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California Lutheran is a private, Christian graduate school in Thousand Oaks, California in the Los Angeles Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,273 graduate students. Of the 18 graduate programs offered at California Lutheran University, 2 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at California Lutheran University are Educational Administration, Business, and Finance. 21% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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In my profession, I have heard employers and districts will only hired those from this university because they know when the students graduate, they are prepared for the workforce.

Great school and amazing professors. Excellent opportunities!
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The teachers in Cal Lutheran are great and very understanding. They realize that you are an adult and have a life outside of school. Your life can get in the way of schoolwork sometimes. As long as you tell them about what happened, they will let you turn in something a little late. They also get it if you a huge workload from other classes. I told my professor after my first essay that the reason why it didn't turn out so good was because I was also working on another essay due around the same time and I couldn't make it as good as I could have.
He said that if I do better on everything else, he'll take it into account when giving me my final grade. I always talked to them when I needed something they were very helpful.

Only thing I personally don't like is that we get a lot more homework due to the shorter semester and that they aren't that flexible when it comes to what times of the day your classes are. But I get what they do that.
The academics are excellent if you're willing to take advantage of what's available to you. The campus is very nice and the region is great for hiking and stuff like that. The dorms are overpriced for what they offer and the rules are applied on an unbudging zero tolerance policy that I've seen do in a lot of students over things like having a beer in the fridge. The majority of people on campus are extremely well off and it creates a culture that's unwelcoming to poorer students. And above all, the school is exorbitantly expensive.

I say that if you are religious, passionate about sports, like a smaller more intimate campus, and can afford the school it's a good option. Otherwise explore your options for somewhere more affordable that respects its students.