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...

Michelle Hennig

Concordia–Chicago is the only university that offers a full deaconess program at the undergraduate level. It's a small program, so we can really connect and learn from each other. 

Zach "Kentucky" Adamec

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. 

Mark Jungo

I like studying computer science at CUC because the professors are all really knowledgeable, and they have so much experience. Plus, the professors really care about their students.

Zoe Martinez

As education students at CUC, we get right into the field with our observation hours—I love that I got to experience that right away as a freshman.