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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...

Cynthia Saavedra

I've grown a lot personally in my time at CUC. I've learned how to use the leadership skills that I didn't know I had and how to advocate for myself, and I've come to realize that there's always someone there to help.

Ryan Weseloh

Before I came here, if you had told me I would be Jump Start orientation leader, FRE peer mentor and undergraduate student ambassador, I would never have believed it. I have really developed and come into my own at CUC.

Caleb Akers

I chose Concordia–Chicago because I felt more at home here. During my senior year in high school, I came to campus for an individual visit. Going into the visit, I was hoping that CUC would be the right place for me—that visit confirmed my hopes.

Cari Geyer

I'm able to take my hands-on learning back to the classroom to discuss topics with other students and the deaconess director, and we're able to learn from each other.

Jaya Joseph

As an FRE mentor, I have the opportunity to be a leader, helping freshmen adjust to college. I'm really excited to be in the position to help other students in that way.

Drew Wiggenhorn

Being at CUC has helped me see that faith is not just about a belief—it’s a lifestyle. At CUC, you see faith in action all the time. Having all of these spiritual life opportunities helps me stay strong in faith and in serving others.