We come from cities, towns, and neighborhoods just like yours and from all over the world. We share a common dream. We listen when you speak, show you how to link your classroom experience with your internship…and help you steer through college and life. We introduce you to people you’ve only seen from a distance: people from many lands, brilliant minds, families in need, and amazing athletes. We welcome you into relationships that form the center of our community, a warm place where every voice is heard. We are the Concordia family, a lifeline to your future. Join us.
CONCORDIA CAMPUS FACTS • 30 minutes: by train to Times Square • Mascot: Clipper ship • Faculty & staff serve: Christmas dinner • Pros: Five Major league Baseball and two Major League Soccer players • 7: days of the week faculty & staff dine with students
• School colors: blue & gold • 32: clubs & organizations • Students: come from over 25 states and 34 countries; • 7,000: population of the village of Bronxville • 70%: students living on campus • 1881: year founded
The Concordia Family
Intellectual Partnerships and Life Lessons Whether it is a business professor who worked at a Fortune 500 company or an English professor with a degree from Oxford, your professors will bring their real-life experience and world-class education into our classrooms.
Concordia Faculty Facts • Teaching is their passion • Average student-faculty ratio: 17-to-1 • Most classes under 25 students • Percentage of faculty with highest degrees in their respective fields: 75 percent
Perhaps you will study with a nationally-recognized nursing practitioner and scholar. Or a renowned education professor could change your life. What matters most to our faculty is that you are their student. In your classes, you will see professors — not teaching assistants. They live for that moment when knowledge transforms your destiny and they build a lifelong relationship. They will encourage and enlighten you on academic challenges and day-to-day living.
Embrace your education as an exciting journey. Let your experiences reveal the way the world works. Immerse yourself in learning that provides skills to build a future. These things happen at Concordia College...and much more. The Concordia Experience is more than a highly-regarded, unique curriculum.
The Concordia Experience... ...stretches your intellectual boundaries and takes your education out into the world. You can create your own program of study— by combining, for example, Math with Psychology or Business with New Media Communications. In your program you might learn how to write for the web, study in a hospital setting, or pitch your business plan to CEOs. ...embraces the reality that you can learn from anyone, anywhere. You can test local water quality and present your results at a national conference or gain an insider’s perspective on The Today Show by actually working on it. In The Concordia Experience, learning never stops… Step off campus and your learning transforms in one of the greatest cities in the world.
THE CONCORDIA DISTINCTIVE—the liberal arts foundation that shapes the rest of your life, exposes you to the best minds of a multicultural world, and guides your academic career through an Individualized Graduation Plan.
Academic Programs BIOLOGY
NURSING CCNE accredited Nursing (Traditional) Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate B.S. in Nursing
Health/Medicine/Environmental Related Fields Research Accounting Business Administration International Management
EDUCATION NCATE accredited Early Childhood Childhood Middle Childhood Generalist Five-Year Combined BS and MSEd ENGLISH Literature Writing
HEALTH STUDIES Health Studies
Art Classics English History Mathematics Music New Media Communications & Digital Production Psychology Religion Signature Area of Study Sociology
Top-Tier Ranking by U.S. News & World Report Regional Colleges, North – 2013 & 2014
SOCIAL WORK CSWE accredited Social Work
PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Pre-Deaconess Pre-Law Pre-Med Pre-Seminary Pre-Veterinary Sports Management (Certificate) New York State Coaching (Certificate – Partial Fulfillment of NYS Coaching Requirements)
GRADUATE PROGRAMS M.S. in Business Leadership M.S. Ed. in Childhood Special/General Education
Also Offering: Accelerated Adult Degree Programs Concordia Connection English as a Second Language Fellows/Honors Program Lutheran Teacher Diploma R.N. to B.S. in Nursing Study Abroad
What if you could live in the center of the world? Concordia’s location will put you there. With Manhattan 30 minutes away, you’ll live at the world’s gateway. Learning is endless— from an English class that takes in Broadway plays to an internship in conflict resolution at the U.N., you’ll uncover life-changing educational experiences. A perfect campus setting in a perfect college town—that’s Bronxville, your “home away from home,” with student hangouts, grocery stores, shopping, and more in a safe and beautiful setting. Local businesses offer internship and career opportunities—as does the Westchester corporate corridor, home to the world headquarters of IBM, PepsiCo, and many more.
