Concordia University is a private, liberal arts college in Mequon, Wisconsin. The university was founded in 1881 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Today the university, under the operation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is a member of the Concordia University System.
According to the mission statement, “Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.” About 50% of students belong to the Lutheran faith.
The campus sits on 192 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan in Mequon. It features over 3 ½ miles of indoor walkways to help students move from building to building on harsh winter days. A city of 20,000 residents, Mequon is located just north of Milwaukee, offering a small-town atmosphere with convenient access to the advantages of the city.