Concordia University-Chicago (CUC)

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CUC can be found in River Forest, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 6,800 students enrolled each year at Concordia University-Chicago.

Most of the students getting into Concordia University-Chicago had an SAT score within the range of 1010 - 1180, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 20 - 26. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the CUC average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. CUC accepts approximately 70% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 10% of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CUC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Concordia University-Chicago was reported as 74.7% in Fall 2020 with over 4,500 applications submitted to Concordia University-Chicago. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CUC ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • CUC Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Concordia University-Chicago?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Concordia University-Chicago, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for CUC has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 49.7%
  • 2017-2018: 74.7%
  • 2018-2019: 76.0%
  • 2019-2020: 74.7%
  • Projected CUC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 66.8%

How Does CUC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for CUC is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Dominican University64.3%
Elmhurst College67.9%
Northeastern Illinois University58.5%
North Park University47.6%
Moody Bible Institute94.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CUC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 590
Math510 - 590
Total Score1010 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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