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Concordia University-Irvine Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

65%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Irvine
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Concordia University-Irvine? The school has a 65% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,497 out of 3,839 applicants were admitted making Concordia University-Irvine a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Concordia University Irvine typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
990-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Concordia University Irvine?

Concordia University Irvine typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Concordia University Irvine admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >76%
1110 to 1230 Avg + 65%-76%
990 to 1110 Avg - 52%-65%
870 to 990 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 870 Low <39%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Concordia University-Irvine?

Admission data indicates that Concordia University-Irvine regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Concordia University Irvine.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Concordia University Irvine admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >76%
23 to 26 Avg + 65%-76%
20 to 23 Avg - 52%-65%
17 to 20 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 17 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.42
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Concordia University Irvine. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Concordia University Irvine was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Concordia University-Irvine accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Concordia University Irvine students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Concordia University Irvine admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,553 1,286 3,839
Accepted 1,698 799 2,497
Acceptance Rate 67% 62% 65%
Enrolled 269 138 407
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Concordia University Irvine and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Concordia University Irvine Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Concordia University Irvine
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=112075 IPEDS survey data for Concordia University Irvine.


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