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 5,700 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 890 - 1170, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 20 - 24. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the CUC average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.25 for accepted students. CUC accepts approximately 50% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 19% of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CUC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Concordia University-Chicago was reported as 54.4% in Fall 2013 with over 3,690 college 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 - 24
  • CUC Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into CUC, 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Concordia University-Chicago has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 52.1%
  • 2010-2011: 48.8%
  • 2011-2012: 56.6%
  • 2012-2013: 55.4%
  • 2013-2014: 54.4%
  • Projected CUC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 54.2%

How Does CUC Compare?

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The acceptance rate for CUC is two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Dominican University60.0%
Elmhurst College71.8%
North Park University52.3%
Moody Bible Institute68.6%
Robert Morris University Illinois21.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CUC (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 24
Composite Score20 - 24
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