Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, WI, USA

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Concordia University-Wisconsin
3.75 Average Rating

Ryan from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
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In three sentences
Concordia University is a very homey institution. It's baisically high school with dorms. The class sizes are small so there is one on one time with the professors and overall it's great.
Tips for prospective students
Be who you are. Don't be that person that tries to fit in. There are other people out there who are like you and those are the people you want to put yourself around because they will accept you for who you are.
Academic Rigor
Overall, the professors are very caring and helpful. They'll be more than willing to help you understand the material and homework. That's really what makes school not stressful.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is probably one of my favorite aspects of CUW. The people are quite friendly and everybody knows each other because it's a tight community. There are always little gatherings for events such as the Super Bowl, Grammys, and NBA All-Star Weekend where we all just get to know one another better and enjoy whatever is being watched.
Food and Dining
There is a wide variety of food to choose from including healthy meals. You'll have the typical burger, pizza, fries, subs and what not and it's pretty well made. There are salad and pasta bars which are the more healthier meals to choose from. We also have a shop that has Chinese food as well for the interantional flavor lovers. Then there is breakfast, lunch, and dinner being served in the main cafeteria throughout the day. There are lots of varieties to choose from depending on whatever the person craves which is great.
What to do for fun
I'm a basketball nerd so in my free time I either shoot hoops or work out in the fitness center. There are also many Student Organizations that one can join. From dance clubs, to singing clubs, to you name it and CUW has it. There is always something for someone to do around campus. If you cant find anything to do, I suggest you head to what we call The Nest and get something to eat.
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Timothy from Sterling Heights, MI

a current student here
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In three sentences
An amazing place to study, whether you want to do it in the library, or outside, looking at the lake. The academics are challenging, yet the teachers, and fellow students are friendly and encouraging. A great place to learn about Christ and all he did for us.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to keep up with your grades. The teachers wil help as long as you ask, but that does not mean it will be easy. A great learning environment.
Academic Rigor
Challenging academics, as long as you want them to be, yet not so hard that you can't keep up with them
Dorm Life
Friendly RAs and RDs, that are always willing to help solve problems, and become friends. Great dorms, Concordia is willing to expand and improve
Food and Dining
Lots of choice, and lots of different things to eat, but it isn't home cooked meals, and for that it does get old after a while
Bang for the buck
Very expensive and it is rather hard to pay the tuition, but once you do it's a great time to spend learning, and thinking
Campus Safety
Not the best Campus Safety, but in this small Christian environment it doesn't need to be.
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Marissa from Beaver Dam, WI

a current student here
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In three sentences
Concordia is a great community to be a part of. You are able to get to know your professor and he/she to get to know you to help you with the course you are taking because of the smaller classrooms, the campus is wonderful by Lake Michigan, and you can definitely grow in your faith and relationships with others.
Tips for prospective students
If you are looking for smaller classrooms and personable professors, then Concordia is right for you. I have been here for 3 years already and have loved every minute of it. I came to Concordia for the loving environment that was portrayed, the beautiful campus (we are right by Lake Michigan so you can see the view of the lake and we have our own bluff with a beach where students are able to have bonfires on occasion), the small classrooms with the personable professors, and because it was a Lutheran school. If you are looking for these things then Concordia is right for you. There are many opportunities to get involved and my advice to you is to get involved as much as you can, because that is where you begin to build relationships with the people you come across with at your time at Concordia.
Academic Rigor
Concordia is set on helping you with your academic goals. If you are struggling with a class or two, you can get a free tutor provided by the school. If you need help starting a paper, revising or editing it, or even need help with the formatting or style, the writing center is available for free to help you with that. Also, if you have a learning disability of some sort Concordia and its professors will work with you to achieve your goals academically.
Dorm Life
Even if you live close to campus, I suggest that you stay on campus for at least a year. I am going to be a senior this coming 2012-2013 school year and I have lived on campus for 3 years. You meet so many great people living on campus and I can say that I have found friends that I will keep in touch with after we all graduate. Living on campus is also convenient, because the dorms are connected to the whole campus either by hall ways or underground tunnels so you don't have to go outside if you don't want to. Its a little easier to get to classes and easier to get to on campus activities that go on during the school year.
Food and Dining
Concordia has great food and food choices. We have our cafeteria which is a buffet style with a salad bar and an ice cream bar (similar to cold stone creamery). We are currently building a student union for the 2012-2013 academic school year where we will have more choices of food similar to a food court style.
What to do for fun
There are many different things to do on campus and even off campus if you want to drive. We live about a half hour away from Milwaukee where you can do all sorts of different things. For on campus, we have CAB (campus activity board) that does a lot of different activities on campus and even off. They plan different events that include movie nights, dances, brewer game outings, etc. We also have different groups you can get involved with like SGA (student government association), Sports, and we have different groups connected to our Campus Ministry team that helps you grow in your faith and lets you give back to your community.
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Taylor from Waupaca, WI

