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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...

  • more Stephanie Coil

    As an education major at CUC, I started doing field experience right away, so I was able to decide early on in my college career that teaching is really my passion.

  • more 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.

  • more 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.

  • more 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.

  • more DeAndre McLaurin

    I like that CUC is in a residential neighborhood, but there are still a lot of things to do around campus in the communities that are close by. At the same time, it's only a 20-minute trip to downtown Chicago.

  • more Joshua Nash

    I came to CUC for a football visit day and got to hang out with some of the guys from the team—it felt like home to me.

  • more Dan San Buenaventura

    I like that the computer information systems program at CUC is laid out for me, but I still have flexibility in selecting and scheduling my classes to suit me. This program leads me to where I want to be in the future.

  • more Bethany Jane Thoelke

    You really get to know your classmates and your professors, and they get to know you. Professors care about you and really want you to do well.