Concordia University Chicago

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world rank  3284

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University Overview

Founded in 1864, Concordia University Chicago is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of River Forest (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Concordia University Chicago (CUC) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Lutheran religion. Concordia University Chicago (CUC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 156 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CUC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CUC
Founded 1864
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 7400 Augusta
River Forest
60305-1499 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (708) 771 8300
Fax +1 (708) 209 3176

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 7400 Augusta Street
River Forest 60305-1499
(708) 2093100
866 4622873

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Lutheran Christian-Lutheran Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - www.lcms.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Concordia University Chicago's Library
Concordia University-Chicago's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 155,778 physical volumes, 6,876 physical media, 7,184 digital/electronic medium and 71 licensed digital/electronic databases. Concordia University-Chicago's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Concordia University Chicago provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 726 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Concordia University System
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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