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Concordia University-Irvine Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Concordia University Irvine

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
78%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Irvine
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Concordia University-Irvine and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Concordia University-Irvine is 78%.  It ranks #70 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Concordia University Irvine is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,601 out of 3,327 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent (SAT 1020/1210 ACT 20/26). Concordia University Irvine typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.62. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Concordia University-Irvine application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Concordia University Irvine is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Concordia University-Irvine SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
72%
SAT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Concordia University-Irvine ranks #38 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Concordia University Irvine admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >87%
1115 to 1210 Avg + 78%-87%
1020 to 1115 Avg - 65%-78%
925 to 1020 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 925 Low <50%
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Concordia University-Irvine ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
43%
ACT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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. The school ranks #36 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Concordia University Irvine.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Concordia University Irvine admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >87%
23 to 26 Avg + 78%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 65%-78%
17 to 20 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 17 Low <50%
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Concordia University-Irvine GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.62
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Concordia University Irvine?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Concordia University-Irvine. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Concordia University Irvine was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.62 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Concordia University-Irvine accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Concordia University Irvine students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

84% of Concordia University Irvine freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Concordia University Irvine students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Concordia University Irvine admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,197 1,130 3,327
Accepted 1,753 848 2,601
Acceptance Rate 80% 75% 78%
Enrolled 198 113 311
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
239

Applicants have 239 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Concordia University Irvine is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Concordia University Irvine and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Concordia University Irvine Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

FAQs

Does Concordia University Irvine prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to Concordia University-Irvine. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Concordia University Irvine?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Concordia University-Irvine. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Concordia University Irvine?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1210. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Concordia University Irvine?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.