Concordia University Irvine

country rank  918
world rank  2716

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University Overview

Founded in 1976, Concordia University Irvine is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Irvine (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Lutheran religion. Concordia University Irvine (CUI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 42 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym CUI
Founded 1976
Motto Developing Wise, Honorable and Cultivated Citizens
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 1530 Concordia West
Irvine (population range: 50,000-249,999)
92612-3203 California
United States
T +1 (949) 854 8002
F +1 (949) 854 6888

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1530 Concordia West
Irvine 92612-3299
+1 (949) 854 8002
800 229 1200

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Lutheran Christian-Lutheran Lutheran Church Missouri Synod -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Concordia University Irvine's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)


  • Concordia University System
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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