It’s Application Week at Concordia University Wisconsin! Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider CUW for your future degree.

Apply today

Whether you’re sold on Concordia at the moment or not, it doesn’t hurt to just apply. Our application is free and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete!

Once you’ve completed the application, you still have opportunity to qualify for our $1,000 Visit Scholarship. Any incoming fall 2023 prospective undergraduate student that attends an in-person visit prior to Nov. 15 will receive the Visit Scholarship! The scholarship will be automatically applied to your Financial Aid Award.

Reasons to apply to Concordia

We know you have a lot of options when it comes to earning your degree, so let us give you an overview of what makes CUW special.

Things you already know about CUW

No doubt you know that we are a Christian community (Lutheran specifically) and that we place a high value on knowing and caring for each other. Perhaps you know that we are the mighty Falcons and we offer over 30 varsity sports options for our men and women who are student-athletes. Our fine arts repertoire is strong too, with 12 music ensembles, a thriving theatre program, and 8 art-related degrees. You likely know that we offer a ton of bachelor’s programs (84 actually) in six different schools. You know that we have a beautiful campus overlooking Lake Michigan with our own private beach that is bonfire-ready.

More things we want you to know

You might not know that our campus is consistently rated among the safest in the country. The advantages don’t stop there though. There are many things that might surprise you about CUW. For example, if you’re wondering if there is enough to do on campus we have three words for you: Stomp the Courtyard. Oh, alright, three more words for you: Late Night Tacos. If you ever tire of the breath-taking lake views, our campus is also entirely connected by tunnels so flip-flops and shorts are always fashionable. We also have a laid-back campus vibe where people actually look up from their phones to say “hello.”

Check under our hood

After knowing all that, we invite you to put us on the spot, to check under our hood, to give us a surprise quiz. Pick up a campus map at our Welcome Center and then hold it up in front of your face in the middle of campus during a high-traffic time (say, over the lunch hour). We bet you can’t count to ten before someone stops to offer you assistance. Truly, test us!

“We didn’t create this test,” explains Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions Kristin Newhouse. “It was accidentally created by a student who was torn between CUW and another school. He spent time exploring both by using the provided guide material. At CUW he was consistently approached by students with offers to help him find his way. At his other schools he was ignored and left on his own to navigate campus.” Needless to say, that student chose Concordia.

Newhouse is part of a team of admission counselors who look forward to welcoming you to campus as soon as possible for a VIP tour. As a VIP guest you will have a parking spot reserved with your name on it (Snapchat ready!), a cool badge that will get you and your family complimentary dining, discounts in the book store, and free admission to an athletic event.

“We pride ourselves in providing a five-star experience  to our students,” says Newhouse. “It’s important that we demonstrate that uncommon care with future students every single time they visit us so they know, see, and feel the Concordia difference.”

Five-star experience

CUW’s five-star experience is a holistic, comprehensive approach to student care that ensures an uncommon college experience.  Our pledge to you:

  • You will witness our Christian mission and hospitality at all points of contact.
  • You will come first because we are student-focused.
  • Your expectations will be exceeded because of our personal attention.
  • You can trust us to provide accurate, useful, and timely information.
  • Your questions and concerns are important and will be addressed in a timely fashion.

Want in?

Don’t just take our word for it though. Learn the motivations of students who made the Concordia decision for themselves.

If you or someone you know wants to learn more about our uncommon college experience and how you can become a part of it, please start here.