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Your academic journey begins in Irvine, California.
Concordia University, Irvine is known for providing a challenging education with a global focus, rigorous core curriculum, and excellent international student services. International students are not separated but integrated into our campus of 3,500 students. You'll enjoy a family-like environment, one-on-one support, and attention from faculty and staff.
We're a private Christian liberal arts university, where students are encouraged to grow intellectually, ethically, and spiritually (being a Christian is not a requirement to enroll). Our small, innovative learning communities link required courses in fields such as mathematics and philosophy in a way that nurtures critical thinking skills.
World-Class Learning Opportunities
CUI students enjoy a variety of learning opportunities including the Global Village Living Learning Community and Global Citizens Club (for students wishing to learn about other cultures), culture festivals, global service-learning trips, plus exchange and study-abroad opportunities with other universities around the world.
Concordia is located in the coastal community of Irvine, California -recognized by the F.B.I. as the safest city of its size in the U.S. (14 years in a row) and ranked 1st among the country's best places to live by OC Register. Orange County is also a dynamic hub of business and academic research, conveniently close to many cultural and educational activities in the Los Angeles area.