#12 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

Concordia University Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Concordia University Ann Arbor overview
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
Online cuaa.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University Ann Arbor overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Concordia University-Ann Arbor is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, located in the vibrant college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, within close proximity to the metropolitan area of Detroit. Founded in 1963, the university provides an intimate campus environment characterized by a mixture of modern and traditional architecture, with a range of facilities catering to academic and student life, including residential housing for those opting for on-campus living. Concordia University-Ann Arbor offers a breadth of undergraduate, graduate, and accelerated learning programs, with a particularly strong emphasis on health sciences and teacher education. Its academic profile is marked by a moderately selective admissions process. The university is a part of the NAIA and competes in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, but is not specifically recognized for athletic dominance.

In the most recent statistical year 1,962 prospective students applied, and 1,377 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 224 enrolled in the school.  978 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 225 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,770 plus fees of $212. Concordia University-Ann Arbor is ranked 758 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Concordia University-Ann Arbor is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Concordia University Ann Arbor overview
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.19

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Concordia University Ann Arbor
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,200
Other Fees$212
Room and Board $12,160
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$50,842

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Concordia University Ann Arbor students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Work and Family Studies 18%
English and Literature 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Foreign Languages 6%

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