Location of the Campus
Enjoying a hilltop setting fifty miles south of Los Angeles, eighty miles north of San Diego, and six miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Concordia University is located on a spectacular 70-acre plateau overlooking Orange County.
Concordia is surrounded by civic and cultural opportunities, including museums, galleries, repertory theatres, orchestra, and choral groups. The metropolitan attractions of Los Angeles and San Diego are a one to two hour drive from the campus. The University of California at Irvine is only two miles away. The climate offers year-round recreational activities such as surfing, sailing, windsurfing, and tide pooling. Local mountains are within easy reach, offering hiking and winter snow-skiing opportunities. Bicycling is popular in the area and the extensive bike trails connect the campus with shopping centers and the waterfront areas of Newport Beach. The Orange County Airport is only five miles from campus.
The city of Irvine is a planned community, primarily residential but including multi–national business and industrial complexes. It is rated one of the safest cities of its size in the United States. The surroundings of the Concordia campus offer an oasis to wildlife and are an ideal setting for the university.