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Concordia College New York
Founded in 1881, Concordia College-New York is a four-year, coeducational institution offering a Christ-centered,...

Concordia College New York

Bronxville, New York

Concordia College is a small, diverse, co-educational liberal arts college located in suburban Westchester County, New York. Concordia aspires to enhance the lives of students by weaving together academics, vibrant student life, experiential learning opportunities, co-curricular programs and campus spiritual life into a tapestry of life-long learning.


Concordia is the perfect home for students who actively participate in their education, want to be involved in lots of activities, seek a broad-based education, want to be part of a Christian-based community and near New York City.



Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
958 undergraduate students
84% of undergrad students are full time
32% male — 68% female
20% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
52 full-time faculty
96 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

60% of all Concordia students live on campus

School Location

A smart, fun, and safe place to attend college, Concordia’s beautiful campus is set in affluent Westchester County, just 30 minutes from New York City.

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences  
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

Retention Fall 2015

71% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2015

41% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 13%
Hispanic/Latino 22%
Black or African American 16%
White 32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 8%


NCAA Division II
The Concordia Clippers compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Varsity sports include: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf soccer and tennis for men, and basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women.

30% of students are athletes

Other Information

Concordia College New York is a 4-year, private, liberal arts, Christian-based college that was founded in 1881.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Biology (Health/Environmental Related Fields Research)
Business (Accounting, Business Administration, International Management; IACBE accredited)
Education – CAEP/NCATE accredited (Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood Generalist, Five-Year Combined B.A. and M.S.Ed.)
English (Literature, Writing)
Exploring Students (Undeclared)
Health Studies (Health Studies, Radiologic Technologies)
International Studies
Liberal Studies (Art, Classics, English, History, Mathematics, New Media, Communications & Digital Production, Music, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Signature Study)
Nursing – CCNE accredited (Nursing, Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate, R.N. to B.S.)
Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology)
Social Work – CSWE accredited

Graduate Programs

M.S. in Accounting
M.S. in Business Leadership
M.S. Ed. in Childhood Special Education
M.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education
M.S in Arts Management
M.S in Business Analytics
M.S. in Digital Marketing
M.A. in Digital Media

Pre-Professional Studies

Sports Management (Certificate) New York State Coaching

Also Offering

Accelerated Degree Programs for Adults
Concordia Connection
English as a Second Language
Fellow/Honors Program
Lutheran Teachers Diploma
Study Abroad

More Distinctions

  • Concordia College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Program-specific Accreditations: ARRT - Radiologic Technologies, CAEP - Teacher Education, CCNE- Nursing, CSWE - Social Work, IACBE - Business.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program School

The curriculum at Concordia College New York is ideal for students interested in interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary education. With New York City within an arm’s length away, Concordia has the ability to weave the appeal of the Big Apple into the advantages of a small school environment.

Concordia students encounter a community where questions are as important as answers. With a curriculum where all fields of knowledge intersect, they gain real-world experiences that alter the course of their lives. The school’s liberal arts philosophy is built on the history of human experience, supporting a Christian community in which the multicolored fabric of diversity thrives.

Student activities, services with students in mind, and a rich spiritual life are all components of everyday life. The student experience includes:

Favorite Events

Homeless Runs; Band Bash; Midnight Pancake Stress Break; Talent Shows; Campus Coffee House & Open Mic Night, Monte Carlo Night, Homecoming

Typical Involvement

Residence Assistant; lead role in a production; fullback for soccer; yearbook photographer; blood drive coordinator; intramural dodgeball champ; soprano in Choir.

Activities Offered

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band  
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band  
Literary magazine  
Marching band  
Model UN X
Music ensembles X
Musical theater  
Pep band  
Radio station  
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station  
Yearbook X

Concordia students enjoy individualized interaction with their professors in a small, supportive community where educators focus on each student’s interest and goals, educational programs are tailored to each student, and students are much more than just a number.

Students can expect nothing but the best from professors. Faculty are accomplished scholars and researchers, dedicated to the student’s experience, rather than their own. 75% of faculty holds the highest possible degree.

Whether they walk a student through a theory, help in landing an internship in the city, share a cup of coffee while chatting about finals, or helping to organize a community service project, if one aspires to become a person of confidence, character, and courage, Concordia’s faculty are available for guidance.

Concordia’s beautiful, residential campus is set in the tranquil village of Bronxville. The century-old campus features nearly 30 buildings, including original “College Gothic” structures designed by the architect who designed Ellis Island, a world-class worship and performance hall, a state-of-the-art academic center and library, on-and-off campus residence halls, and awesome athletic facilities, all set in immaculately landscaped grounds.

