Who Studies at Concordia?
What does the average Concordia student look like? Depends who you ask.
A great majority of our students hail from Minnesota and North Dakota, but we attract students from 34 states and 35 countries. Concordia students are passionate about molecular biology, medieval history and opera. They play NCAA Division III football, intramural volleyball and late-night pingpong. Cobbers study hard, eat a little too much pizza and love to get out and help others.
Our students choose Concordia because they want more out of their college education. They come for the incredible academic diversity: more than 60 majors and 12 preprofessional programs, all taught by nationally recognized faculty who are not only experts in their fields, but lifelong mentors who take a personal interest in their students’ success.
Our students come for extraordinary, hands-on research experience that prepares them for exciting careers and graduate study. Ninety-eight percent of surveyed Concordia graduates land a job or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of receiving their diploma.
Concordia students come for an education that turns the world into their classroom. These life-changing experiences abroad turn them into global citizens with impressive language and cultural skills and a fresh, international perspective.
Most of all, our students choose Concordia because they understand the importance of making a meaningful life. As a Lutheran college, Concordia believes education should be an engaged partnership between intellect and faith. Concordia students worship together, celebrate their differences and work to improve the world through Christian acts of service.