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?”
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...
As a commuter, I stay connected to campus through lacrosse. Being on the lacrosse team made my transition from high school into college far easier than I would have ever expected. Going into college everything is brand new, it’s nothing like high school, and that’s a little bit terrifying.
Out of the schools on my list during my college search, CUC was ranked highly for sports management programs alongside Division I schools. That really helped me decide to come here.
What I really liked is that as soon as I came in they were already telling me that I needed to go observe classrooms. I didn’t think I would be entering a classroom until junior year. It was exactly what I was looking for – to dive right in and see what it’s like to be a teacher.
CUC has been so much more than my academics. It’s been a community and an environment to grow holistically. From a theological standpoint, it’s been a great place to ask questions. From a serving and living out my faith standpoint, it’s been a training ground.