Concordia University - St. Paul

1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA | Public University | Established 1893

About us

Concordia University - St. Paul is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university that was founded in 1893. Concordia University prepares students for successful careers and meaningful lives by providing an educational experience that is responsive, relevant and real. Focusing on student success, Concordia University creates a caring, supportive and energetic environment that stands out for its warmth, character and academic strength. Student backgrounds, cultural heritage and age vary widely, yet all have found a welcoming and accepting place to grow academically, spiritually and interpersonally.

At Concordia University, students are part of a close-knit and caring community that encourages them to explore their interests and abilities to achieve their goals. Students learn together in a supportive and collaborative setting in both the traditional or cohort-based learning environment, forming relationships that last a lifetime. Located in Minnesota’s capital city of St. Paul, Concordia is less than 10 minutes from either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis, which allows students to enjoy everything the Twin Cities has to offer.

Why Concordia University - St. Paul

  • Campus life: Concordia supports students as they explore their academic interests and refine their career choices. In our ever-global world there is no better place than Concordia to prepare students with the culturally dynamic and rich experiences that they will need in life. The Concordia family welcomes students from diverse backgrounds, faith traditions and cultural heritages to share in this community.

  • Enhanced teaching environment: As a university of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, Concordia's mission is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, and for enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel. This school's vision is to be acknowledged as the leading Lutheran university offering exceptional opportunities for students from all backgrounds, who seek relevant career preparation and a challenging academic experience, coupled with the insights of Lutheran theology.


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