Every academic experience at Concordia follows the liberal arts credo of challenging students to think deeply, while developing the ability to communicate (write, speak, tweet) persuasively. The Offutt School of Business blends liberal arts learning and a globally immersive business education. Concordia’s world-class music program features 19 performance ensembles while varsity athletic programs in 22 men’s and women’s sports have produced an NCAA Woman of the Year finalist, an NCAA Award of Valor honoree, and 10+ NCAA Postgraduate Scholars. Our integrative learning opportunities (PEAK) take students out of the classroom and immerse them in new communities, cultures and experiences, using a liberal arts foundation to prepare leaders for a world of change.
Our BREW (Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World) philosophy is much more than an educational theme – it’s a way of life. Every course challenges students to discover connections between the subject matter and the impact it has on themselves and the world. Upon graduation, students have a strong sense of how they can use their talents for leading a world of change – in their first job and throughout their life.
Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Student body profile
The Concordia curriculum encompasses more than 120 areas of study, including 12 preprofessional programs such as medicine, law, and engineering.
Concordia fit with everything I wanted. A friendly community and environment, great academics mixed with small class sizes, the option to continue with athletics, affordability through financial aid and great location. How could I pass up the opportunity to continue to be in a sport, get a great education and be part of such an amazing community?
Gabriel Eisenbacher '21
Cost & financial aid
Nearly 100% of Concordia students benefit from financial aid programs, including scholarships, grants, loans and work study. If you can imagine yourself here, we are committed to helping make that a reality.
From speech and debate to theatre and student government, Cobbers keep busy with options available for all areas of interest with 33% of the student body involved in our world-renowned music program, 25% participate in athletics, and nearly half engage in international experiential learning.
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Fine art offerings
There are more than 100 student organizations and 19 music ensembles. The Concordia Choir is featured in the Emmy-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which are broadcast nationally.
NCAA Division III - Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Within six months of commencement, 87% of graduates are employed or accepted to grad school. Concordia has an impressive track record of preparing students for post-collegiate education, with acceptance rates of 91% for medical school and 96% for law school.
Disciplines with largest number of graduates
1. Business, management, marketing and related support services
2. Biological and biomedical sciences
Use LinkedIn’s alumni tool* to explore what Concordia College graduates majored in and the types of careers they have and with which companies.
*based only on those who have accounts on LinkedIn
Office of Admission
901 8th Street South