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Concordia University Chicago Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Concordia University Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Chicago
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Concordia University Chicago and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,818 out of 5,024 applicants were admitted making Concordia University Chicago an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Concordia University Chicago typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Concordia University Chicago SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Concordia University Chicago admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >84%
1080 to 1170 Avg + 76%-84%
990 to 1080 Avg - 65%-76%
900 to 990 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 900 Low <52%
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Concordia University Chicago ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Concordia University Chicago
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
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 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 18 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 #26 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Concordia University Chicago.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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 >86%
22 to 25 Avg + 76%-86%
20 to 22 Avg - 67%-76%
18 to 20 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 18 Low <58%
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Concordia University Chicago GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.02
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 3.02 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #47 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.02 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Concordia University Chicago accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Concordia University Chicago students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Good
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 15% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

64% of Concordia University Chicago freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Concordia University Chicago students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 9%
Top 50% of class 64%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Concordia University Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,854 2,170 5,024
Accepted 2,197 1,621 3,818
Acceptance Rate 77% 75% 76%
Enrolled 191 204 395
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 13% 10%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
247

Applicants have 247 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Concordia University Chicago Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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?

76% 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 1170. 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 20 and 25. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.