For more information about what you can do in Bronxville and New York City, visit www.concordia-ny.edu
The Perfect Within walking distance of Concordia’s campus: • Train station to NYC • Bronxville Cinema • More than 30 restaurants • Grocery stores • Shopping Malls • Boutique stores • Drugstores/pharmacies • Churches • Banks • Jogging trails • Equestrian trails
Take in a Broadway Show. Ice skate or take a stroll through Central Park. Top the Empire State Building. Visit Times Square and shop Fifth Avenue. Visit the New York Stock Exchange. Go see Jimmy Fallon, SNL, or MTV. Tour some of the worldâ€™s great museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and the Guggenheim. Hang out with artists in Greenwich Village or walk the Highline. Spend a day at the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden Take a boat ride to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Catch the Yankees, Giants, Knicks, Rangers, Mets, Jets, Nets, and the Red Bulls...
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From setting life goals to searching for a job, internship or graduate school, our Career Development Center will help. The Center will connect you with engaging and rewarding opportunities, help with resume and cover letter writing, as well as teach you to maximize your networking opportunities and polish your professional image. It offers: • On-campus employment • Off-campus employment • Federal work study • Internships • Vocational Groups • Employers seeking employees or interns • Goal setting • Exploration of interests
A SAMPLING OF CONCORDIA’S INTERNSHIPS:
ABC American Red Cross BusinessWeek Carnegie Hall Citigroup CNN/CNN Financial News Comedy Central CondeNast Four Winds Hospital IBM Lincoln Center Major League Baseball Morgan Stanley MTV News NBC - Universal New York Life New York Mets PepsiCo St. Mark’s Lutheran School The New York Botanical Garden The United Nations The Wartburg Adult Care Community Westchester County BOCES Westchester County Medical Center
Be Part of Something Larger: • Hot Spots on Campus: your best friend’s residence hall room, the library lounge, the Fitness Center, the soccer field, Brickyard, Chapel, the Commons, Krenz Academic Center, Romo Beach.
Student Life at Concordia
• Favorite Events: Band Bash; Midnight Pancake Stress Break; Homecoming Talent Show; Coffee House & Open Mic Night; Homeless Runs; Monte Carlo Night; Christmas Dinner with Faculty. • Cool Spot: Krenz Academic Center, where multimedia technology, The Yeager Collection Room, a state-ofthe-art computer lab, and a media production studio come together. • Famous Spot: The OSilas Gallery, which exhibits internationally-known artists, has been written up frequently in The New York Times. • Involvement: residence assistant; Choir soprano; soccer fullback; yearbook photographer; blood drive coordinator; intramural dodgeball champ.
For a complete list of our student clubs and organizations and athletic opportunities, visit www.concordia-ny.edu
Alpha Mu Gamma (foreign language honor society) Alpha Sigma Chi (sorority) Biology Club Business Club Campus Christian Ministries Cheerleading Christian Spoken Word Cinephiles Movie Club Choirs: Chamber Choir Tour Choir Woman’s Chorale Men’s Glee GospelKnights Concordia Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Concordia Players Drama Club Commuter Council Delta Omega Pi (fraternity) Handbells Ensemble Homeless Runs Hug Nation Inter-Greek Council International Club Kappa Delta Pi (education honors society) Model United Nations Multicultural Club Music and Talent Club National Student Nurses Association Nursing National Honor Society Omega Psi Eta (fraternity) Psychology Club Social Work Club Student Activities Committee
Organizations & Events
Student Government Association The Arcade Yearbook Club The Clippings Online News Magazine Theta Zeta Upsilon (sorority)
Concordia is a place where you can talk about things that matter…everywhere on campus. Our Lutheran heritage helps shape the conversation. Our faith-based community is open to and welcoming of many beliefs, yet committed to the idea that a Christian worldview is central to who we are and what we do. Inspired by the Gospel, service to others comes alive in projects—such as homeless runs—that demonstrate faith in action. Our Pre-Seminary, Pre-Deaconess, and Lutheran Teacher Diploma programs enrich the curriculum and offer vocational paths to Christian service. And faith lives every day in studentled Bible study groups and devotions, and daily chapel. You can hear it in the Concordia Choirs…listen, and you’ll grow in your faith.
