Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,255 undergraduate students
97% of undergrad students are full time
49% male — 51% female
55% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
63 full-time faculty
177 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio
98% of first year students live on campus
60% of all students live on campus
Just 25 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska, and 75 minutes from west Omaha, students have easy access to service and social opportunities, culture and entertainment in the city, or they can hang out with plenty to do right in Seward, Concordia’s friendly hometown of around 7,000 people. Seward offers several coffee shops, boutiques, local and chain restaurants, a movie theater, a bowling alley and other shopping and entertainment activities.
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|Service Learning, Community-Based Learning||X|
|Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience||X|
RETENTION FALL 2015
76% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2015
59% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
|Black or African American||4%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||0%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||11%|
Athletic Division: NAIA Division II
21 varsity sports
School Colors: Navy blue and white
Administration, Business Communication, Chemistry, Christian Education Leadership, Church Music, Communication Studies, Community Health, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, DCE Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Fitness Studies, Geography, Graphic Design, History, Journalism and Public Relations, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics, Middle Level Education, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Natural Science, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Recreation and Sport Studies, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Studio Art, TESOL, Theatre, Theology, World and Intercultural Studies, Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Clinical Perfusion Science, Pre-Cytotechnology, Pre-Deaconess, Pre-Dental, Pre-Dental Hygiene, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Osteopathic Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Radiation Science Technology, Pre-Seminary, Pre-Social Work, Pre-Veterinary
*Concordia also offers a handful of online degrees. Learn more here
Forensics team earned the title of national champions in Reader’s Theater and earned a second place Individual Events Sweepstakes overall for Division III schools in the 18th annual Christian College Nationals
Five alumni earned awards from the Lutheran Education Association, and one earned an award from the National Association of Directors of Christian Education
Claimed the GPAC All-Sports Standings Trophy in 2014-15
Honored with the GPAC-Christopherson All-Academic Award that recognizes the GPAC institution with the highest combined GPA among all of its student-athletes
Earned a national title and GPAC championship in 2014-15 for men’s track and field
Director of Athletics Devin Smith was voted by his conference peers as the GPAC Athletic Director of the Year
Finished the 2014-15 athletics season with a total of 94 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, pushing the Bulldogs’ all-time NAIA-leading total to 1,114; Concordia was the first institution to eclipse 1,000 all-time scholar athletes
A Student-Centered Education
Concordia University, Nebraska is a place where students can find their heart’s calling and be equipped to answer it. At Concordia, the culture is about students. It’s about serving others, being part of a vibrant, Christian community and maximizing gifts and talents. At Concordia, the foundation of a Christ-centered, Lutheran university is evident in the community who gathers to worship together, the classmates who genuinely support each other, and the professor who cares about every aspect of students’ well-being.
The variety of programs and quality of the academics at Concordia allow students to explore their passions and choose a course of study that they are confident about pursuing. Christ is an integral part of Concordia’s classroom environment. Professors tie Christ, service to others, and practical skill building opportunities to academic content.
Concordia is a place where students can be themselves, share their opinions, find their way—with the loving support of a community who cares about their success. And that’s what makes Concordia feel like home.
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At Concordia University, Nebraska, professors go out of their way to make the college experience as rich and rewarding as possible—and they do it with a genuinely caring heart.
Concordia professors are known among students for their welcoming and encouraging attitudes, as well as the personal and academic support they offer students. With many students at Concordia from around the country, the reassurance and guidance that students receive from professors make Concordia feel like a home away from home.
More than 80% of the full-time professors have the highest degree possible in their field of study, and they recognize that every student has unique talents, passions and skill sets. Professors commit to working side-by-side with students to teach in a way that fits each individual’s learning style and abilities.
In addition to supporting students with their day-to-day studies and preparation for life, Concordia’s professors put their passions into enhancing their already rigorous, excellent academic programs. Professors keep their course content up to date with the latest expertise within their industry, and they challenge their students to do their best so they are as prepared as possible for success in the field after graduation.
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|Sciences (biological or physical)||X|
Other: Religion/Service Learning; Health & Human Performance
CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN
|Number of Classes||65||106||104||46||9||6||0||336|
Life Outside the Classroom
Christ is an integral part of Concordia’s culture. Students have opportunities to serve in the church and world by participating in extracurricular activities, clubs, and service opportunities like fundraising for Water to Thrive. In addition, students can serve others through their actions of service in the community, like at the Seward Youth Center or in the local schools.
With student organizations, Bible studies, music ensembles, intramural teams, mission and service groups, art exhibits and residence hall activities, there’s always something to do.
Concordia’s hometown of Seward, Nebraska, population just over 7,000, makes it easy to adjust to college life by providing everything students need. Seward has the #1 lowest crime rate of 31 Nebraska cities with 5,000+ people, and it has shopping, coffee shops, bowling, a movie theatre, a biking trail, and parks to keep students busy and engaged. In Seward, students are part of the community, and they are safe and welcome. Students can also experience the entertainment and city life of Lincoln, less than half an hour away.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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|Apartments for single students||X|
|Special housing for disabled students||X|
|Special housing for international students|
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Ninety-eight percent of recent Concordia graduates seeking employment or admission to graduate school found jobs or got admitted to a graduate program within six months of graduation.
ADMISSIONS FALL 2015
1,380 Total Applicants
1,072 Total Admissions
347 Total Freshmen Enrollment
77.68% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling admission? No
Closing date: Aug 1
Priority date: Jul 1
Standardized test scores
Rigor of secondary school record
FRESHMAN PROFILE FALL 2015
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||430||560|
TUITION AND COSTS
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017
|Room and Board (on campus)||$7,800|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$36,280|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 estimated
$22,716 First year students
$17,144 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 estimated
79.66 % on average, the percentage of need that was met
26% of financial need students that had need fully met
$17,144 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,488 Average need-based loan
Freshman Academic Scholarships
Available exclusively to students who are first-time college attendees. All are based on academic performance using a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
$18,000: President’s Scholarship
$14,000 to $15,000: Regent’s Scholarship
$12,000 to $13,000: Dean’s Scholarship
$8,000 to $10,000: Achievement Award
Awards for Lutheran Students
Students who are members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and who meet other criteria are guaranteed a minimum of $17,000 in scholarships and grants from federal, state and institutional sources.
Visit cune.edu/financialaid for more details.