a current student here
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In three sentences
Concordia is a community oriented university interested in the success of all of its past, present, and future students. This university is constantly trying to update, remodel, and stay up to date with the latest and nicest facilities and technology. Professors are friendly and care about the success of the students.
Tips for prospective students
Students looking to attend Concordia should be aware of the services the school provides and take advantage of the advisors. Prospective students should not be afraid and enjoy the people here because it is a truly safe environment.
Academic Rigor
Concordia obviously has a difficult curriculum like any other university, but the academic services, available tutoring, and teachers make it easy to understand.
Dorm Life
All of the dorms at Concordia and smoke and alcohol free, have quiet hours, and opposite sex hours. With that said, I haven't experienced any problems living in the dorms here and all of the dorms and buildings are connected so you never have to go outside. All of the dorms have a special quality, some have bathrooms, some are suites, some are very large, and some have living rooms and individual rooms.
Food and Dining
There are currently four options for dining and I heard we are looking to expand. There is a coffee shop, sub/ soup/ ice cream shop, cafeteria with numerous options, and a grill. The hours on weekends are not very convenient though.
What to do for fun
The campus activity board is always looking to put on an event for students. We have dances, hypnotists, bands, Deal or No Deal, zumba, kickboxing, movies, and more. There is also a beach and bluff which provide a great place to exercise, take photos, or enjoy the weather.
Bang for the buck
I think Concordia is worth what I pay for it because I know they will always be there to provide me with resources for job searches and the environment of the school is great.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is chapel every day at 9:30am in which many professors, staff, and students attend.
Great for these types of students
Concordia is great for students who are very community oriented, religious, and looking for a safe and friendly environment.
Clubs and Activities
There is everything from culinary club to design to math to sports. There is something for every student.
Campus Safety
The safety of the campus is so good that sometimes campus safety is annoying or you can't get in some doors with your id.
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Kelly from Tupelo, MS

researching this school
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Will learn a lot
From what I have read, the educational aspect of this school is phenomenal. Also, I have met several people who have attended Concordia and have stressed to me how their learning experience was not like any other.
Will enjoy being here
There seems to be a lot to do on campus from zumba classes to walks on the bluff, there always seems like something to do. Also from my research I have discovered that Milwaukee is ONLY 15 minutes away!!!!! Also the students seem to be wonderful people who uplift one another. I will not know anyone at the school, but I am not worried about making friends.
Bang for the buck
Though the college seems more expensive, when you consider the grants and scholarships you will receive WHY WOULDN'T YOU ATTEND???!!!!! A little bit extra money to spend on college will pay off when you are getting a better education and furthering your faith in a nurturing environment.
Great for these types of students
Christians who want to further their faith and their education at the same time.
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Miranda from Kingsford, MI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I learned so much my first semester of college! It was a lot different than high school. You have small classes and you and the teachers take time to let you get to know everyone in your class. Also you get to know your teacher. They will know you by name at least by the end of the first month unlike other colleges where the teacher will never know you by name or who you are. The teachers are very caring and they want to see you pass. They will answer any of your questions and take time out of their day to help you. They will never let you fall behind. I would definitely recommend this school if you want to really learn everything for your major. I've had a professional tell me that their best employee was from Concordia and that they knew more than any other employee when they first started!
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love being at Concordia! It is a smaller school so you get to become very close with everyone. You will make many friends and everyone is willing to talk to you and get to know you. We have events on campus to get to meet people such as dances, movies, bonfires, and lots of other stuff! It is a beautiful campus and you are right on the water and also close to a big city if you want to go for a night out to the city. They also have intramural sports which are very fun to do. They have classes every night that anyone can go to such as zumba and kickboxing. Also, during the winter you don't have to walk outside to get to your classes! There are tunnels connecting the whole entire school. I think that anyone would fit in at this school and definitely enjoy it.
Bang for the buck
Honestly, Concordia is not any more expensive than any other University. Of course college in general is expensive. If you wanted a really cheap college a two year program at a technical college would be the way to go. If you want to attend a University however, Concordia is really priced out the same. It seems like it's more expensive by the face cover price but Concordia gives you their own scholarships and grants which makes it even out to other University's. Sometimes it's even cheaper!
Tips for prospective students
The tips that I would give prospective students it to go to social events. Don't be shy. I have not met one mean or stuck up person while being in Concordia. You will make friends. You just have to open up and let yourself be you. Talk to anyone. I would also suggest to map our your classes before you go the next morning because on your first day you may get a little confused! If you walk around the campus enough you will learn the whole campus in no time! I would really also suggest tutoring for classes you are struggling with. I was never tutored in high school and never thought I would need to be. I took advanced anatomy and physiology my first year at Concordia and tutoring really helped me get an A in the class. You can get practice tests from tutoring that help you understand what you know and what you need to work on. Another suggest would be for your meal plan to pick the meal plan with 10 meals a week and 400 Falcon Points. I think that, that is the best meal plan to go with. You will have enough points and not have to worry about running out at the end of the semester. However, if you want to eat breakfast in the cafeteria everyday I would suggest the 15 meals a week and 200 falcon points. I hope that helped!
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Elizabeth from Whitefish Bay, WI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I am studying occupational therapy and could not be more pleased with the academic portion of my Concordia experience. I was able to begin taking classes related to my major in my freshman year, instead of having to finish a lot of prerequisites first. The small class sizes make it very easy to get to know your professor and to get help from them whenever you need it.
Am enjoying being here
I love the students and there are many opportunities for involvement and on-campus activities. However, the campus basically shuts down on the weekends- although they are working to fix this. Also, Mequon is not a great college town, but they are also working on ways to make Mequon more of a community for Concordia students. Overall, it's a great campus.
Bang for the buck
I could have gone somewhere cheaper, but I am happy with my academic program and with the amount of financial aid I am receiving. I also feel that getting a degree from Concordia will put me in a better position to find a job I am happy with than if I had gone to a public, less expensive school.
Tips for prospective students
Bring a car to campus. If you don't, you will have almost nothing to do on campus, and there is not a lot within walking distance. If you don't have a car, make friends with someone who does, quickly. If you like coffee, bring your own coffee maker because the coffee shop is closed on weekends.
Great for these types of students
Concordia has many great opportunities open to every type of student. Those who are not happy at Concordia are not happy because they do not search out activities that they are interested in and get involved with them. Get involved as soon as you can! If you want a party school, don't go to Concordia. If you want a great sense of community, small class sizes, and a great education, choose Concordia.
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Samantha from Hartford, WI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The professors at Concordia are very willing to make time to individually get to know their students. This makes it comforting to be able to utilize their office hours, meeting them outside of class to ask additional questions and recieve the needed help. The tutoring program at Concordia was also very helpful for me because you are getting the help that you need, on your schedule, with a current student. Knowing that this person was once in your spot makes it more comforting to ask questions to someone your own age, reviewing anything that you may need additional understanding on. The class sizes here make it easy to ask questions and interact not only with the professor themselves but the students as well.
Bang for the buck
Concordia's educational programs are very worth the money that you pay. Because it is a private university it is a bit more costly but it is VERY worth it. The small class sizes and the atmosphere of the school is very welcoming. Also, because of this, in contrast to a public school, you are not just a number to your professors here, they know you by name and build relationships with you as their students.
Tips for prospective students
Utilize all of your resources! They are made available to students for a reason, use them! Do not be embarassed to ask for help or to ask questions, for all you know someone else may have the same question as you do.
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Hannah from Eden Prairie, MN

