About Concordia

Based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago provides a Christian education in the Lutheran tradition. Whether enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs, Concordia University Chicago students are part of a learning community where:

  • Professors are passionate about their teaching and student success 
  • Programs are offered in relevant fields to meet emerging needs of society
  • Students are individually challenged
  • Real-world experiences and meaningful internships are plentiful for undergraduates and graduate students
  • Christian values are put into practice
  • Students of various faiths are welcomed to a caring, Christian educational environment

Here are perspectives from some of our current students when asked “Why Concordia?”

Why Concordia

Undergraduate students choose Concordia University Chicago because CUC meets their goals for:

  • Practical preparation for a satisfying career

  • Hands-on experiences that qualify them for the best graduate programs

  • Critical thinking and communication skills that last a lifetime

But it’s not just about the destination—they also choose CUC so they can be inspired during their collegiate career and beyond. Read what our students are saying about CUC...

Harry Grimes

We’re wanted here, and we’re encouraged to find out who we are and let that show. I’ve grown so much as a person, in my faith, my work ethic and my integrity.

DeAnna Wilson

After I graduate, I would like to find a job as a newscaster, and I would also like to give back and help CUC because the University has made an impact on my life. 

Noah Lange

All of the business professors care that you're going to do well and be prepared for the work world after college. They care about your success, not just as a student, but also in your life.

Ari Osvath

Before college, I was more of a follower and went along with things. Now, whenever there's a chance, I take the initiative. I've really gained that from being a student at CUC.