Concordia University – Irvine

Also known as Concordia University Irvine

1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA

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Concordia University System is comprised of 10 schools located throughout the United States. The schools are managed by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and enroll over 29,000 students annually and are named after the Book of Concord. The system was established in 1992 and has grown since that time to include new campuses and programs. The schools in the system operate independently of one another, though share services and resources as needed.

All Concordia University programs include a church work program as part of the curricula, in addition to the area of study chosen by the student. Programs are taught by an experienced and qualified faculty that prepares students through solid instruction and guidance. Students will earn a certificate, associates, bachelor’s or graduate level degree upon completion.

Programs offered include:

  • Education
  • Business Management
  • Psychology
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Philosophy

Irvine Location

The Irvine branch of Concordia University System is located at 1530 Concordia West. This campus has graduated approximately four thousand students in recent years. This location offers services for students in the form of remedial education classes for licensure preparation or admissions requirements, flexible scheduling for those with irregular schedules, and career guidance to help students define their goals. To learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting cui.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Concordia University Irvine accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Concordia University – Irvine.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading453 - 550
SAT ® Math450 - 560
SAT ® Writing450 - 550
SAT ® Total Score1353 - 1660

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 25
ACT ® Math19 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Concordia University Irvine

The chances of getting accepted into Concordia University – Irvine can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants2,055
Granted Admissions1,874 (91%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled373 (20%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Concordia University – Irvine is around 3,500 students, where graduate students make up roughly 51% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $28,000-$33,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $870-$1,000 per unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$14,561
Receiving Student Loans74%$6,979

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Concordia University – Irvine may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Concordia University – Irvine is approximately 51%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years44%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Concordia University – Irvine is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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