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Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%

Concordia University Irvine Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Concordia University Irvine. Around 69% of applicants get into Concordia University Irvine each year. Out of 3,576 applications received in 2023, 2,467 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Concordia University Irvine, the regular decision application deadline is January 5 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Concordia University Irvine Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Concordia University Irvine 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13.9%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Concordia University Irvine Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Concordia University Irvine.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 1 5

Want to Apply Early to Concordia University Irvine?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Concordia University Irvine will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Concordia University Irvine Admissions

How To Get Into Concordia University Irvine

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

In 2022, Concordia University Irvine accepted 69% of students, approximately 2,467 from the 3,576 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Concordia University Irvine

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Concordia University Irvine

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Concordia University Irvine?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Concordia University Irvine

What does Concordia University Irvine 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
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Concordia University Irvine 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Concordia University Irvine, all applicants 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(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Concordia University Irvine have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Concordia University Irvine considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 48% submitted a class rank. At Concordia University Irvine 13.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40.6% were in the top 25% and 81.2% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Concordia University Irvine, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 24.4%
3.75 and 3.99 26.2%
3.50 and 3.74 16.3%
3.25 and 3.49 13.4%
3.00 and 3.24 11.3%
2.50 and 2.9 8.4%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Concordia University Irvine directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 Irvine 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 Irvine

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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 • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Concordia University Irvine accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

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

✅ Concordia University Irvine is not test optional.

What is Concordia University Irvine's acceptance rate?

✅ Concordia University Irvine has an acceptance rate of 69%.

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

❌ Concordia University Irvine does not offer early decision.

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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 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.


Concordia University Irvine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Concordia University Irvine is Jan 5.

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

Concordia University Irvine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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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 3.69. 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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