Concordia University-Wisconsin

Men's D3 Coach: Michael Fahey
6 / 10
3,493 Undergrads / 6,374 Students
8 / 10
$25,175 Net Price
5 / 10
64% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Northern Ath. (NACC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
48% / 64%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Coach Recruiting Interview

When making that ultimate decision about where your going to spend the next four years of your life take all factors into consideration. We spoke with Concordia University of Wisconsin Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Michael Fahey about the importance of picking the right school and finding the right fit. Be upfront and honest with yourself about your academic and athletic abilities and pick a school that can fulfill both of these needs.

Michael Fahey was promoted to Concordia University Wisconsin’s Men’s Lacrosse head coach by Director of Athletics Dr. Rob Barnhill on May 5, 2014 after a season as the program’s interim head coach in which they won a program-record 14 games.

During Fahey’s two years as a graduate assistant the Falcons went 18-14, posting 9-7 records in both seasons. In his first year (2012), CUW advanced to the MLC Tournament after posting a 5-4 record in conference play. He will take over for Jeff Roberts, who stepped down in August after three seasons of leading the Falcons to take an assistant position with Marquette University.

What advice do you have for players interested in playing DIII lacrosse?

Some advice “pick the school for the school”, academics is a huge part of your college choice, especially at the DIII level. Make sure that the school you choose is where you want to be for four years and that it can help you reach your future goals. I like multi-sport athletes as well, you don’t have to play lacrosse year round on every travel team and attend every single tournament possible.

What’s the best way to get on your recruiting radar?

The best way for a recruit to get on our radar is by sending a simple personalized email with contact information and a link to their highlight video if they have one. Also letting us know what tournaments they will be attending in the summer and/or fall.

What type of players do you look for and where?

We are always looking for student-athletes with high academic standards first and foremost. Following that we will see what type of athletic ability they have as well as lacrosse skill. We find kids at tournaments, high school games, and web based recruiting pages.

What’s a question you wished recruits asked you more during the recruiting process?

Any question! Sometimes recruits don’t ask anything and their parents ask everything. I like when the recruit is asking the question as it shows sincere interest. I like the question- “What steps are you making to improve your program? As well as “Where do I fit within your program?”

What are a few indicators that help you determine whether a good high school player will become a great college player?

First and foremost- academics. If a student-athlete can’t succeed in the classroom then they can’t help you out on the field. We like athletes, big, fast, and strong. We can teach someone to be a better lacrosse player, but it is tougher to teach someone to be bigger, faster, and stronger. We want student-athletes who will work hard in the classroom, in the weight room, and on the field. Stick skills are very important and crucial for the transition from high school to the college game.

What’s special about being a student-athlete at Concordia University Wisconsin?

Concordia University Wisconsin or CUW for short is a very special place located 15 minutes north of Milwaukee, WI on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. With smaller class sizes, amazing athletic facilities and outstanding institutional support it makes our university very special. The student-athletes on campus all come from across North America which makes for an interesting dynamic. CUW puts student-athletes in a great position to not only compete for conference championships on the field but also to succeed in the classroom and prepare for their future career.

How has the accelerated recruiting process impacted your approach to recruiting?

Recruits are beginning the process earlier and earlier, which has impacted Division I the most. It does trickle down to our level as recruits are visiting earlier and contacting us in their junior and even sophomore years in high school, which can be a good thing. We find our recruits by attending tournaments, showcases, and by talking with high school/club coaches.

Are there any last pieces of advice for players and families you'd like to share?

Make sure to be honest with the coaches that you are communicating with and stay in touch with them during the recruiting process. If you aren't interested in a program just let the coach know. Be ready to ask a few questions on your visit!

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Team Road Trips

The team plays the majority of its away games within the state of Wisconsin but also some in Ohio. The team also plays a significant amount of its games in both Illinois and Michigan.

