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Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL

At A Glance

Main Address

7400 Augusta St

River Forest, IL 60305-1402

www.cuchicago.edu

Admission Office

7400 Augusta Street

River Forest, IL 60305-1499

(877) 282-4422

Fax : (708) 209-3473

admission@cuchicago.edu

Contact : Gwen Kanelos

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

College Board Code: 1140

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 49.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,477

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 394

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 80.0%

Average financial aid package : $26,336.00

In-State Tuition : $32,880.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $32,880.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Oct 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Aug 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Dec 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 10 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 49.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 73.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 17.0%
Education : 17.0%
Parks And Recreation : 14.0%
Health Professions : 11.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Theology and Religious Vocations : 5.0%

Associates
Business/Marketing : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Corporate Communications B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General C
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B M
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B D M
Education, General B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Reading Teacher Education M
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Secondary School Administration/Principalship M
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B M
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology M
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B D M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physical Sciences B

Psychology
Counseling Psychology M
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General M
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Religious Education B M
Religious/Sacred Music B M
Theology/Theological Studies B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Commercial and Advertising Art B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B M
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Student-Designed Major

Accelerated Program

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

85 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : early childhood education laboratory school, curriculum center (teacher's resource), human performance laboratory

Geographic Location : 10 miles from Chicago.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,477

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 394

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,462

Graduate enrollment : 4,494

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 73.0%

Out of state students : 27.0%

Part Time students : 7.0%

Percentage of males : 41.0%

Percentage of females : 59.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 13.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 32.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 45.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Spectator

Student Newspaper URL : http://cuchicago.edu/experience/organizations/the-spectator/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 58.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 38.0%

Housing Options

Special Housing For International Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : Aug 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Cougars

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Chaplain/spiritual director

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Lacrosse

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : floor hockey


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 5,024

Admitted : 3,818

Enrolled : 395

Less selective 76.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

SAT Subject Test scores must be received before orientation for fall-term admission.

A note from the college

School achievement record most important, particularly in college preparatory courses. SAT/ACT considered, personal statement is optional.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 25.0%

Top Quarter : 45.0%

Top Half : 78.0%

Bottom Half : 22.0%

Bottom Quarter : 6.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 9.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 17.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 31.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 17.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 21.0%

500 - 599 : 50.0%

400 - 499 : 26.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 17.0%

500 - 599 : 57.0%

400 - 499 : 24.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 27.0%

18 - 23 : 59.0%

12 - 17 : 6.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 31.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 26.0%

18 - 23 : 51.0%

12 - 17 : 15.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: The University normally will grant credit for above‐average scores on the Advanced Placement Examination of The College Board. Test scores of 3 or better in any of several subject areas will receive 55      college credit. Arrangements for taking the Advanced Placement test should be made during the senior high school year through the high school counselor

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Science Lab

0

2

Social Studies

0

2

Foreign Language

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 68.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 47.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

500 - 580

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

490 - 590

ACT Composite

20 - 25


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ART 1100

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 2012

All

5

8

BIO 2011 and BIO 2012

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MAT 2500

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MAT 2500 and MAT 2600

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHE 2211 or CHE 2200

All

5

8

CHE 2211 and CHE 2212

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

--*

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 1100

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

EAS 1105

All

European History

3

3

HIS 1110 or HIS 1120

All

5

6

HIS 1110 and HIS 1120

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GER 2101

All

4

6

GER 2101 and GER 2102

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEO 1200

All

Latin

3

--*

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 2200

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 2100

All

Music Theory

3

--*

--

All

Physics B

3

4

PHY 2211

All

4

8

PHY 2211 and PHY 2212

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 2000

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

15

SPA 1111, SPA 1112, SPA 2113 and SPA 2114

All

4

18

SPA 1111, SPA 1112, SPA 2113, SPA 2114, SPA 3010

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

21

SPA 1111, SPA 1112, SPA 2113, SPA 2114, SPA 3010 a

All

Statistics

3

3

MAT 2000

All

Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio

3

3

ART 1210

All

Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio

3

3

ART 1310

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 1500

All

World History

3

6

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

47

3

American Literature

46

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

49

3

Biology

48

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

41

4

Chemistry

49

4

College Algebra

45

3

English Literature

46

3

French I

42

6

French II

45

12

German I

37

6

German II

42

12

History of United States I

45

3

History of United States II

45

3

Human Growth and Development

45

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

52

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

47

3

Introductory Business Law

51

3

Introductory Psychology

47

3

Introductory Sociology

47

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

44

3

Principles of Management

46

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

41

3

Spanish I

45

6

Spanish II

50

12

Western Civilization I

46

3

Western Civilization II

47

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 74.0%

% of loans / jobs : 26.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 92.0%

% Judged to have need : 93.0%

% that were offered aid : 93.0%

% that had need fully met : 14.0%

% of need met : 80.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $26,336.00

Avg non need-based aid : $20,343.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $22,770.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,244.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $28,280.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Dec 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Aida Asencio-Pinto

Financial aid office phone : (708) 209-3113

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $956.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Presidential Honors: full tuition; selection by essay; 5 per year. Presidential Scholarships: up to $12,000; selection by ACT and GPA. Community Awards: up to $7,000; selection by ACT and GPA. Transfer Honors: up to $10,000; selection by GPA. Music Scholarships: amount varies; selection by audition.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$32,880.00

$32,880.00

$32,880.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$32,880.00

$32,880.00

$32,880.00

Room and board:

$9,996.00

$5,850.00

$1,500.00

Books and supplies:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$800.00

$800.00

$800.00

Transportation expenses:

$600.00

$900.00

$900.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$45,476.00

$41,630.00

$37,280.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$45,476.00

$41,630.00

$37,280.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 15

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 247

Transfers admitted percentage: 98.0%

Transfers admitted: 244

Transfers enrolled percentage: 51.0%

Transfers enrolled: 126

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 73.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 27.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $32,880.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $9,996.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $5,850.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $956.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $369,223.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 29

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser