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Concordia University Irvine Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Concordia University Irvine, the regular decision application deadline is July 27 and the application fee costs $50.

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.

Concordia University Irvine Admissions Stats at a Glance

Concordia University Irvine 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Mean SAT Score 1119
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 72%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 41%

Applying Early to Concordia University Irvine?

Concordia University Irvine does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

The Early Action deadline is February 15, which is coming up fast! Concordia University Irvine will release EA admissions decisions no later than March 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Concordia University Irvine is 0%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 78%.

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 University Irvine?

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

In 2021, Concordia University Irvine accepted 78% of all applicants, around 2,601 of the 3,327 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Concordia University Irvine, 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 University Irvine?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Concordia University Irvine

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Concordia University Irvine Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Concordia University Irvine must submit the following items. Double check with Concordia University Irvine'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) 2.8
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

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

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. 4.0. 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.

Students admitted to Concordia University Irvine have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6Concordia University Irvine considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 46% submitted a class rank. At Concordia University Irvine 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

At Concordia University Irvine, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 46%
3.75 and 3.99 17%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

Concordia University Irvine considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 72% of Concordia University Irvine's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Concordia University Irvine?

To be competitive with other Concordia University Irvine applicants, you should strive to earn between 1020 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Concordia University Irvine 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Concordia University Irvine student is 1119.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Concordia University Irvine students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Concordia University Irvine students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Concordia University Irvine?

To be most competitive at Concordia University Irvine, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Concordia University Irvine's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Concordia University Irvine students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Concordia University Irvine

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 27.

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

Concordia University Irvine Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Concordia University Irvine?

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

Does Concordia University Irvine accept transfer credits?

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

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Concordia University Irvine accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

No, Concordia University Irvine is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Concordia University Irvine's acceptance rate?

Concordia University Irvine's acceptance rate is 78%.

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

Concordia University Irvine's early decision acceptance rate was 0% in 2021.

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Concordia University Irvine Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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



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Concordia University Irvine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 27

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 27

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Concordia University Irvine is Jul 27.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Concordia University Irvine is Jul 27.

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

Concordia University Irvine ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Concordia University Irvine is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Concordia University Irvine. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Concordia University Irvine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


1020 to 1200


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Concordia University Irvine students is 1119. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Concordia University Irvine, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Concordia University Irvine.

Concordia University Irvine GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Concordia University Irvine, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.62. 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.

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