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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...

Aaron Bean

One of the reasons I chose CUC is because it's close to Chicago, where the networking and career opportunities are huge.

Hannah Luebcke

Making tie blankets and distributing them to the homeless in downtown Chicago had a big impact on me. It definitely changed my perspective about a lot of things, and it reinforced what I had learned in class to go out and experience it for myself.

Ellen Moussou

Besides there being small classes, what I find really comforting at CUC is that the professors know my name, they know me personally, and they care about me as an individual.

Justin Rink

As a CUC student, Chicago is an incredible resource, and the fact that it's so accessible is great. I love how we have this awesome campus community, but Chicago is right in our backyard.

Lizzy Eschbach

Music is really special to me and keeps me sane. As a member of the Wind Symphony, we get to tour the country, and it's amazing being able to go with this awesome group of people and perform.

Danielle Howard

I don't ever wonder why I'm here or what I'm gaining in my classes. I know it's worth the investment to be at CUC because it's preparing me for the real world.