Concordia University Chicago: Truth. Freedom. Vocation.

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) is a Lutheran university — a place where the Gospel lives and forms its students, a place where students engage important questions and Truth, and a place where students discover their vocations. CUC’s meaningful work is to help them discover their God-given talents and gifts and determine how best to carry them out into the world to serve others.



As a private, liberal-arts based university, its vibrant, engaging academic community is designed to help students reach their full potential. CUC cultivates within each of its students the ideals of a Christian life with Jesus Christ at the center of all they do. Concordia-Chicago students are inspired to make a difference in the lives of others and meet the needs of the world in which they live, serve and work.


CUC takes seriously its responsibility to guide students as they answer three fundamental questions:

• Who am I?

• What kind of education do I want to pursue?

• How will I carry that education out into the world to serve God and my neighbor?


Concordia-Chicago offers more than 50 areas of undergraduate study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. For more than a decade, CUC’s combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. The University has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities–Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.


Service to others is integral to the educational experience, and CUC’s students leave the University with a deep understanding of and passion for service leadership. Students learn by doing through service activities, internships, applied research, leadership experiences and opportunities throughout the world. Its curricular and co-curricular programs also place a primary emphasis on nurturing a deep sense of vocation — a calling to serve both God and others.


The CUC community treats all people as precious individuals; they are valuable people — human beings — made in the image of God. Join a community where students are inspired, challenged and appreciated for their contributions. The University encourages students to incorporate their spiritual journey into all areas of their lives, and in keeping with the tenets of the LCMS, people of all faith traditions are welcome there.


CUC’s faithfulness to its Lutheran identity, its commitment to vocation, its dedication to providing a transformational education within the context of high-quality academic programs, along with its close proximity to Chicago, all combine to make CUC an ideal destination for students locally, nationally and from around the world.


Learn more today by visiting CUChicago.edu/undergrad-admission.