Concordia University-Irvine (Concordia University Irvine)

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Concordia University-Irvine can be found in Irvine, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately three thousand students are enrolled at Concordia University Irvine.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1353 (25th percentile) - 1660 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Concordia University Irvine average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. Concordia University-Irvine sends acceptance letters to roughly 90 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, about 20 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Concordia University Irvine Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Concordia University-Irvine was reported as 91.2% in Fall 2013 with over 2,060 applications submitted to Concordia University Irvine. 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

  • Concordia University Irvine SAT Scores: 1353 - 1660
  • Concordia University Irvine ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Concordia University Irvine Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Concordia University Irvine is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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-Irvine has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.2%
  • 2010-2011: 63.7%
  • 2011-2012: 76.0%
  • 2012-2013: 69.5%
  • 2013-2014: 91.2%
  • Projected Concordia University Irvine Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.4%

How Does Concordia University Irvine Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Concordia University-Irvine is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vanguard University of Southern California69.8%
Laguna College of Art and Design43.3%
Soka University of America43.4%
Hope International University46.8%
La Sierra University46.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Concordia University Irvine (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading453 - 550
Math450 - 560
Writing450 - 550
Total Score1353 - 1660
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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