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Concordia University Chicago Admission Requirements

River Forest, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Concordia University Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Chicago
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Concordia University Chicago and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Concordia University Chicago is 79%.  It ranks #43 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Concordia University Chicago is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,759 out of 4,786 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 990/1180 ACT 19/25). Concordia University Chicago typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. 7% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Concordia University Chicago application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Concordia University Chicago. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 68% of students submitted SAT scores and 47% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Concordia University Chicago SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
990-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
68%
SAT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Concordia University Chicago typically prefers 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 890. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Concordia University Chicago ranks #18 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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 Chicago admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >88%
1085 to 1180 Avg + 79%-88%
990 to 1085 Avg - 66%-79%
895 to 990 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 895 Low <51%
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Concordia University Chicago ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
47%
ACT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Concordia University Chicago regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Concordia University Chicago.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Concordia University Chicago admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >88%
22 to 25 Avg + 79%-88%
19 to 22 Avg - 66%-79%
16 to 19 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 16 Low <51%
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Concordia University Chicago GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.1
Typical High School Grades 
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Concordia University Chicago. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Concordia University Chicago was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #49 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Concordia University Chicago accepts 79% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Concordia University Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,570 2,216 4,786
Accepted 2,062 1,697 3,759
Acceptance Rate 80% 77% 79%
Enrolled 122 144 266
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 6% 8% 7%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
238

Applicants have 238 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 Chicago is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Concordia University Chicago Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Concordia University Chicago
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=144351 IPEDS survey data for Concordia University Chicago.

FAQs

Does Concordia University Chicago prefer SAT or ACT?

68% of students submit their SAT scores to Concordia University Chicago. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Concordia University Chicago?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Concordia University Chicago. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Concordia University Chicago?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1180. 68% 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 Chicago?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.