California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
61%
20-39 Students
37%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
60%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
44%
55%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
White
69%
Hispanic
17%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
Courses here are a lot of fun, but very rigorous. Because you are at a small school, however, classes will not be 200-300 students per classroom. Many classes will range in size between 20-30 students and the professor will have designated office hours for you to go and meet with said professor. It is a great opportunity to get to know your professors and an even better way to learn the material. My favorite class on campus was also one of the hardest on campus but thanks to my professor I aced the course and now I'm ready for any other class that I have to take on.
Philip from Barstow, CA
The classes are challenging, but teachers are willing to help and there are a lot of other resources on campus if you need help.
Student
The history courses are extremely difficult. I would say science would most likely be the next most difficult classes. But other than that if you maintained at least a 3.0 in high school, the other classes here at Cal Lu won't be too hard on you.
Stephanie from Burbank, CA
Some classes at CLU are very fast paced, depending on when you have your classes some will be for 50 minutes or some for 2 hours. The professor usually gives you an overview of what they expect from you, so follow their advice.
Claudia from Moorpark, CA
California Lutheran University is tough because school is tough but what I love about CLU is that school can be easier because the professors are glad to answer questions and have workable office hours that will allow you to understand your class easier! Also the classes with be easier or harder depending on the professor, subject and the amount of energy put into the class.
Jessika from Alta Loma, CA