#4 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin

 0 Reviews



Concordia University Wisconsin overview
Location Mequon, Wisconsin
Online cuw.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University Wisconsin overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
Calculate your admission chances
Calculate your admission chances

Concordia University-Wisconsin (CUW), established in 1881, is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and situated on a 200-acre campus overlooking Lake Michigan in Mequon, Wisconsin, just 15 miles north of Milwaukee. The university offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with notable emphases on health professions, business, and education. Concordia University-Wisconsin is recognized for its inclusivity in admissions. Students at CUW can choose to live in one of the multiple residence halls on campus, designed to support academic and personal growth. The school's architecture harmonizes Collegiate Gothic styles with modern amenities, fostering a conducive learning environment. While CUW's intercollegiate athletics are not prominently acclaimed nationally, the university competes in NCAA Division III as the Falcons, with a variety of sports programs for students.

In the most recent statistical year 3,544 prospective students applied, and 2,494 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 421 enrolled in the school.  3,197 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,791 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,770 plus fees of $292. CUW is ranked 395 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












CUW is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Concordia University Wisconsin within the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

View the CollegeSimply ranking methodology.

Getting In

Admission Standards

Concordia University Wisconsin overview
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.52

Applications Accepted

Concordia University Wisconsin overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

Explore admissions requirements

Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Concordia University Wisconsin
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,200
Other Fees$292
Room and Board $12,160
Budget for Other Expenses$4,900
Total One Year Cost$52,322

Tuition and financial aid details


Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

58% within 6 years

Explore Post Graduation Outcomes

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Concordia University Wisconsin students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 40%
Health Professions 20%
Education 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 4%

View All 57 Majors

Other Colleges to Consider 

Students considering CUW are frequently interested in these similar colleges.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238616 IPEDS survey data for Concordia University Wisconsin.

Current students may use the Concordia University Wisconsin GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.