Concordia University Texas

Austin, TX, USA

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Concordia University Texas

3.80 Average Rating

Fbg, Texas

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
Academic Rigor
they have an honors program I'm excited to be joining
Dorm Life
the dorms are sooo nice! they all come with a microwave an mini-fridge, and you only have to share a bathroom with your dormmate.
Food and Dining
pretty good from what I have had attending a camp on campus
Bang for the buck
If I keep my grades up, they will give me scholarships to pay for half of my schooling.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
visiting campus? take a picture with the luther statue. also check out the bell from St. Johns (a college in kansas that closed and sent the bell and an organ to concordia)
Great for these types of students
Lutherans!!!!!
also, those who love the quiet of being surrounded by nature
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Deanna from Fort Worth, TX

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Concordia's accelerated degree program is the perfect fit for working adults. It's the simplest approach I've discovered to complete my degree timely. The classes are challenging and enjoyable.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to work hard to complete the assignments but know the faculty is fair and understanding that we are all working full time jobs and returning to school to further our careers.
Bang for the buck
Concordia has a wonderful program for working adults to complete their degree in a reasonable amount of time.
Great for these types of students
Working adults for the Fort Worth Accelerated Degree Program
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Jamie from Austin, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A great school with amazing kind people but the ways to pay are hard if you do not have the money it is mostly loans. The sports life is great and fun events to go to. The small class size is perfect to learn in.
Tips for prospective students
You will not love this school if you do not love the small class size. I would be cautious in taking out many loans and attend if you can afford it properly. I would get involved in this school there will be many things to get involved in and you will help many people.
Academic Rigor
I think many classes are academically tough but can definitely handle if you were able to handle regular or AP courses you just have to stay on top of your work. Be sure you take advice of upperclassmen when they help you sign up for classes. some professors are great teachers and you definitively want to learn from them then others are to rigorous.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is great compared to other older schools. With the school built in 2008 you get a great space and area for you and your roommate. No yucky community showers and you move into a room with great conditions not a broken down mess. You have easy access into the dorms. Only down fall is if you dont get close parking you are left to walk down from the parking lot and that is alot if you dont want to after a long day.
Food and Dining
The food is great but after awhile you will get bored of the same thing i suggest having your own food a few nights a week or else you will be tired of everything. There is a variety but if you're picky its not much when it comes down to it.
What to do for fun
If you get involved in intramural sports then there is something for you to do at night. The lobby is a great place for ping pong and Foosball, down in the lobby of the dorms there is also pool Foosball ping pong and everything. I would reccomend things not too far away to see around campus like Mt. Bonnell, Emma Long Park and the hiking trail there, the mall is pretty good but kind of small compared to others.
Bang for the buck
At Schlotzsky's across the street from the school you get free drinks and chips if you show your id.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
you can hammock off the trees of the preserve where you're allowed.
Great for these types of students
Looking to get involved with community service and like the small campus feel where you get to know the names of the same people you see every day.
Clubs and Activities
education club, business club, service learning (community service),
Campus Safety
The campus police are great and help out with everything. They constantly are helping around campus and will help people if they need escorted around campus.
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Austin, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Concordia University has a killer nursing program! Everyone on campus is helpful, nice and the professors want you to succeed. The campus is also very beautiful with lots of trees.
Tips for prospective students
Go to class and stay organized! Plan out your 4 year college plan and make changes as needed. Utilize the free tutoring.
Academic Rigor
science courses challenging but well worth it.
Dorm Life
I don't live in the dorms.
Food and Dining
Don't have a meal plan but what I have tried tasted pretty good.
What to do for fun
lots! student activities always has something going on, like free paintball and dances.
Bang for the buck
It's is expensive but they offer scholarships to the majority of their students and the financial advisors do a lot to try to help you out.
Great for these types of students
Students who want a more one on one relationship with professors and like smaller classroom sizes.
Greek Life
none
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Kat from Austin, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Concordia University Texas is great small school, filled with great Christian people who really care. It is located on a gorgeous nature preserve, not too far from downtown Austin. I've had many great learning experiences doing service work and being a part of the community with my fellow peers.
Tips for prospective students
Watch out for snakes!
Academic Rigor
It's challenging but you are able to succeed.
Dorm Life
I don't live in the dorms.
Food and Dining
They have a wonderful selection and variety! They have vegetarian and gluten free options. They always have pizza!
What to do for fun
Play sand volleyball
Bang for the buck
I love the location!
Great for these types of students
Christian leaders.
Greek Life
None.
Campus Safety
Wonderful campus police, very friendly and welcoming!
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Voneshia from Pineville, LA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I would rate this campus on a scale of 1 through 5 a 4. The people here are very caring but it is a small campus. Overall it is a very nice campus and a good place to get good knowledge of family.
Tips for prospective students
If you want to learn the value of family, this is the place to come. If you like every sport besides football, this is the place to come.
Academic Rigor
The academics are straight to the point. All the professors want from the student is to be communicative. If you do that, the bond between you and the teacher will turn out great.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is neat and respectful of your privacy. They have simple rules for each age range.
Food and Dining
The food is pretty good. They try to have different foods for taste everyday. The drink stations are clean and they have plenty of desserts.
What to do for fun
Check out the different parks available and check out down town!
Clubs and Activities
The women's basketball team and administration is wonderful and they are conference champions!
Campus Safety
The campus is secured by real police and they are doing their jobs like this is an average environment but a little less strict because it is a college but if you do the wrong thing, they will address it the situation like real cops!
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Xzavier from Arlington, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Its a loving place, where everyone is cared for mentally and emotionally. My school is like a close nit family, wanting you to succeed at every turn in life. To sum it all up My school is perfect for me.
Tips for prospective students
Dont be afraid to step out of the box, live a little. You only get one chance to do this so do it to the maximum.
Academic Rigor
Its not the type of place where you want to slack around. You will get left behind
Dorm Life
The dorm life is fun due to the fact that everyone wants to meet everyone
Food and Dining
Always something new in the cafe.
What to do for fun
Go out and enjoy the city, or play some sand volleyball at the dorms
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nontraditional student

