What is Concordia known for?
Concordia is known for having some of the happiest college students.
We have a cohesive college community where you will be challenged to discover your calling, make a difference in the world and go farther, faster than you ever thought possible. It comes as no surprise with challenging academics, more than 100 clubs and an abundance of opportunities to make your mark.
Will I graduate in four years?
With our Four Years, For Real guarantee, you can minimize your college expenses and get started in your career or graduate school earlier than peers attending other colleges and universities. We're committed to keeping you on track academically and providing a greater opportunity to achieve your long-term education and career goals. You will have a peer and faculty support team throughout your four years to make sure you stay on track. After all, a four-year degree should only take four years!
Where do Concordia’s students come from?
The majority of Concordia’s students are from Minnesota and North Dakota. However, our students represent 35 states and 31 countries.
What else can you tell me about Concordia students?
- More than 2,000 students
- Fifty-nine percent of first-year students are female; 41 percent are male.
- Twenty-seven percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.
- The average ACT score is 25.
What do I need to apply for admission?
When is my application due?
As soon as it’s ready. You can apply online for free at any time. You might also want to check out the deadlines for our scholarships.
Does Concordia accept Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College Level Examination Program or Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program credits?
See our credit requirements for:
- certain Advanced Placement exams
- select International Baccalaureate exams
- College Level Examination Program exams
To see how Postsecondary Enrollment Options credits will transfer to Concordia, check out our Transfer Notebook. You will need to send an official transcript from the college or university.
Do I have to be Lutheran to attend?
Absolutely not. Concordia’s student body is made up of people who represent more than 40 religions and thought traditions.
What classes will I take during my first semester?
You will take an Inquiry Seminar along with a written or oral communication course with your Orientation Club. Your advisor will help you select your other courses.
When do I register for classes?
Deposited students can register for their first class, the Inquiry Seminar, in the spring and take the Student Interest Inventory. Based on your responses, the Registrar's Office staff will register you for your remaining fall classes. You will be notified of your fall schedule during the summer.
Where exactly is Fargo-Moorhead? What is there to do?
Fargo-Moorhead is comprised of two cities along the border of Minnesota and North Dakota – Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, N.D., – with a collective population of 224,000. It is home to more than 350 restaurants, 33 movie screens and hundreds of places to shop.
I studied a foreign language in high school. How do I know which language class to take?
Concordia uses an online inventory for global language placement in French, German or Spanish. You can find the instructions online. For Norwegian, Chinese or Latin, contact the world languages and cultures department for placement testing information.
How do I audition for a music ensemble?
Auditioning for band, choir and orchestra is easy, but the process differs slightly for each ensemble. You can find the details for each one on the music ensembles page.