Recruit Commits
Jaxon Hill Bismarck High School Bismarck, ND Faceoff
Braden Moseley Buffalo High School Buffalo, MN Goal
Devin Goetsch Kimberly Appleton, WI Goal
Oliver Roa Dunlap High School Dunlap, IL Def
Griffin Bahr Grand Rapids High School Grand Rapids, MN Att
Scott Lileks Capital High School Boise, ID Def, LSM
Max Esposito Northwest High School Germantown , MD Att
Isaac Ober Huntley High School Huntley, IL Def, LSM
John Cole Hastings High School Hastings, MN Def
David Bauer Rogers High School Rogers, MN Def, LSM
Gavin Philgren Neuqua Valley Naperville, IL Att
Keith Cornelius Harper Creek Battle Creek, MI Att, Mid
Sam Drake Madison Eastside Madison, WI Def
Savon Gonzalez Hoffman Estates Hoffman Estates, IL Mid
Colin Mitchell Providence Catholic Homer Glen, IL Att
Danny Kinnerk Saint Rita Chicago, IL Att
Luke Billehus Anoka Anoka, MN Mid
Ian Schwaab Junipero Serra San Carlos, CA Mid
Ethan Danz Appleton North/Nebraska Appleton, WI Def
Chris Smith South Elgin South Elgin, IL Mid
Brandon Villescas Marina Huntington Beach, CA Mid
Donovan Harper Servite Yorba Linda, CA Mid
Cameron Rosario Wauwatosa West Wauwatosa, WI Att
Ryan Lefebvre St. Rita Chicago, IL Att
Austin Brown Maeser Prep Pleasant Grove, UT Mid
D'Wayne Rackard Lyman Longwood, FL Def
Andrew Garcia Servite Orange, CA Goal
Skyler McEwen Palo Verde Las Vegas, NV Att, Mid
Jacob Dubyak Casa Roble Carmichael, CA Mid
Alex Loding Mundelein Mundelein, IL Goal
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
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Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • Greater Milwaukee Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Madison Wisconsin Area
  • Green Bay Wisconsin Area
  • Oshkosh Wisconsin Area
  • Greater St. Louis Area
  • Sheboygan Wisconsin Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Wausau Wisconsin Area
  • Indianapolis Indiana Area
  • Janesville/Beloit Wisconsin Area
  • Rockford Illinois Area
  • Fort Wayne Indiana Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
Where Grads Work
  • Aurora Health Care
  • Abbott
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Johnson Controls
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • GE Healthcare
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Columbia St. Mary's
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  • Froedtert Hospital
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Walgreens
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Healthcare Services
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Finance
  • Community and Social Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Program and Project Management
  • Media and Communication
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
470 - 590
463 - 580
990 - 1190
20 - 27
20 - 26
21 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 420 - 545 for SAT


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 3,772 1,856 1,916
% Admitted 64% 59% 70%
% Admits That Enroll 24% 23% 25%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.48
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
    Demonstrate Competencies
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    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (32%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (29%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (15%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (14%)
    Rehabilitation Science (7%)
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General (5%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (5%)
    Education (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (3%)
    Accounting (3%)
    Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (3%)
    Health/Health Care Administration/Management (3%)
    Biomedical Sciences, General (2%)
    Sport and Fitness Administration/Management (2%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (2%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (2%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$30,352
    Books & Supplies$1,800
    Cost of Living$11,170
    Personal Expenses$3,100
    Sticker Price$46,422

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship100%$19,324
    Federal Grants27%$4,568
    Pell Grants27%$4,285
    Other Federal7%$1,095
    State & Local Grants27%$3,081
    Institutional Grants100%$17,252
    Student Loans64%$8,140
    Federal Loans63%$5,288
    Other Loans15%$12,323

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $76.4 Million $11,982

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $17,482 $266

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.2%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,976 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $42,800

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 6.46 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 48% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 3 3
    Fondling - -
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary - -
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Other-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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