Concordia University: Narrative Description

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1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612-3299
Tel: (949)854-8002
Free: 800-229-1200
Fax: (949)854-6894
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Part of The Ten-campus Concordia University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (associate's degree for international students only). Founded 1972. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $8.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3966 per student. Total enrollment: 1,834. Faculty: 180 (71 full-time, 109 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 912 applied, 67% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 1,259 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 140 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 10 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 10% 25 or older, 73% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at San Diego and Temecula Degree Completion Satellite Campuses.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.8 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $26,980 includes full-time tuition ($19,930) and college room and board ($7050). College room only: $4250. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $565 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Spiritual Life Board, Student Activities Committee, intramurals, Outreach. Major annual events: homecoming, Closing Banquet, Midnight Madness. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, lighted walkways. 1,024 college housing spaces available; 945 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Concordia University Library with 85,432 books, 53,175 microform titles, 9,768 serials, 3,693 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $349,066. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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