Where Worlds Meet
Founded in 1881, Concordia College New York is a private 4-year liberal arts college in beautiful Westchester County, just a 35-minute train ride from New York City and easily accessible from Connecticut and New Jersey. At this small Christian school, students of many faith traditions engage with an intellectually rigorous, ethics-infused curriculum in a warm, welcoming atmosphere of mutual respect. We call ourselves the place Where Worlds Meet. Diversity is celebrated on our small, historic Bronxville campus, where living and learning with people from all over the world gives our students a distinctly global outlook. Here, a global education is personal: you’ll make lifelong connections with people from very different backgrounds and experiences on the way to making your big impact on our world.
Small, Local, Personal
Concordia College New York is small, which allows us to offer a personalized college experience. Here, professors and staff know your name, and are invested in your success. From admission to graduation, staff and faculty are by your side, delivering on our mission to prepare you for a life of passion, purpose and service. A top New York nursing school, Concordia also excels in teacher education, business, social work and biology, with undergraduate and graduate programs organized within four schools: the School of Health Sciences and Nursing, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Humanities. With selective honors admission, Concordia’s Fellows have opportunities for deeper study and expression, and scholarships up to full tuition. Over 93% of our students receive financial aid, and about a third are first-generation college students. Concordia Clipper teams compete in twelve NCAA Division II sports: Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball, and Men’s Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer and Tennis.
Arts and Culture
Music and the arts thrive at Concordia College, a cultural destination for over 10,000 visitors each year. Concordia Conservatory is a preeminent center for music education in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The Hoch Chamber Series, with artistic direction from Laurence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, presents top artists from the worlds of Broadway, jazz, and classical music. The OSilas Gallery mounts three major art exhibitions each year. The Sluberski Film Series, Jacobson Lecture Series, Business Breakfast, Books & Coffee and other events engage students and the community with intellectual and artistic experiences.
Academic Excellence and Value
U.S. News named Concordia a top-25 Best North Regional Liberal Arts College in its 2019 Best Colleges Rankings. Concordia was also named a Best Value School in the North Region, and ranked regionally 8th in Ethnic and Economic Diversity and 3rd in Percentage of International Students. Concordia College is sponsored by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and a member of the Concordia University System.
We represent 31 states and 32 countries.
Our rankings according to US News & World Report:
#2 in having most International Students
#3 in Ethnic and Economic Diversity
#10 in Best Value Schools
#19 in Best Regional Colleges
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Programs We Offer
- Health Studies
- New Media
- Social Work
- Criminal Justice
- Business Leadership
- Childhood Education
- Digital Marketing
- Digital Media
- International Education
- Special Education
|24%||International Student Enrollment|
|Top 5||India, China, Korea, Ghana, Ethiopia & Pakistan/Nepal|
English as a Second Language Program and Services
Concordia is partnered with Kings Education, as they are housed on our campus and they provide ESL courses and pathway programs. Kings Education is a high quality international education group with teaching locations across the USA and UK. Kings delivers University pathways, High School Pathways and English language courses.
For more information:
Contact Alexandra DeStefano
Associate Director of International Recruitment
Students who are accepted into a full-time Intensive English Language Program are eligible to receive a Form I-20 for Language Training.
Students have to be proficient in English prior to their admissions into a matriculating degree seeking program. Upon the successful completion of their English Language training and satisfaction of all other requirements for admission, the College may offer the student a Letter of Acceptance. Only then would the student be eligible to receive a Form I-20 for a Bachelor’s degree program
International Student Housing Options
We have 4 dorms on the campus as well as two off campus.
For more information:
Contact Rosalin Gutierrez
Director of Student Engagement
Concordia College offers students several options for on-campus living, with six residence halls featuring living arrangements to suit each student’s needs. They are safe and secure, with Resident Assistants always on hand for answers to questions, to provide support, and keep you up-to-date on campus activities and other important campus issues.
Whether you decide to commute or live on campus, you’ll find a close-knit community that’s warm and welcoming.
Where to EAT
Concordia College offers two places to dine: The Commons or The Brickyard (in Lower Schoenfeld). Our dining services are provided by Chartwells and feature a wide variety of options.
