Concordia University

studyoregon-english-gallery5img5size6Imageimage 7Nestled in the heart of Northeast Portland, Concordia University is a close-knit campus that is focused on creating a thriving student-centered community. The Concordia Experience is one where you pick your passion and you chart your course with the support of staff and the challenge of faculty who want to see you become the very best you. Concordia University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university, open to students of any faith and committed to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for a living.


Reasons to Choose Concordia:

  • Small, caring campus with a supportive faculty, staff, and local community (student/faculty ratio 17:1)
  • Student enrollment: 3,000
  • 24 undergraduate degree programs; 4 graduate programs
  • Undergraduate scholarships available – up to $6,000
  • Revitalized campus including brand new athletic complex, state-of-the-art library and updated apartment-style housing
  • Average undergraduate class size: 20
  • Structured practicum and internships opportunities
  • Modern safe on-campus housing available with easily accessible transportation around Portland
  • Students participate in interactive events and student clubs around campus and in the community
  • Stuctured practicum and internship opportunities.

Concordia University Students



School curriculum summary

Concordia University runs on the semester system. Semesters begin:

Fall: August-Decemeber

Spring: January-April

Optional Summer Terms: May-July

Students who wish to improve their English can do so on our campus through ELS The ELS on our campus offers classes for all levels of language learners.

We also have special transfer agreements for ELS students to continue their studies with Concordia.

Undergraduate and graduate classes average 17 students.

ELS classes average 10 students.

Professors hold Master level degrees and higher in their area of study.
Concordia University offers 25 undergraduate majors including Business, Accounting, Finance, Psychology, Marketing, Exercise and Sport Science and Social Work.

Graduate majors include MBA and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Concordia University provides several options for on-campus housing which together create a thriving living-learning community. We take pride in the fact that our six on-campus housing options offer some of the finest university housing facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Every standard room comes preloaded with beds, desks, closets, dressers, bookshelves, a microwave, refrigerator/freezer unit, free local phone service, free in-room high-speed internet access (email account included), and optional cable. Laundry facilities are on-site and the dining hall is just steps away. Hall lounges provide a place where you can relax, talk, study, or simply hang out.
The faculty of the M.Ed program in TESL offer a three-week intensive certificate program in TESL each summer. This program is well suited for international teachers who wish to improve their English and their teaching skills. Tuition for this program is $1300.

For more information about this program, please contact Linda Rountree.

Undergraduate Tuition: $26,900 per year
Scholarships are available to undergraduate students, up to $6,000!

Graduate Tuition: Varies by program. Approximate cost is $620 per credit hour.

ELS Tuition Rates: visit

For questions about Admission, please contact Lindsay Niemeyer, Director for International Admission.
Concordia University Office of Admission
2811 NE Holman Street, Portland, Oregon, 97211
Phone: (503) 493-6548
Email: Lindsay Niemeyer
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