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Irvine, California

Concordia University-Irvine Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.8%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Irvine
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Concordia University-Irvine and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #57 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,468 out of 3,995 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Concordia University Irvine typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Concordia University-Irvine SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Concordia University Irvine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Concordia University Irvine admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >74%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 62%-74%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 49%-62%
935 to 1030 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 935 Low <36%
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Concordia University-Irvine ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
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 27
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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #40 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 43 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
27 and Above Good >75%
23 to 27 Avg + 62%-75%
20 to 23 Avg - 51%-62%
17 to 20 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 17 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #48 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Concordia University-Irvine accepts 62% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Concordia University Irvine admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,585 1,410 3,995
Accepted 1,648 820 2,468
Acceptance Rate 64% 58% 62%
Enrolled 193 126 319
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 15% 13%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Concordia University-Irvine. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.