Concordia College NY: Where Worlds Meet


By: John V. Dana

Founded in 1881, Concordia College New York is a private 4-year liberal arts college in beautiful Westchester County, just a 35-minute train ride from New York City and easily accessible from Connecticut and New Jersey. At this small Christian school, students of many faith traditions engage with an intellectually rigorous, ethics-infused curriculum in a warm, welcoming atmosphere of mutual respect. We call ourselves the place Where Worlds Meet. Diversity is celebrated on our small, historic Bronxville campus, where living and learning with people from all over the world gives our students a distinctly global outlook. Here, a global education is personal: you’ll make lifelong connections with people from very different backgrounds and experiences on the way to making your big impact on our world.

Small, Local, Personal

Concordia College New York is small, which allows us to offer a personalized college experience. Here, professors and staff know your name, and are invested in your success. From admission to graduation, staff and faculty are by your side, delivering on our mission to prepare you for a life of passion, purpose and service. A top New York nursing school, Concordia also excels in teacher education, business, social work and biology, with undergraduate and graduate programs organized within four schools: the School of Health Sciences and Nursing, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Humanities. With selective honors admission, Concordia’s Fellows have opportunities for deeper study and expression, and scholarships up to full tuition. Over 93 percent of our students receive financial aid, and about a third are first-generation college students. Concordia Clipper teams compete in twelve NCAA Division II sports: Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball, and Men’s Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer and Tennis.

Arts and Culture

Music and the arts thrive at Concordia College, a cultural destination for over 10,000 visitors each year. Concordia Conservatory is a preeminent center for music education in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The Hoch Chamber Series, with artistic direction from Laurence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, presents top artists from the worlds of Broadway, jazz, and classical music. The OSilas Gallery mounts three major art exhibitions each year. The Sluberski Film Series, Jacobson Lecture Series, Business Breakfast, Books & Coffee and other events engage students and the community with intellectual and artistic experiences.

Academic Excellence and Value

U.S. News named Concordia a top-25 Best North Regional Liberal Arts College in its 2019 Best Colleges Rankings. Concordia was also named a Best Value School in the North Region, and ranked regionally 8th in Ethnic and Economic Diversity and 3rd in Percentage of International Students. Concordia College is sponsored by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and a member of the Concordia University System.

John V. Dana is Judicial Officer|Student Experience, and Marketing Specialist at Concordia College New York