Admission & Financial Aid

International Students

Concordia University Chicago welcomes students from many countries around the world who are seeking a Christian liberal arts education. The city of Chicago is a wonderful place for international students to be introduced to American culture.

We are a nationally-recognized, comprehensive liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition.  You can choose from over 100 areas of study offered through:

  • College of Arts and Sciences,
  • College of Business, 
  • College of Education, and 
  • College of Graduate and Innovative Programs 

Whatever major you choose at CUC, you will quickly become part of a community where professors are focused on teaching and student success. Our small class sizes of 20 or fewer students offer you opportunities to learn from professors who are experts in their fields and who want to help you achieve your goal of a college degree.  Professors give freely of their advice and expertise and often provide insights for meaningful internships.  At Concordia, our professors are focused on you.

With an enrollment of more than 5,000 students, our graduates are well-prepared for lives of service and leadership in their chosen professions.  Concordia-Chicago graduates create a lasting impact in communities and organizations in which they serve.

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to determine whether CUC is right for you. Explore the following pages to learn more about the CUC Experience, our excellent academic programs, admission requirements and how to apply


Concordia-Chicago is here to assist you.

  • Undergraduate admission questions? Please feel free to call us toll-free at 1-877-282-4422 or email admission@cuchicago.edu if we can answer any further questions for you.

  • Graduate admission questions? Feel free to contact us any time at grad.admission@CUChicago.edu or call (708) 209-4093.

How to Apply

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Video: The Professors, An International Perspective

Video: CUC International Students – Introducing the CUC Campus