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Portland, Oregon

Concordia University-Portland Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Concordia University Portland

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
48.6%
Admission Difficulty for Concordia University Portland
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Concordia University-Portland and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,301 out of 2,675 applicants were admitted making Concordia University-Portland a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Concordia University Portland typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% 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-Portland SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
59%
SAT Scores for Concordia University Portland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Concordia University Portland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Concordia University Portland typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. 59 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Concordia University Portland admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >62%
1110 to 1170 Avg + 49%-62%
1050 to 1110 Avg - 36%-49%
990 to 1050 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 990 Low <25%
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Concordia University-Portland ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Concordia University Portland
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Concordia University Portland
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Concordia University-Portland regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Concordia University Portland.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Concordia University Portland admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >62%
21 to 24 Avg + 49%-62%
18 to 21 Avg - 36%-49%
15 to 18 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 15 Low <25%
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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 Portland. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Concordia University Portland was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Oregon for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Concordia University-Portland will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Concordia University Portland students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

79% of Concordia University Portland freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Concordia University Portland students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 79%
Bottom 50% of class 21%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Concordia University Portland admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,861 814 2,675
Accepted 926 375 1,301
Acceptance Rate 50% 46% 49%
Enrolled 153 67 220
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
287

Applicants have 287 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Concordia University-Portland before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Concordia University Portland and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Concordia University Portland
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=208488 IPEDS survey data for Concordia University Portland.