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 four 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 990 (25th percentile) - 1210 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (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 2.89 - 3.33. Concordia University-Irvine sends acceptance letters to roughly 70 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, about 13 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Concordia University Irvine Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Concordia University-Irvine was reported as 70.8% in Fall 2020 with over 3,730 college 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 ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • Concordia University Irvine Average GPA: 2.89 - 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Concordia University-Irvine has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.0%
  • 2017-2018: 58.4%
  • 2018-2019: 61.8%
  • 2019-2020: 70.8%
  • Projected Concordia University Irvine Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 60.6%

How Does Concordia University Irvine Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Concordia University-Irvine is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vanguard University of Southern California49.5%
Laguna College of Art and Design81.0%
Soka University of America40.1%
Hope International University36.8%
La Sierra University55.2%

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 Concordia University Irvine (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math500 - 610
Total Score990 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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