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Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%

Concordia University Chicago Admissions

The acceptance rate at Concordia University Chicago is 88%. Last year, 5,620 students applied to Concordia University Chicago and 4,935 were admitted.

Reach out to Concordia University Chicago's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Concordia University Chicago for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Concordia University Chicago Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Concordia University Chicago's admissions stats.

Concordia University Chicago 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Concordia University Chicago Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Concordia University Chicago.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Concordia University Chicago?

Concordia University Chicago may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Concordia University Chicago directly for more information about early applications.

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

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Transferring to Concordia University Chicago

For more information on transferring to Concordia University Chicago, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Concordia University Chicago Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Concordia University Chicago

What does Concordia University Chicago consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Concordia University Chicago for more information on admission factors.

Concordia University Chicago Application Requirements

To apply to Concordia University Chicago, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Concordia University Chicago'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)
Other Requirements general college preparatory program for degree seeking students
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Concordia University Chicago?

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

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Concordia University Chicago does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Concordia University Chicago

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Concordia University Chicago during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Concordia University Chicago Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Concordia University Chicago?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Concordia University Chicago.

Does Concordia University Chicago accept transfer credits?

✅ Concordia University Chicago accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Concordia University Chicago accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Concordia University Chicago?

✅ Concordia University Chicago is not test optional.

What is Concordia University Chicago's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Concordia University Chicago is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Concordia University Chicago?

🟨 Concordia University Chicago may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Concordia University Chicago Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Concordia University Chicago is Continuous processing.

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

Concordia University Chicago SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Concordia University Chicago GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Concordia University Chicago, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.18. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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