Concordia University-Chicago is a private liberal arts institution based in River Forest, Illinois, with selective admissions. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and provides a curriculum focused on Jesus Christ. Popular fields of study include organizational behavioral studies, psychology, and elementary education. Concordia provides students with opportunities to volunteer on missions trips, participate in lock-ins, and enjoy Youth Ministry retreats and concerts.
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Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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Concordia Chicago is a great college with many people who want to get to know you. Despite it's flaws, such as people forming their own clicks, there is a lot of community. The classes are efficient as well.
Justin from Aurora, IL
Concordia is an awesome place to be. Most everyone you meet on campus is very focused on their relationship with God. Everyone that I have met have been extremely welcoming to new people on campus.
Melissa from Belleville, IL
concordia is wonderful. it is a great atmosphere. the people are amazing.
Kimberly from River Forest, IL
This school has many academic and athletic opportunities for students. The school also has a strong Christian tradition, and it accepts students from all races, income levels, backgrounds, etc. The school also has good professors; small class sizes also help in one's education.