Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine, also known as CUI, was established in 1972. It is a private university of liberal arts, and is located in Irvine, California. Originally, the institute was founded as the Christ College, Irvine. The campus of the university is spread across an area of 70 acres. CUI's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students every year. CUI provides a number of courses that lead to bachelor's and master's degrees. Adult education programs as well as online courses are also available. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Christ College
  • School of Adult Studies
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education

Concordia University competes in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The sports teams are known as the Eagles and they participate in basketball, track and field, soccer, water polo, lacrosse, volleyball, softball, baseball, cross country, swimming, and tennis.

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Contacting Concordia

Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine , CA 92612-3299

Concordia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching420curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, education courses
Liberal Arts100English language and literature, general studies, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, political science, history courses
Business and Management96business management
Therapy and Counseling39behavioral sciences, psychology
Religion and Philosophy22religious education, theology
Media19communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16health and physical education
Science11biology, chemistry
Art Studies8art studies
Drama and Performing Arts3stagecraft
Music2music performance
Computer Science and Engineering0information technology

Number of programs and degrees for Concordia in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29920
Master's degree4427
Associate's degree01

Concordia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Concordia had a total enrollment of 2,392 students (2,129 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 47%
Graduate 53%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 3%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 20%
22-24 15%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 10%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico1%

Concordia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Concordia Room and Board (2007)

Concordia offers campus housing for 963 of its 2,129 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Irvine, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

Concordia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480640
SAT Math520680
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Concordia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,930
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,930
Room and board $ 7,880
Room charge $ 4,640
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,010
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 3,800

Financial Aid:
Concordia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2070500)

Concordia Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$67,2134$73,808
Associate professorcalendar year4$63,9738$64,925
Assistant professorcalendar year13$53,1637$56,915
No academic rankcalendar year4$61,0833$59,596
All faculty totalcalendar year31$60,11222$63,265

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year4$32,9623$27,431
All faculty totalacademic year4$32,9623$27,431

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Concordia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Golden State Athletic Conference
Baseball Golden State Athletic Conference
Track Golden State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports335891

Concordia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Other
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music Performance, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, General

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What Sets Concordia Apart:

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