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

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
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,387/ 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
$27,016/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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
    8%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,942Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
117
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • 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
70%
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
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Friendly, small & over priced
    29%
  • Small
    19%
  • Lack of classes
    4%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • A little over-priced
    2%
  • Boring
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $54,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    76%
    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

    California Lutheran University Reviews

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    Even before college was on my brain I was comfortable with CLU! The community is so close together and everyone I have met is so friendly. After applying and being accepted to CLU, everyone I have gone to with questions were so helpful. The counselors and professors are very supportive when it comes to changing your major, which is something I was personally looking for. The average classroom size is around 17 people, so you really get to know your professor, as well as have to opportunity to ask questions!
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    My experience at California Lutheran University in the Adult Education Program was nothing other than remarkable. I can't give this college a higher rating enough in the quality of education aspect of rating. The professors not only bring the educational portion to their instruction, but you as a student also receive feedback from working professionals who have been successful in their own perspective careers. The only downside to go to California Lutheran University is the cost of Tuition and Additional fees. However, overall I would definately recommend attending here for an Undergrad Education.
    I was a CLU student for 5 years, studying for a bachelor's in psychology. I graduated in 2018 and honestly I miss it so much. The professors care about their students, and I made friends in nearly every class I took. Everyone is friendly, especially psych students. I will say, parking is horrible, the freshman dorms are gross, and it's hard to get into classes. But, the campus is beautiful, there are better dorms for juniors and seniors, and the quality of the education you will receive is great. Personally I am not a partier so I didn't mind that there wasn't much of a party scene. If that's what you're looking for, I'd say look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a really good education and a school where you can get along with everyone, go to CLU. It's worth it.