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Study at Concordia University

Concordia University, also referred to as Concordia University Chicago, is located in Augusta St. River Forest, Illinois, United States. It was established in the year 1864 and formerly known as Concordia Teachers College. Concordia University is the oldest institution under the Concordia University System. Concordia University-River Forest offers degree programs to students through the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
The athletic teams of Concordia University-River Forest are nicknamed the Cougars. Male students participate in a wide variety of sports including basketball, baseball, football, track and field, cross country, tennis, and soccer. Female students participate in softball, soccer, basketball, cross country, track and field, tennis, volleyball, and spirit groups.

Profile of Concordia University

Concordia is in River Forest, IL. River Forest is a large suburb. The school is classified as a Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod college. Concordia is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at Concordia include education and teaching.

Concordia Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at Concordia scored at least 590 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 480 to 640 in 2007.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 4, 126 students study at Concordia . Adults changing careers are relatively common at the school. Concordia is a largely female school.

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. Students at Concordia can take advantage of the school's meal plans.

Concordia Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching892superintendency and administration, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, school Counselling, social science teaching, early childhood education, . . .
Business and Management46organizational behavior, business management, marketing, accounting
Liberal Arts26English, history, Biblical languages, political science, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, general studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling17psychology, Counselling psychology
Religion and Philosophy12theology, religious music, religious education, philosophy, religion
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10exercise science, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work10social service professions, social work
Media9communication studies
Science6biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, geology
Security and Law Enforcement4criminology
Art Studies2art studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Mathematics1mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing
Drama and Performing Arts0stagecraft

Contact: Concordia

Concordia University

7400 Augusta

River Forest, IL 60305-1499

General Phone: (708) 771-8300


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