Bronxville is one square mile in size and is home to 7,000 inhabitants including diplomats, corporate executives, bankers, lawyers, and a wide range of other professionals. From the Bronxville train station, it is 30 minutes to Grand Central Station in the heart of New York City.

Campus and community blend year round, including:

Spring Weekend

This annual weekend celebration is filled with many exciting events. Dozens of student-led and local bands are invited to take part in Band Bash, which is a full day of music, games, food, and festivities lasting well into the night. It’s an event to remember and is open to the public at no cost. The Fashion Show is put together by the Multicultural Club where students model designers’ collections. Musical appearances are performed in between each set.

Nightlife in New York City

Concordia’s proximity to New York City is one of its biggest advantages for students. The Student Life Office offers free bus shuttles directly into the heart of Manhattan where students can experience Museums and Broadway shows or just good food and shopping. Various clubs also sponsor city excursions, such as the International Club trip to midtown to see Rockefeller Center during the holiday season or to downtown’s Chinatown.

Campus Housing Options for Undergraduates

Coed dorms  
Men’s dorms X
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students  
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

Over the years the Concordia Covenant has been developed to describe what the college is committed to in the development of their students. The covenant states:

As part of this covenant, Concordia College commits itself to:

  • Provide each student at Concordia with experiences and opportunities which foster congruence between values and actions. It is the College’s hope that students will have the opportunity not only to examine their faith and values, but also discover ways of putting them into action.
  • Create an environment through which a student’s worldview and perspective are broadened to reflect a world that is increasingly shedding its boundaries. It is the College’s desire that each student develop a global perspective on human issues and concerns and thereby be able to understand and appreciate the rich diversity of God’s creation.
  • Equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in their chosen vocation. It is Concordia’s goal to prepare its students for lives of self-fulfillment in service to church and society.


As part of this covenant, the College expects the student to:

  • Adopt a healthy sense of respect for self and others. Concordia believes that it is essential that each student recognizes that she/he is a unique creation of God and thereby worthy of self respect. As a Christian academic community, Concordia maintains this sense of respect needs to be extended to others who are also children of one Heavenly Father.
  • Practice responsibility. Concordia believes that a mark of a transformed person is the ability to accept responsibility for one’s actions. The College also believe that as members of a community of faith, we must respond to our brothers and sisters in need by accepting personal responsibility in making this world a better place for all of God’s children.
  • Develop a sense of reverence. Concordia believes that in this age of cynicism and ambiguity, it is vital for us to have a sense of reverence for God and His magnificent creation. It is this sense of awe and wonder that provides life with deep and lasting meaning.


Admissions Fall 2015

1024 Total Applicants
776 Total Admissions

74.77% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 380 470
SAT Math 380 490
SAT Writing 390 470
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT Math 16 23
ACT English 16 23
ACT Writing    


Net Price Calculator


Tuition $27,740
Fees $1,065
Total $28,805
Room and Board (on campus) $10,530
Room Only $5,685
Board Only $4,845
Estimated Total On Campus $39,335


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

97% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
69% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$19,844 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$7,117 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

Concordia Dedicates New Campus Center and Garden

October 30, 2015 Dr. Viji George, President of Concordia College, welcomed distinguished guests, students, and alumni on Friday, October 30th during the dedication of the new state-of-the-art food court featuring barista style coffee stations and an expanded seating area, an enhanced game...

Concordia Highly Ranked in US News & World Report

September 17, 2015 Concordia College has again been named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North region, according to the US News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings. For the 4th consecutive...

Concordia Launches Lay Deacon Program

September 16, 2015 Concordia College officially kicked off the inaugural session of its Lay Deacon Program (CLDP) last week with a cohort of 33 enrolled students from three of the East Coast Common Endeavor (ECCE)...

India Nursing Service Trip

A group of seven Concordia Nursing students, led by Dr. Christine Corcoran, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, Director of The Patricia Nelson Nursing Learning Resource Center and Assistant Professor of Nursing, traveled to Chennai in Southern India...

Student Internship with Governor Christie

September 5, 2014. Concordia History student, Alyssa Dawson, took a step toward pursuing her goal of a career in public service this past summer through an internship opportunity in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office...

Nicaragua Service Trip

September 5, 2014. Concordia took a hardworking group of 14 students, community members, staff, and faculty on a service project to a remote village in Nicaragua this Summer. Campus Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion,...

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