Founded in 1905, Concordia University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Portland (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Oregon. Officially accredited/recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Concordia University (CU) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Lutheran ((Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - www.lcms.org)) religion. Concordia University (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 111 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.