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Concordia University - Irvine

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessC+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Apr 23 2015
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
When I was looking at coming to Concordia, I thought it was amazing and beautiful and exactly where I belonged, that is until I actually started going there. I had multiple scholarships and was a very excited freshman, which I guess came across wrong to a few classmates. Almost as soon as I got there harsh rumors about me and my roommates began to fly making us feel very targeted and unwanted. With it being such a small school, everyone quickly knew everything so we felt like we had no where to go.

Also, while it is a Lutheran university, either the students are no where near godly, or they're condescendingly religious. It was hard to make friends because if you wanted to experiment with your freedom even a little (like most college students do) it was risky trying to confide in people.

Lastly, the on-campus Health Center was the most condescending and least helpful place ever. You couldn't trust a single worker there, especially their head nurse. Twice, a nurse there prescribed medication to me without fully explaining the side effects! Then because of one of those medications, it led to a very severe situation that required me to be hospitalized during finals on their behalf, leaving me with the bill. Because of many reasons, which included bullying, the medical center, inability to maintain my grades and scholarships through both, I decided to leave the school at semester instead of finishing out the year, because I felt uncomfortable and attacked.

Even through all of that, I do visit the school regularly now because I made some life-long friends who I love and miss dearly. I keep in touch with my ex-roommates and a few others who all for the most part enjoy the school despite its flaws. It is very much like high school in the ways that it has its cliques, many of which are hard to break in to or leave without repercussions. While many like the small intimate class sizes, I found them to be a bit draining because attendance can effect your grades.

Last note and it is the most important, NOBODY EXPLAINS CORE. CORE is what you take in place of your general Ed classes, and they are the worst. They are mostly non-transferable credits which basically require you to stay for 2 years until you've finished them. If you want to transfer elsewhere you risk the possibility of having to retake general education classes and throwing away your tuition. While the required bible classes were interesting, there was also a horrendous class called Freshman Seminar which you only had to take for a semester luckily. I would regularly find myself getting upset at the [offensive] views and opinions shared in this class, such as their views on abortion (mentioned as "baby-killing"), immigration, sex, alcohol, etc. and how they were being taught extremely one-sided, and not factually. Many people never really paid attention to these lessons anyways though, seeing that most people either slept through them or used it as a study period for homework and papers etc.

I personally think that this school attracts the wrong type of crowd for the type of school it advertises itself as. More cons than pros and not really worth spending 4 years at, unless it's your last resort.

responseI made the mistake of coming to Concordia and I'm happy that I got out. I agree that Concordia feels like high school and not only that, but I had better classes and better teachers in my high school.

I agree that the Health Center is awful. The staff there aren't even licensed because Concordia just hires anyone. The health office in an elementary school is even better. It's well known that Concordia's fake so-called nurse and some of the other workers tried to rape students.

Good riddance, Concordia. I'm attending a school that's better than Concordia by far and I won't recommend Concordia to anyone. I'll tell them to go to a REAL institution of higher learning, which Concordia isn't at all.

responseEven if you THINK that Concordia is your last resort, DON'T come here. You can get a way better education at at a 2 year public college or trade school, as well as a 2 year degree that's much more marketable. DON'T COME HERE.
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