Nestled in the scenic city of Mequon — just 20 minutes from Milwaukee’s thriving downtown — Concordia University is one of the nation’s top Lutheran colleges, offering areas of study ranging from arts to business, pharmacy, and nursing. Many of Concordia’s nearly 8,000 students, however, are pursuing health care professions.
The campus itself is 200 acres along the coast of Lake Michigan, but even if you find an apartment off-campus, the shores will always be nearby. As Concordia is just 15 miles from Milwaukee, renting students can choose between two divergent environments: a quiet suburb known for its gorgeous lakeshore bluffs, or a developing metropolis rife with opportunity and culture. If you’re tempted by the latter but don’t have a vehicle, several bus routes connect Mequon to Milwaukee.