Faith in Practice
Every year, two Pre-Seminary students have the opportunity to spend a semester of study with special Cambridge University status at Westfield House in Cambridge, England—a well-respected international school of theology.
Service Learning at Concordia Homeless Runs
“Homeless Runs have given me a deeper understanding of life.” —Letecia Hynds
Nursing Home Initiative
“This mission brought love and laughs to the elderly. Many Concordia students participated. The smiles and conversations kept the heart alive in both students and our elderly friends.” —Kathleen Porter
Concordia Service Corps
provides the chance to become a Presidential Scholar and develop expertise in service learning through research and professional training at regional and national conferences.
Concordia’s sports teams have a long winning tradition. Whether you choose to participate in varsity athletics or intramurals, or cheer from the sidelines, you’ll be proud to be a Concordia Clipper!
MEN BASEBALL BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY GOLF SOCCER TENNIS WOMEN BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY SOCCER SOFTBALL TENNIS VOLLEYBALL INTRAMURALS BASKETBALL BEACH VOLLEYBALL DODGEBALL FLAG FOOTBALL FLOOR HOCKEY FRISBEE GOLF SOCCER
Concordia competes in NCAA Division II. Men’s tennis has reached the national semifinals and has Top-10 ranked players, while our softball and baseball teams have won divisional championships. The program has produced five Major League Baseball and two Major League Soccer players.
Change the World
What will you do with a Concordia degree? Maybe you’ll join the Peace Corps and serve in South America. You might earn the Merit Service Award for service from the National Association of Social Workers. You could run a nationallyrecognized magazine or sing the lead for the San Francisco Opera. Concordia graduates are the backbone of the nation. Like them, you could end up in almost any profession, anywhere on earth. Whether you become a nurse, a teacher, or a corporate leader, you’ll shape your community and lead a life of meaning and service.
Among the places Alumni Make a Difference • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Apple, Inc. Bechtel Corp. Boeing Corporation BusinessWeek Citigroup E! Network Four Winds Hospital IBM Lutheran Social Services Martin Luther High School New York Police Department Concordia-St.Louis Seminary The Wartburg Adult Care Community
Stephanie Conkling ’10 Student Teacher Concordia St. Louis Seminary In searching for a college, Stephanie fell in love with Bronxville’s beautiful campus and Christian community. She graduated from Concordia with a Lutheran Teacher Diploma and participated in many organizations, including being a founding sister of the sorority Theta Zeta Upsilon, serving in Student Government, and as Director of the Orientation Committee. After serving as a student teacher in St. Louis, Stephanie now works at Concordia-St. Louis Seminary while pursuing a Master’s degree.
Keith Ward ’87 Senior Vice President Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management “Concordia provided me with a platform for discovery. The people there helped me to identify my strengths. The tennis program taught me healthy competition. Ultimately, Concordia allowed me to understand spirituality through my work with others. The reason I’ve been successful is that Concordia always had an open door.”
• Westchester County BOCES
Cori Macrae ’09 Quality Assurance Manager Ambulatory Surgery Center
Matthew Gonzalez ’07 Pastor Trinity Lutheran Church
Cori joined Concordia’s accelerated nursing program because she values smaller class sizes and personal attention. She focuses on quality improvement in healthcare policy and patient safety, and is enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at George Washington University. “The foundation of my Concordia degree gave me clinical knowledge, leadership, and analytical skills to make my career possible. I am now working on policies to ensure system designs are structured to prevent harm to patients.”
Pursued by Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford, Pastor Gonzalez chose Concordia for its close-knit setting and Lutheran affiliation. He went on to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. He’s now Pastor at the Trinity Lutheran Church in the Bronx. With parents working long hours, the church has become a safe haven for local children. “We’re building a family of faith here,” said Gonzalez, “I’m grateful I chose Concordia because the professors and pastors helped me achieve my goals.”