Where to FEEL BETTER
When you’re under the weather or need someone to talk to, we’re here for you! If you feel ill, require a lab test, or need a physical exam, our on-campus Student Health Center, located in Lower Schoenfeld, provides comprehensive primary care delivered by a Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse. And stop by our Wellness Center in Lower Sieker to find individual counseling and support groups, plus fun campus wellness events.
Where to SHOP
The Coop store is a Concordia College institution, having been an on-campus destination for students for over 100 years. The Coop offers unique Concordia-branded apparel and merchandise that is not available through our online store. It is located in the Schoenfeld Campus Center.
Concordia offers an American Transfer Program with colleges in India, Morocco and Tunisia currently. We also work with agents in India, China, Korea, Morocco and are in process of developing other partnerships in South East Asia.
First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students
Website for admission information.
There is no financial aid for International students, however we do have academic scholarships if students qualify.
Student Activities and Campus Life
We have a 31acre campus in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods near New York City. We are easily accessible via a 35-minute train ride to New York City. We pride ourselves in being a Small School that makes a Big Impact.
Choose from dozens of CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Concordia College has something for everyone when it comes to expanding and deepening your experience beyond the classroom. Choose from dozens of registered student clubs and organizations that span most mainstream interests found on any college campus. Whether it’s putting your skills and knowledge to work through active participation or leadership, or simply joining for the enjoyment, the options are diverse and plentiful at Concordia.
We encourage every student to find some co-curricular activity to become involved in. You can learn a lot, connect with fellow students, develop all-important leadership skills or just explore.
Find your PASSION
Check out these student organizations and clubs to find ones that will take your Concordia College experience to another level.
Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma is the national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United States, founded in 1931. More than 300 charters have been granted to chapters in the United States. Chapters are found both in state and private universities and in public and private two-and four-year colleges.
Alpha Sigma Chi
Alpha Sigma Chis is an all-female organization designed to promote unity and sisterhood among its members. The sorority organizes activities on campus that raise awareness of relevant issues and promotes a communal spirit for the entire campus.
Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda is the National Honor Society for continuing and adult education. Its aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing the sometimes challenging and competing interests of home and work. Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student’s career.
Learn more about Adult Education
Beautiful Feet Mission
Beautiful Feet is a Christian mission network that trains students and adults to assist in spreading the gospel. Concordia students participate in an annual three-day conference with other students, staff, clergy, church workers, missionaries, and presenters from colleges and universities in the Concordia University System, learning how to use the talents our Creator has given to us to help our local and global communities.
The vision of the Biology Club is to help club members understand biological sciences at a deeper level. Its goals range from stirring interest in those who are curious about science and/or biological professions, to helping ensure biology students are prepared to enter graduate school or the workforce when they graduate from Concordia.
Campus Christian Ministries
Campus Christian Ministries is an organization of students who create opportunities to enhance spirituality among themselves and the campus community. The group sponsors Bible studies, student-led worship services, prayer chains, and spiritual retreats. People with a love for the Lord and a desire to serve Him in a multitude of ways are welcomed.
The Concordia College cheerleaders cheer and perform at half-time of all home Clippers basketball games. They also perform during Homecoming Weekend in the fall and at various events throughout the year. Check with the Athletics Director for information on tryouts and additional details.
The Commuter Council is an organization that helps to keep commuters connected to campus. By collaborating with the Student Life Office and the Student Government Association, the Commuter Council acts on behalf of commuter students, representing them by voicing their concerns and ideas. The Commuter Council also aims to create a social environment through which commuters can meet other students.
Delta Omega Pi
Delta Omega Pi is a fraternal organization which seeks to nurture the academic, social, physical, and emotional lives of its members. Fraternity programs and activities are planned for the benefit and progress of the community, the College campus, and the brothers of Delta Omega Pi. This organization is open to all male students of Concordia College.
Hug Nation is a club designed to spread love and optimism on campus and its goal is to model a home away from home for the student body. Hug Nation strives to spread joy throughout campus by hosting fun activities like the well-known Hug Nation t-shirt day. The motto the club has come to be known by is “Love, peace and happiness!”
The Inter-Greek Council of Concordia College is the governing body of all Greek Lettered organizations on the campus. The Council promotes the growth and development of all Greek organizations through team building, community service and leadership development.
This diverse group of students is interested in learning about other cultures through a variety of activities, including social gatherings both on and off campus, “conversation partners” program, and the international potluck dinner.
