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Concordia Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Concordia, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 15 and the application fee costs $60. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Concordia?

Concordia College-New York does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Concordia will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15. Concordia accepts about 9% of early action applicants* and 78% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Concordia admitted 13 of the 144 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Concordia?

Concordia is amoderately difficult school to get into. Concordia evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Concordia accepted 78% of all applicants., around 738 of the 942 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Concordia, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Concordia?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Concordia

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Concordia 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Concordia must submit the following items. Double check with Concordia's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Other Requirements
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Concordia?

Students admitted to Concordia have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. Concordia does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Concordia is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2019, 57% of Concordia's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Concordia?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Concordia students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Concordia students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Concordia?

To be most competitive at Concordia, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Concordia's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Concordia students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Concordia College-New York

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Concordia.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Concordia during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Concordia Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Concordia?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Concordia.

Does Concordia accept transfer credits?

Concordia accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Concordia accepts:

CLEP subject tests Excelsior College Examinations

Does Concordia accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Concordia accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Concordia?

No, Concordia is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Concordia's acceptance rate?

Concordia's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Concordia?

The early action acceptance rate at Concordia was 9% in 2021.

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Concordia Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

78%

How hard is it to get into Concordia? Concordia is a somewhat selective institution. The Concordia acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.

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Concordia Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Concordia is Mar 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Concordia is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Concordia ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Concordia is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Concordia. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Concordia SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

450 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 560

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Concordia GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.17

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Concordia, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.17. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,597

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,900

Out-of-State

$32,900

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 15
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