Concordia University Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Concordia University Ann Arbor’s beautiful campus, which rests on the banks of the Huron River, fosters a collegial environment for students to intersect their learning and faith. Realizing that today’s academic landscape is ever-changing, the university’s administration has committed itself to prepare students to stand apart from the crowd, share their God-given talents and gifts in service to others, and “Live A Life That Is Uncommon.” Undergraduates can choose from 60 majors in one of five schools, the most recent being a state-of-the-art School of Nursing.
Students are embraced by administrators, faculty, and staff who make it their mission to equip them with all they need to succeed. Faculty who teach integrity, values, and ethics foster close relationships in a supportive community. A multitude of service opportunities are offered regionally and globally.
Undergraduate enrollment had spiraled upward for the second successive year to 939 students.
Opportunities abound for student engagement and faith development. Service is an integral part of the university’s mission, as students learn to “Live A You First Life In A Me First World.” While college life is foremost about achieving an excellent education and setting one’s career path, it also serves as a springboard for building lifetime relationships. The 187-acre campus is located minutes from downtown, affording an educational experience in a major college town.
CUAA’s Kreft Center for the Arts provides an array of opportunities in theatre, music, and the visual arts. Intercollegiate athletics are offered in 22 sports, and athletes are committed to success on the field, in the classroom, and in their lives. The integration of faith and athletics is valued by coaches as well, each of whom form a Student Athlete Leader Team for each sport.
CUAA is so much more than just earning a degree. It’s about being part of a bigger community that shares uncommon purpose and values.
Get to know Concordia University Ann Arbor
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Marching band
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Student government
“I have never had such supportive friends and professors who regularly challenged me.” – Brandon Bettcher, Class of ‘19
CUAA offers many different types of study abroad programs. Students can choose from different countries, lengths of time, personal semesters, faculty-led sessions, and more! Students at CUAA can also apply to go on trips led by Concordia University Wisconsin. There are many myths about studying abroad, but CUAA breaks them apart in the way it structures its many opportunities.
“What I love most about the school is the Christ-centered community.” – Brandon Bettcher, Class of ‘19
A hallmark of the Concordia experience is to embody four core values and embed them into academics, the campus experience, and life in general.
Not only do advisors work with students to help them register for classes, but they also make sure students are prepared to handle this process throughout their academic career. Advisors assigned to new students also introduce them to campus tools and resources. The academic and student life offices work together to make sure students know where to get the support they need.
The core curriculum, which runs the course of students’ first three semesters, includes a freshman seminar that focuses on being neighborly, community engagement, faith, and global citizenship. While coursework within disciplines might differ in focus, all students will be exposed to writing-intensive courses, research-focused courses, service-learning, and experiential learning components.
Across its five schools, CUAA offers 52 undergraduate and 22 master’s Programs. The five schools are: Arts and Science, Business, Education, Nursing, and Health Professions.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
Live Uncommon. This motto shines through all students do at CUAA. Students share what it means to be distinct and unique through their academics and faith.
“Concordia University Ann Arbor is all about being part of a bigger community where students life a life that is uncommon.” – President Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry.
While formal service-learning is built into the curriculum, there are also opportunities outside of the classroom for students to serve, including local Mission of the Month programs and various Mission Trips.
CUAA has earned a spot as a top university in the nation for its campus safety presence, according to a recent published report by collegestats.org.
The 187-acre campus on the banks of the Huron River is located only minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, so students can experience life in a major college town.
Concordia Ann Arbor competes at the NAIA level. Its mascot is a Cardinal.
22 intercollegiate sports
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 71%
Campus housing options.
OFFICE OF CAREER ENGAGEMENT AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS (CEIR)
The Office of Career Engagement and Industry Relations (CEIR) offers a number of resources online and in-person for students, alumni, and employers. Students can visit the Career Engagement Studio on campus to access career coaching, internship preparation, or opportunities for post-grad employment.
The “Take 20” program offers students easy access to quick, 20-minute engagements that help boost their career readiness. Students can use this opportunity to interact with the Career Engagement Studio staff as well as peers and alumni.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA | Application Essay
Standardized test scores | Character/personal qualities | Work experience
Class rank | Recommendation(s) | Interview
Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | Alumni/ae relation
State residency | Religious affiliation/commitment | Racial/ethnic status
Volunteer work | Level of applicant’s interest
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 25
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $12,620
CUAA wants to make the most of every student’s education. High school students (homeschooled or at Christian schools) can enroll in reduced tuition online courses to earn high school and college credit. After completion, students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to apply to their freshman-year expenses.
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