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California Lutheran University
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  • 4 Year
  • THOUSAND OAKS, CA

Direct Admissions

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

60 W OLSEN RD
THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From California Lutheran University

At Cal Lutheran, our dedicated faculty works with small classes of undergraduate students who are open-minded and seeking to grow as individuals while they pursue their passions and discover their purpose. Armed with your Cal Lutheran degree, a killer resume, and the right contacts, you’ll compete on a global scale in business, science, communications, the arts, and a wide range of industries. In fact, 98% percent of our students find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months of graduation.

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California Lutheran University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,065 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,924 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 76 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 94 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 93 responses

Majors

Sports Management at Cal Lutheran

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Through our curriculum developed in partnership with professionals from organizations such as the LA Rams and the LA Galaxy, you’ll take classes in a variety of disciplines to approach sports from different angles and explore its sociology, economics, and more. Hands-on learning experiences will prepare you to develop financial, marketing, and other strategies as a sports management professional.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,517 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
75
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Involved
    24%
  • Kids who think they're cool
    12%
  • Well rounded students
    10%
  • Scandinavian, international, priveleged
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • weird
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 80 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Friendly, small & over priced
    29%
  • Small
    19%
  • Liberal
    5%
  • Lack of classes
    3%
  • A little over-priced
    2%
  • Boring
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 53 responses

California Lutheran University Reviews

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