnus
- Dec 4 2011
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
Surprisingly, the Cafeteria Food and Dining Hall Are Great! The cafeteria at Concordia University is very diverse. When walking into the cafeteria, one can choose from a variety of delicious food. Students pick up a tray and make their way to the grill first where they can choose between the special which can be a buffalo chicken sandwich or just a hamburger. Then off to the salad bar, which includes soups, salads, and sandwiches. Next, students choose their choice of drink ranging from simple water to warm and steamy hot chocolate. There's also the pizza station and international food which always has a variety of choices. There are always so many choices a student is never dissatisfied and leaves the cafeteria full and with a smile on their face.
- College Student
- Mar 26 2010