Intramural sports and recreation give students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to participate in various sporting and leisure activities by providing safe, organized, and friendly competition. Events include soccer, European handball, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, softball, baseball, and flag football.
Visit the fitness center
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is the International Honor Society in Education established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Its mission is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service.
EXPLORE teaching majors
This Multicultural Club promotes unity among diverse cultures through integrated awareness of one another. Activities include talent shows, international dinners, an opera concert, gospel choir, fashion shows and various festivals.
Music and Talent Club
National Student Nurses’ Association
With a membership of approximately 50,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. For more information, visit the NSNA’s website.
Learn about Concordia nursing programs
Nursing National Honor Society
The Nursing National Honor Society’s goal is to strengthen the commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession by fostering high professional standards. Join students who demonstrate superior achievement in leadership, academics and professionalism in the pursuit and furthering of the nursing profession.
Learn more about Concordia’s Nursing Program
Omega Psi Eta
Omega Psi Eta, Concordia’s first co-ed fraternity, is a social and service-based Greek organization that promotes a family atmosphere among its diverse group of members. Members of this organization are very active and hold various leadership positions on campus. This organization is open to all students of Concordia College.
The Psychology Club is full of exciting and mind-teasing discussion. The club brings together any student who has a passion for or an interest in psychology. It’s also used as a resource for possible internship and career paths in the field of psychology.
Social Work Club
The Social Work Club engages in issue-focused, campus-wide activities (seminars, discussion groups, field/agency visits, etc.) in areas such as the developmentally disabled, child abuse, battering, alcoholism, and drug dependency. Occasional events are planned with neighboring college social work programs. Club activities enhance preparations for social work practice and personal growth.
Learn more about Social Work
Student Activities Board
The Student Activities Board plans and organizes many multicultural social, recreational and educational campus events for students and the entire Concordia community. Students interested in developing and executing successful all-campus activities are encouraged to join.
Theta Zeta Upsilon
The Music and Talent Club brings students together who love and appreciate music and the performing arts. Members of this span the diverse music categories they like, and enjoy sharing and educating one another on other musical genres and the cultures that surround music.
Singing and music are a part of our culture at Concordia. Some of our choirs require auditions; others, simply the time. If you have a passion for singing, there’s a chorus for you to join at Concordia College.
The Concordia Tour Choir is an intermediate level audition-only choral ensemble for 24-30 students. Members of the Tour Choir should have previous choral ensemble experience and be proficient or developing music readers.
Tour Choir has a variety of responsibilities including singing in chapel services, concerts, worship services, and tour.
Students interested in auditioning for the Tour Choir will need to prepare a solo song, or hymn.
Gospel Choir – ‘Gospel Knights’
Rehearsals are TH from 8:00 – 10:00 pm in the fall and spring semesters.
The Concordia GospelKnights is an un-auditioned choral ensemble open to all students, faculty, staff and community members interested in singing, playing, or dancing. Members of the GospelKnights not only sing, but incorporate movement and spoken word into their performances. The choir has a variety of responsibilities including singing in chapel services, concerts, and worship services both on- and off-campus. There is a course fee attached to GospelKnights of $50. It is strongly encouraged that all students be concurrently enrolled in voice lessons.
Students interested in GospelKnights simply need to sign-up for the choir with their advisor.
Rehearsals are M and TH from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the fall semester.
The Concordia Women’s Chorale is an un-auditioned choral ensemble for treble voices open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. The ensemble will teach basic music reading and notation skills. The Women’s Chorale has a variety of responsibilities throughout the fall semester including singing in chapel services, worship services, and the Winter Concert. There is a $25 course fee attached to help defray the cost of music. It is strongly encouraged that all students be concurrently enrolled in voice lessons.
Students interested in Women’s Chorale simply need to sign-up for the choir with their advisor.
Rehearsals are W and TH from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the fall semester.
The Concordia Men’s Glee is an un-auditioned choral ensemble for non-treble voices open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. The ensemble will teach basic music reading and notation skills. The Men’s Glee has a variety of responsibilities throughout the fall semester including singing in chapel services, worship services, and the Winter Concert. There is a $25 course fee attached to help defray the cost of music. It is strongly encouraged that all students be concurrently enrolled in voice lessons.
Students interested in Men’s Glee simply need to sign-up for the choir with their advisor.