A SAMPLING OF WHERE CONCORDIA STUDENTS GO: GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS Baylor University
Boston College of Law Columbia University
Concordia Theological Seminary Fordham University George Mason University
Harvard University London School of Economics Hawaii Pacific University New York Medical College Julliard School for the Performing Arts New York University
Northwestern University Pace University Law School Stony Brook University
SUNY Downstate Medical Center SUNY Medical University Union Theological Seminary
University of North Carolina U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School Yale University
SAMUEL DEITTE Business Administration/ International Management St. Louis, Missouri What do you like to do for fun? Play guitar, golf, take adventurous trips to Manhattan Favorite food on campus? Buffalo Chicken wrap Why did you decide to attend Concordia College? I wanted to get far away from home for the true college experience. To play golf and enjoy New York City was something I couldn’t pass up. What has been your most rewarding experience? I’m close with students from all around the world. This has allowed me to broaden my horizons and grow immensely since my first day as a freshman. What makes you happiest about your experience at Concordia? I’m learning practical knowledge that will benefit me in the future. My business professors have years of professional experience and have taught me what it takes to be successful. In what extracurricular activities are you involved? I’m a member of the golf team, tour guide, Student Government Treasurer, Resident Assistant, and Accounting Tutor. How have you changed during your time at Concordia? I’ve become much more confident. This confidence has developed from stepping out of my comfort zone. What do you hope to do beyond Concordia? I want to be a Partner at a Big 4 accounting firm and give back to those who helped me get to where I am today
JENNY RESILIAC Pre-Medicine, Port-au-Prince, Haiti “This college has a special place in my heart. My experience here has enabled me to blossom as a person, and the support I’ve received has allowed me to become the President of the Biology and International clubs, along with being a leader in Christian Campus Ministries. I’m also a member of the Woman’s Choral Group and Tour Choir. As a member of the Theta Zeta Upsilon sorority, I perform community service through fund-raising for charities, and as a Pre-Med student, I’ve developed a passion for medicine. Concordia has prepared me to be successful as a person and professional, and I am deeply grateful for that.”
A DMISS ION & FIN A NC I A L A ID
You’ve worked hard in school—now it’s time for that hard work to pay off. Look at the financial investment you make at Concordia as an opportunity to earn an exceptional degree at a private college, work with accomplished faculty, engage in leadership roles, and gain realworld experiences that will prepare you for a dynamic career. Academic, performance, and athletic scholarships, grants, campus employment, and need-based aid are important ingredients in your individual financial plan. Concordia’s financial aid administrators, as well as admission counselors, work with you to explore all financial assistance available every step of the way.
You Belong Here
A VISIT IS WORTH 1,000 WORDSâ€” OR AT LEAST $500 Attend a Campus Preview Day or arrange a Personal Campus Visit, and weâ€™ll award you a $500 Campus Visit Scholarship upon enrollment. To speak to an admission counselor, call 800.YES.COLLege. Complete an online application and find out about campus visit dates at www.concordia-ny.edu or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The best way to find out if Concordia College is right for you is to visit us in person. Many students who visit campus decide to attend Concordia: they come, they see, and they know that Concordia is the right choice. Our Office of Admission can design a visit to fit your needs. You can meet with professors in your areas of academic interest; have a one-on-one session with an admission counselor to review your transcript; learn more about admission, scholarships, and financial aid; tour the campus with a Concordia student; sit in on a class; talk with students; and be our guest for lunch.
Come See Concordia College
Excellence in Christian Educationsince 1881
Concordia Collegeâ€“New York, a college of The Lutheran Churchâ€”Missouri Synod, engages and nurtures a diverse student body in a Christ-centered, value-oriented, liberal arts education for lives of service to church and community.
Concordia College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Concordia College complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (discrimination on the basis of sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (discrimination because of handicap), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed into law July 1990, effective January 26, 2002. Inquiries regarding these may be directed to Kathleen Clarke, Human Resources, Concordia College, Bronxville NY 10708. Campus crime statistics with the United States Department of Education, as required under Title 20 of the U.S. Code Section 1092(f ), are available at www.ope.ed.gov/security.