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Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL

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Overview

Concordia University Chicago is a Comprehensive institution located in River Forest, IL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL  60305
United States
Contact Ms. Gwen Kanelos
Director of Admission
Email: gwen.kanelos@cuchicago.edu
Phone: 708-209-3101
Fax: 708-209-3473

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/corporate Communications, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Non-profit/public/organizational Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Journalism Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Levels And Methods, Other Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Criminology Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Religious Education Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Theology/theological Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,786
Applied
3,759
Accepted
1,515
Enrolled
79%
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Female Admissions

2,570
Females Applied
2,062
Females Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,216
Males Applied
1,697
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.1
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
One recommendation
Other requirements: General college preparatory program for degree seeking students

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 490 590
SAT Math 500 590
ACT Composite 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

32,660
Private
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Fees

976
Full-time student fees
10,226
Room & board
6,424
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

24,713
Avg. Financial Aid Package
27,951
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,311
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,102
Avg. Loan Aid
16,601
Avg. Grant Aid
21,200
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78.4%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,515
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 31.16%
Black or African American 11.38%
White or Caucasian 46.94%
Asian 2.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 4.13%
Other 0.87%

Gender

Male (41.72%)
Female (58.28%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 24%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Opening Service BBQ, Midnight Breakfast (fall and spring) and Homecoming Carnival

Student Services

Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Campus Ministry, College Life, Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board and Art Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
emergency call boxes

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

458
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 153
Part-time - 305
Male - 202
Female - 256
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