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California Lutheran University
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  • 4 Year
  • THOUSAND OAKS, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are excited to announce our return to in-person classes and further open our residence halls this fall. As we prepare to welcome more students back to campus, we are continuing to monitor and follow public health guidelines. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A
  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 A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  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, 97% 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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,693 / 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
$28,930 / 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
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 71 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 83 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 82 responses

Majors

Film and Television Production at Cal Lutheran

New streaming services and a high demand for video content have opened up new opportunities for graduates, and Cal Lutheran's proximity to Hollywood provides year-round access to internships. Our graduates work at Disney, ESPN, Netflix, CBS, ABC, Fox Sports, and KTLA, to name just a few. Find out how our program can prepare you for a variety of careers in the film and television industry.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,971 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
107
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Involved
    25%
  • Kids who think they're cool
    15%
  • Scandinavian, international, priveleged
    6%
  • Well rounded students
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 69 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Friendly, small & over priced
    29%
  • Small
    19%
  • Lack of classes
    4%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • 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
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 50 responses

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