Concordia University-Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(4.07 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 42 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 5,603 (1,530 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 93% part-time, 7% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,360
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the you are able to complete the program with a cohort. I enjoy my colleagues in my cohort. We count on each other for support and are able to relate to each other because of our professions and future goals. The cons of the program is that there has been some changes in terms of accreditation since I began the program. I unfortunately learned this information through another student in the same program. Needless to say, it did cause some chaos.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I'm really glad I am attending Concordia University Chicago instead of other schools because their educational philosophy mirrors my own. The accessibility and trust I have in my professors is great and makes me more motivated to work harder. In addition, the application based curriculum helps me understand the material and how to apply what I'm learning to my own classroom.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program, qualified, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Convenient due to the online program, making it easier for working adults!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Applying for my graduate program at Concordia was very smooth. The faculty continued checking in with me to make sure everything was complete and my phone calls and emails were always returned promptly. My specific program was all set up for me with my entire schedule for the two years, how to take my courses online, and what the requirements are. I have been very pleased wit the university at this point and have no cons to mention.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty for the most part is extremely supportive and approachable. I have learned a lot throughout my program at Concordia. The teachers are very knowledgable about the content they are teaching as well. The cohort program is a nice way to go through the school counseling program. I have built supportive relationships with everyone in the cohort, which is nice. Going through the cohort is also very helpful when working a full-time job. The program is convienient and accomodating. Additionally, the financial aid advisor is amazing. He is a guru of financial aid, and he breaks things down and makes it comprehendible for the average student. However, there are a few things that I wish I had known before attending this program. My advisor is not very efficient. He does not respond to e-mails, and he is not very knowledgable concerning courses scheduling and protocol for setting up practicum sights. Most importantly, Concordia recently lost its CACREP accreditation for their school counseling programs. This was one of the selling points of attending the school. I chose to pay more money for a distinguished education. However, within the last two months Concordia has lost its accreditation. I found that extremely poor business ethics on their part. I realize that this was not their intention, however, as a student I was furious at the time. I have had no problems with the program other than the advisor and CACREP accreditation.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am currently completing a partially online program while living in the UAE for the next few months and their support system is superb. Although it is only my first semester, I have already learned so much that can complement my role now and am sure in what I aspire to become. Professors are readily available to interact via email and phone. The system set up for the online program is very effective. Initially, I was worried about the elearning component; however, it has proven to be a very rewarding experience and I have gotten to know my classmates probably more intimately than if we shared a class. The elearning format is much more revealing than a face to face class.
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