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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...

John Hoffman

I love Chicago and I don't ever want to leave it, so when I saw how close CUC is to the city, that was a big factor for me.

Olivia Friedrichs

I feel that being part of an NCAA Division III athletics program helps you develop a lot of important qualities, like communication skills, teamwork, compassion and working under pressure situations.

Margaret Jones

CUC has definitely brought out a lot of leadership skills that I didn't know I had, like being good at communication and speaking with people—and realizing how much I want to serve people.

Corey Garrity

CUC has shaped and molded my faith—and added depth and substance—in incredible ways. Through the many different spiritual life opportunities on campus, my faith has deepened.

Jonah Schultz

Every professor I've had in the education program has been personally involved in my education and personally involved in my life, and my LTE professors have been involved in my spiritual life as well.

Maggie Qualter

Being at a smaller school allows me to meet all kinds of people and get involved in things that I might not be able to do at a bigger university.