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Concordia University Offers Higher Education on a Beautiful Campus

By Elisha Neubauer

For students looking to pursue a higher education, Concordia University is a viable option for those both in the Ann Arbor area and across the US. With two physical locations (one in Ann Arbor, Michigan and one in Mequon, Wisconsin), ten satellite centers and an online schooling program, Concordia meets the need of just about every walk of life.

In the early 1960s, the Lutheran Church began its search for a property to transform into a campus for higher learning through Lutheran practices. After an exhaustive process, they settled on the Earhart estate and construction began immediately, with the institution being dedicated in 1963 as a junior college. It continued to operate as such until 2001, when it transitioned from Concordia College to Concordia University, opening the doors for even more students to enroll.

The transition was not the last major change to take place at the University, though. "CUAA has made complete renovations and enhancements of multiple buildings, constructed an athletic stadium on the north end of campus, began new program offerings, and launched a school of nursing beginning classes in fall of 2016," explains Rachel Ferry, Manager of Campus Communications. "We have seen significant growth and momentum with undergraduate enrollment increase by upwards of 35%."

The increase should come as no surprise, as the campus is one of the most beautiful in the country, with an ever constant stream of events occurring. "Not only are the 187 acres along the banks of the Huron River pleasing to the eye aesthetically, but the beauty of the hearts of the people that you encounter on campus is what leaves the longest lasting impression," Ferry details. "Between academics, community and fine arts events, athletics, and student life, there is always something happening. The Office of Admission hosts daily tours of campus, welcoming guests to campus at any time!"

Acceptance into Concordia is simple: students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 with a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT. "Concordia University Ann Arbor is a Lutheran higher-education community committed to develop students in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world," Ferry states. "That is our mission statement, and our mission is what influences our faculty, staff, coaches, and administration each day as they work with students to prepare them for life after graduation."

While the requirements are straightforward, there is one character trait Concordia Admissions aims for. "We want students to be Christ-centered leaders guided by truth and integrity in business, healthcare, church work, classrooms, or wherever they are called to serve."

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