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I am an education major and one of the greatest ways to see if you have the potential of becoming a great teacher is through observing and practicing. At CUW, we're provided many hours each year to go to schools, work with children, and learn through experience- not just through lecture. During class time at CUW, we still learn a lot through tips, instructions, and great strategies we can use in our future classrooms.
Am enjoying being here
I love the atmosphere here! The students here are so welcoming and kind. There are always opportunities and clubs to join to do something new, meet great people, and get away from the school work. There are movies shown, several intramural sports to play, ways to grow closer to Christ, and a gorgeous lake to gaze at and listen to. Even when it's cold out we're protected by the underground tunnels connecting the whole campus. It's a great excuse to stay in slippers all day.
Bang for the buck
Because it is a private university, it is expensive. (All universities are.) Overall, I think the quality of education given and the location of the campus makes it all worth it. The majority of dorms are in great condition and there are plans to build even better ones. There are scholarships available which makes things easier too!
Tips for prospective students
If you want to come and check the campus out, there are many tours given each week. If you want a couple days experience, there are opportunities to stay with a current student here too.
Great for these types of students
Those wanting to become teachers, nurses, or work anywhere in the business field. There are a lot of athletes too.
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Sherron from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I have gone to private schools my entire life. Since the first grade I have known the same group of people. When I graduated high school, I wanted to leave Wisconsin and try public school. I met some interesting people, but to be honest, I felt like the education I received was not worth the $30,000 I had to pay. Concordia has teachers that CARE if you pass or fail. At many public schools, the teachers don't care about pushing you. I don't feel like another face in the crowd at CUW. I feel like I matter!
Am enjoying being here
I don't know a lot of people yet, but I am hopeful. There isn't as much diversity as I would like but I know that CUW has a lot of dances and other functions outside as well as inside of school so you can meet people. I plan on going to most of them this upcoming school year. Did I mention the school is right on the lake?! Very pretty. And theyre building new additions to the school.
Bang for the buck
For a private school education, I am paying a lot less than I did for public school out of state. If you live in WI, definitly look CUW up. They have more majors that I liked, than other schools, and they also have majors that partner with sister schools. I am an art major and half of my curriculum I learn at Concordia, and the other half I get to go to an ART SCHOOL! Great bang for your buck because many art schools are very expensive.
Tips for prospective students
Reach out to teachers, and other students in your classes especially if you aren't going to live on campus. And go to school early for a tour. Believe me it helps you find your classes when it comes to the first day of school.
Great for these types of students
Students who live in WI.
Want a good education without so much financial burden.
Like small classes and caring teachers.
Want to go to an art school but cant afford it-->art majors
If you like healthy learning environments
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