Tuition & Fees

$41,362

$41,362

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
23%
500-599
51%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
30-36
14%
24-29
43%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
53%
18-23
37%
12-17
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
49%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,860
Declined + 2,153
Total Received 6,013
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Private (nonprofit)

2,892

undergraduate students

1,282

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Communication
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4088
ACT 0183

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School Facts

California Lutheran University, founded in 1959, is a private, comprehensive, church-affiliated university. Its campus is located in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,174
Established in 1959
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Thousand Oaks, CA

225-acre campus in Thousand Oaks (population: 128,888), 40 miles from Los Angeles; branch campuses in Oxnard and Woodland Hills. Served by bus; major airports serve Burbank and Los Angeles (40 miles); train serves Simi Valley (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
23%
500-599
51%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
30-36
14%
24-29
43%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
53%
18-23
37%
12-17
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
49%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(may be waived with SAT Reasoning/ACT waiver)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,860
Declined + 2,153
Total Received 6,013

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Michael Elgarico
Dean of Undergraduate Enrollment
P: 805 493-3135
admissions@callutheran.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,384,123
State $6,095,366
Institutional $37,287,881
Other external $1,232,488
Total $47,999,858

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $12,178,870
Other external $328,392
Total $12,507,262

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Kingsmen/Regals
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Leadership
Clinical Psychology
Communication Arts
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling Education
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Divinity
Economics
Education
Education Leadership
Education/Liberal Arts
Educational Leadership
English
Environmental Science
Exercise Science/Sports Medicine
French
Geology
German
Higher Education
History
Information Systems/Technology
Interdisciplinary Major
International Studies
Marketing Communication
Mathematics
Multimedia
Music
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy Administration
Religion
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Theological Studies
Theology
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Undergraduate

69%

2,892
students

Female
57%
1,651

Male
43%
1,241

Graduate

31%

1,282
students

Female
61%
785

Male
39%
497

undergraduateFull-time

95%

2,768
students

Female
58%
1,579

Male
42%
1,189

undergraduatePart-time

5%

124
students

Female
59%
72

Male
41%
52

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
29%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Burma
China
Japan
Norway
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dane Rowley
Director of International Admissions
805 493-3601
drowley@callutheran.edu

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