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California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
3.91 Average Rating

California Lutheran University is a private, liberal arts institution in the town of Thousand Oaks, California. With students hailing from more than 49 countries, Cal Lutheran features a diverse enrollment and is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution that offers 37 majors and 39 minors. Although CLU is affiliated with the Lutheran church, it is open to students of all religions. The suburban, 225-acre campus is located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Off-site centers are located in Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Oxnard and Santa Maria, while Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is located in Berkeley.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
85%
Out of State Students
12%
0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1109
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,236
Total Number of Undergrads
2,963
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
58%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,487
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$42,692
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,692
0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,600
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
99
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Orange
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
68%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
CLU is the friendliest campus you will ever step foot on. All of the students make you feel welcome and want you to be a part of their group. The professors get to know you on a one-on-one basis, you are not just an ID number to them.
Claudia from Moorpark, CA
I absolutely love Cal Lu! I have been familiar with the campus for the past three years since my brother attended before me, and now that I am living here it as even more enjoyable! Cal Lu feels like home; lots of amazing people. dedicated professors, and living in the Residence Halls is an unforgettable experience.
Stephanie from Burbank, CA

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