Concordia University (California)

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Concordia University Irvine
Established 1976
Type Private
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Endowment $23 Million
President Dr. Kurt Krueger
Students 3251[1]
Location Irvine, California, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors          Green and Gold
Athletics NAIA
Mascot Eagles
Affiliations GSAC
The CU Center

Concordia University Irvine is a private Christian university located in Irvine, California, United States and affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and a member of the Concordia University System. Named "Concordia"--a reference to the Latin title of The Book of Concord, the collection of Lutheran confessions. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in six colleges and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1972 as Christ College, Irvine, it had an enrollment of 1,749 students in the 2004–05 academic year. Starting in Fall 2010, they implemented a Core curriculum for underclassmen.


Concordia–Irvine teams, nicknamed athletically as the Eagles, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). Men's sports include Track and Field, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and water polo; while women's sports include Track and Field, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and water polo.

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  1. ^ "CUS enrollment hits new record high of 28,421". Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Famous Olympian Misty May-Treanor Touts Concordia's MCAA Program". Concordia Eagles. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°39′13″N 117°48′41″W / 33.653575°N 117.811385°W / 33.653575; -117.811385