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Concordia University - Irvine Overview

Concordia University - Irvine is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Irvine, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Concordia University - Irvine Known For?

1,645 Full-Time Undergraduates
$27,220 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at Concordia University Irvine is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Concordia University Irvine.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Concordia University Irvine with a bachelor's degree make about $46,400 a year. That's 14% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Concordia University Irvine student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Concordia University - Irvine Rankings

College Factual ranked Concordia University Irvine as #771 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #63 out of 116 schools in California.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Concordia University Irvine has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Concordia University Irvine

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 287
Best Colleges for Veterans 337
Best Colleges for Diversity 425
Best Colleges 771
Best Colleges for the Money 1,236

Where Is Concordia University - Irvine?

Location of Concordia University - Irvine

Contact details for Concordia University Irvine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612-3203
Phone: 949-854-8002

How Do I Get Into Concordia University Irvine?

You can apply to Concordia University Irvine online at:

Admission Requirements for Concordia University Irvine

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Concordia University Irvine?

58% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Concordia University Irvine is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to Concordia University Irvine submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Concordia University - Irvine  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Concordia University - Irvine  ( 500 to 590 )
Concordia University Irvine received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Concordia University - Irvine  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Concordia University - Irvine  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Concordia University - Irvine  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford Concordia University - Irvine?

$27,220 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Concordia University Irvine is $27,220. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Concordia University Irvine

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,489 $23,162 $22,573 $29,493 $32,941

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Concordia University Irvine, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,699 a year. That adds up to $26,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Concordia University Irvine is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Concordia University - Irvine Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,645 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,853 undergraduate students at Concordia University Irvine, with 1,645 being full-time and 208 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Concordia University Irvine

There are also 2,396 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,645 full-time undergraduates at Concordia University Irvine, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Concordia University Irvine

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Concordia University - Irvine students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Concordia University Irvine Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 137
Black or African American 73
Hispanic or Latino 373
White 839
International Students 88
Other Races/Ethnicities 135

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Concordia University - Irvine. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at Concordia University Irvine. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Concordia University - Irvine

1,956 Took All Classes Online
2,563 Took At Least One Class Online
14.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Concordia University Irvine. In 2017-2018, 2,563 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Concordia University Irvine has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Concordia University Irvine

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Concordia University - Irvine was 14.2%. This is the #1,108 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Concordia University Irvine regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Concordia University Irvine majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 23%
Business, Management & Marketing 23%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 62%
Education 12%
Health Professions 27%
Instructional Media Design 47%
International Studies 31%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 5%
Liberal Arts General Studies 5%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 42%
Nursing 31%
Psychology 21%
Student Counseling 46%
Theological & Ministerial Studies 36%
Theology & Religious Vocations 44%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Concordia University Irvine ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Concordia University Irvine.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Studies #5
Student Counseling #21
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #32
Health & Physical Education #44
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #50
Instructional Media Design #52
Curriculum & Instruction #53
Theological & Ministerial Studies #62
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #74
Psychology #91
Theology & Religious Vocations #94
Educational Administration #112
Health & Medical Administrative Services #129
Liberal Arts General Studies #165
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #165
Nursing #225
Education #282
Business Administration & Management #342
Health Professions #371
Business, Management & Marketing #424

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Concordia University - Irvine Majors

In 2017-2018, Concordia University - Irvine awarded 1,096 undergraduate degrees and 2,550 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Allied Health Professions 0 12 0 0
Behavioral Science 0 33 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 99 98 0
Chemistry 0 5 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 6 20 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 30 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 209 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 7 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 0
Economics 0 1 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 214 24
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 0
General Biology 0 20 0 0
General English Literature 0 20 0 0
General Psychology 0 39 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 12 9 0
Health & Physical Education 0 36 420 0
History 0 15 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 151 0
International Studies 0 5 27 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 43 0 0
Mathematics 0 4 0 0
Music 0 13 0 0
Nursing 0 125 3 0
Physics 0 1 0 0
Religious Education 0 4 0 0
Special Education 0 0 3 0
Student Counseling 0 0 67 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 23 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 7 7 0
Total 0 1,096 2,502 48


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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