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...

Francisco Peralta

At CUC, we are inspired to go above and beyond. After graduation, I want to be a teacher and a mentor for younger first-generation students—I want to be a role model for them.

Kymauni Walker

As vice president of the Black Student Union, a highlight for me this year was attending a two-day leadership conference with other members of the BSU and the LSU. 

May Itzcovitch

I am part of the CUC family, and I know that I can depend on my professors to help even after I have graduated.

Mateo Porras Calle

Coach Stawski tells us that he is not just making good baseball players — he is making good people. He is interested in us academically and is always there for us.