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Concordia University Chicago

Truth. Freedom. Vocation.
7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL, USA, 60305Admission Office(708) 771-8300

Concordia University Chicago is a Lutheran university—a place where the Gospel lives and forms our students, a place where students engage important questions and Truth, and a place where students discover their vocations. Our 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, our 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. Founded in 1864 as Addison Lutheran Teachers Seminary, today CUC is a comprehensive university with more than 6,000 full-time students enrolled in undergraduate, master’s and doctoral study. Concordia University Chicago has followed a motto that has served us well throughout our history: You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32 ESV). 


Higher Education

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world. ht...[more]


Conferences and Workshops

Learning doesn't begin or end with earning a degree. Instead, Concordia University Chicago encourages and supports lifelong learning by offering conferences, workshops and other learning opportunities to all members of the campus and broader communities. Conferences and Workshops...[more]