Concordia University, Portland in partnership with ELS

ELS On-Campus icon for UGELS Educational Service, Inc. has 55 years of experience in preparing international students for university studies. For those interested in studying at this institution but who have not currently achieved the required TOEFL score, ELS offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills to the required level at our ELS center located on the campus of this university!  In addition, we focus heavily on giving you the necessary study skills for


study at the university of your choice. ELS students have full access to campus facilities for the duration of their ELS program!


Concordia University is a small, private Christian University dedicated to the pursuit of Higher Education. Open to students of all faiths, Concordia provides students with a safe, nurturing and supportive environment. Concordia is located in Portland, Oregon, a vibrant and exciting city with beautiful parks, an excellent public transportation system and a friendly West Coast spirit. With an enrollment of 3,000 students, Concordia has been committed to excellence in education since its founding in 1095. The university is accredited by the “Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities”. Offering 25 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs, Concordia maintains small class sizes where students have opportunities to interact with professors both in and outside the classroom. International students are an important part of academics and campus life. Concordia’s safe, welcoming campus makes it easy for students to make friends and participate in campus activities. International students have access to free tutoring, a writing center and support services. Surrounding the Concordia campus is a city brimming with opportunities. Portland offers sporting events, museums, concerts, festivals and more. Outdoor activities range from mountain skiing to ocean whale watching! Be sure to get involved in campus activities and any number of volunteer opportunities. Let Concordia University and Portland, Oregon be your home away from home!


There are six modern on-campus residence halls for Concordia students. These include different choices of single and double-room options. All rooms are wired for Internet access. Homestays can be provided and off-campus apartments are also an option.

Student life

For a small university, Concordia offers a wide range of activities. There are eight NCAA Division II sports teams and student sports competitions on campus. Concordia also has more than 15 student clubs and organizations in areas such as music, drama and academics.