#26 Best Private Colleges in California

Concordia University Irvine

Irvine, California

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Concordia University Irvine overview
Location Irvine, California
Online cui.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University Irvine overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Concordia University-Irvine (CUI), nestled in the city of Irvine, offers a suburban atmosphere within close proximity to the metropolitan resources of Los Angeles. This private, Lutheran-affiliated university, founded in 1976, emphasizes liberal arts education combined with professional studies. The campus is characterized by its modern architecture and provides on-campus housing options to foster a close-knit living-learning community. Academically, CUI is known for its Nursing, Business, and Education programs, attracting a diverse undergraduate student body. Its application process is moderately selective, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential. While Concordia Irvine's athletic teams, known as the Eagles, compete in the NCAA Division II, they are notably recognized in sports such as basketball and soccer.

In the most recent statistical year 3,576 prospective students applied, and 2,467 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 344 enrolled in the school.  3,024 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 720 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $39,330 plus fees of $850. Concordia University-Irvine is ranked 472 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Concordia University-Irvine is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Concordia University Irvine overview
SAT 1030/1260
ACT 21/29
GPA 3.61

Applications Accepted

Concordia University Irvine overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Concordia University Irvine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$850
Room and Board $12,770
Budget for Other Expenses$3,370
Total One Year Cost$57,420

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Concordia University Irvine students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 19%
Health Professions 15%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Communication 8%

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