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Concordia is a friendly, small school with professors who care. Class sizes are small, allowing students and instructors to get to know one another, and facilitating high quality instruction. The campus is beautiful.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be shy about keeping in frequent contact with instructors and administrators at Concordia. They want to get to know you, and you will find that your educational experience is much smoother with good communication.
Dorm Life
I live off campus.
Food and Dining
The dining hall is good and reasonably priced!
What to do for fun
Austin is a great town for young people. If you're sporty or outdoorsy, you will never run out of places to visit and activities to try. If you're into music, you can catch live shows any and every day of the week. The greater challenge may be staying in to study!
Bang for the buck
It's a private school. It's pricey. That being said, they offer a lot of financial aid, and there's a big world of scholarships out there.
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Matthew from Conroe, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Concordia University Texas is unique. It gives the size of a small school, with the education value that rivals any major 4 year university. One word describes Concordia University Texas best, family.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to become invloved or go to the many on campus social gatherings that Student Life organizes. Utilize the library, it provides top notch services such as a law database that usually is only available once you get to law school, and not to mention free printing.
Academic Rigor
Just because size is compromised at this university don't make the assumption that the academics are as well. It is the exact opposite here, because of the small classroom size students get more direct attention in all classes which is very useful to incoming freshmen that may not grasp the material as quickly.
Dorm Life
Dorm life definitely stands apart from the typical on campus housing that most students encounter. Each dorm room is occupied by only 2 students, with furniture already provided. The RA's are wonderful and very understanding, there are few if any issues ever when it comes to living on campus. In addition to great RA's there are also many social gatherings planned for the students who choose to live on campus like various movie and game nights along which are always coupled with plenty of free food.
Food and Dining
The cafe provides wonderful food choices that are not only healthy but delicious as well. Along with the cafe there is an on campus Starbucks that never fails to give great service.
What to do for fun
Student lounge has pool tables ping pong tables along with flat screen tvs. There is a gym and basketball court that's not only accessible to student athletes but students as well. Many sites to see and enjoy that are minutes away from campus such as dining and lake Travis.
Bang for the buck
Majority of services and accommodations usually only found at larger universities.
Great for these types of students
Social students with big aspirations that want a small school in the perfect college town, Austin, Texas.
Campus Safety
Campus security is on call and available 24/7 even on holidays and provide escorts during the evening hours for all students or faculty that request it. Security is always on patrol and take their jobs serious so safety is not an issue at all.
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Meliza from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Concordia is great place to learn.
Concordia has made it possible to get a degree and work fulltime.
Concordia University-Texas has been a blessing in my life.
Tips for prospective students
One thing at a time!!!
Academic Rigor
Give yourself plenty of time to work on your assignments.
Food and Dining
Plenty of restaurants in the area.
What to do for fun
Go to Seaworld.
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