California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate
5,251
Students Applied
75%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
457
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important 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, 2020 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
32
41%
Submitting ACT
70%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1158
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
610
Reading
25th
540
75th
620
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
45%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
24
Top 25%
63
Top 50%
92

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@callutheran.edu
Admissions Telephone: 805-493-3135
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
Don't be shy! go out and have fun, experience new thing, meet new people and try new things. That is the best advice I can give to any new student, if you don't want to try new things college will be less fun and you want college to be one of the best experiences in your life.
Jessika from Alta Loma, CA
They like kids who are service-oriented (Boys Scouts, etc.) not just with high grades. Go to the interview, if you get invited, and share something great you have done to help your community.
Austin from El Cajon, CA
Don't let the cost of the school make you shy away! The school is amazing!
Kasey from Long Beach, CA
Prospective students should try to be outgoing and cheerful. Thousand Oaks is a wonderful town full of amazing and interesting people, try and get to know them! If you're more of a shy and inward person just take sometime enjoy the scenery, you'll make tons of friend who have the same interests as you.
Philip from Barstow, CA
This is a good choice for a school, especially if you are looking for a close knit atmosphere and small class sizes. Everyone here is very helpful and it is super easy to fit in and make friends.
Jessica from Barstow, CA
What I would recommended for prospective students is to come out here and get a taste for yourself. Schedule a private or group tour or if you are interested in athletics you can contact the coaches and come for an overnight stay with an athlete. If Cal Lutheran is not in reach of a tour check out the website www.Callutheran.edu and find out everything you need to know.
Derick from Sherman Oaks, CA
Take a tour it really helped me to choose the school.
Student
Get involved! It doesn't matter if you're a commuter or a resident, stay on campus and get involved and you will find your little niche.
Sari from Thousand Oaks, CA
Apply for as many scholarships as you can (performing arts, sports, etc.). DON'T pick a school for it's party status; if you're going to college for parties you're headed in the wrong direction. Pick a school for its educational opportunities and if the environment fits you.
Stephanie from Burbank, CA
Don't let the fact that this is a Lutheran school scare you. Everyone is super open to many religions and sexual preferences. Even though tuition here is a bit expensive, the scholarship office gives out many scholarships for you to apply to, so take advantage of that.
Claudia from Moorpark, CA