Picture Life at CUC
Wonder what life is like at Concordia University Chicago? Scroll through the photos below. You'll find out our campus is a vibrant place of learning, faith and leadership.
If you like what you see, we encourage high school students, transfer students and their families to schedule a visit. Visiting campus is a great way to see firsthand the friendly atmosphere, personalized attention, opportunities and offerings at CUC. Future undergraduate students may register for a campus visit day or schedule an individual visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based, Lutheran Christian university
CUC's campus in suburban River Forest is just 10 miles from downtown Chicago
Each year, about 1,500 undergraduate students enroll at CUC—most are from Illinois and other Midwestern states, but some come from as far away as California and Florida
Did you know that CUC's student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1?
Faculty and staff are passionate about student success
CUC offers more than 100 areas of study (including bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees, and certificate programs)
16 CUC alumni have been recognized by the Golden Apple Foundation for outstanding teaching!
It's a perfect day for "hot dogs and hammies" on campus!
Our computer science teams regularly compete in IEEE coding competitions—and recently finished 2nd in the Midwest region!
All students, faculty and staff from any background are welcome to attend daily chapel services on campus
Hands-on experience in the science laboratories
Making a difference in the lives of others … preparing meal packets for hungry children
It's springtime on campus!
Students enjoy jogging around campus in beautiful, upscale, suburban River Forest
Did you know that 100% of full-time traditional undergraduate students at CUC receive financial aid?
Experience learning beyond the traditional classroom on CUC's campus
Approximately 90% of our students are employed or enrolled in graduate programs in their fields within six months of graduation!
During the academic year, the University offers students discounted tickets to theater and sporting events in Chicago
The Addison Hall Pillars at night
There are more than 45 student-led clubs and organizations that you can join
A state-of-the-art Fitness and Wellness Center recently opened on campus
With CUC's smaller campus size, your classes are just steps away from the dorms—as well as the Fitness Center, libraries and dining locations
Be a part of NCAA Division III athletics
Lacrosse is CUC's newest NCAA Division III sport for men and women
Downtown Oak Park-River Forest—with plenty of opportunities to experience great music and theater, eat out and shop—is within walking distance of campus
Host your own show on the campus radio station, WCGR
CUC students checking out "The Bean" in Chicago's Millennium Park
Perform in harmony with one of CUC's 11 music ensembles
Each fall and spring, Wind Symphony and Kapelle tour throughout the US—and they head to an international destination every four years
With the installation of new sound-isolation rooms in CUC's music practice facilities, sound is reduced to "less than a whisper"
Real-world experiences enhance your classroom learning
The Library Cafe is a great place to chat between classes
Grab some lunch at the newest dining location on campus, the Cougar Den, featuring Subway, Big Cat's Smash-n-Shake and Starbucks
Charlie T. Cougar is our University mascot
Cougar fans cheer on our basketball teams from "The Cave" in Geiseman Gymnasium
Concerts, speakers, retreats, Bible studies, fellowship events and other activities enrich the spiritual life of CUC students
Peace fire prayer vigil organized by Ministry to the World, one of CUC's student-led spiritual life ministries
Opening service for the academic year—and installation of the University's newest president, the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard—in the Chapel of Our Lord
A joyful noise
The Christopher Center for Learning and Leadership is a newer addition to CUC's 40-acre campus
The entryway of the Christopher Center, home to CUC's lab school, the Early Childhood Education Center
With CUC's smaller class sizes, you can work with your professors one-on-one
The Triangle is a popular place for students to hang out, toss around a Frisbee—or even have a hamster ball competition
Want to participate in intramural sports? We have many! … like dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, basketball and floor hockey, just to name a few
The Christopher Center library is a convenient spot for studying
A winter wonderland
With Chicago's skyline as a backdrop, CU students glide along the Skating Ribbon in Maggie Daley Park
Annual Christmas tree lighting on campus
Christmas carol sing-along
Residential students live in one of eight on-campus dorms—with the newest hall opening Fall 2017
Like playing board games? So do our students!
Yes, our football players can dance!
Check out the latest movie at a discounted price at the Lake Theatre in downtown Oak Park
Students paint the Legacy Rock just about every month. It's never washed off—just painted over so the traditions are always there.
Enjoy the fall colors on campus
The average class size at CUC is 15
There is always a place to study
A scene from "The Fantasticks" performed by The Collective theater group
Cheering is allowed and encouraged at all athletic events
Experience other cultures with study abroad opportunities in places like Italy, England, France, China and Costa Rica
Find your place and your opportunity at CUC. Be inspired!