Tuition & Fees

$42,693

$42,693

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
53%
400-499
10%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
55%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
30-36
18%
24-29
36%
18-23
38%
12-17
8%
30-36
12%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%
30-36
10%
24-29
45%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,820
Declined + 1,431
Total Received 5,251
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Private (nonprofit)

2,963

undergraduate students

1,273

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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Location

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 4,236
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: 128,995), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
53%
400-499
10%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
55%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
30-36
18%
24-29
36%
18-23
38%
12-17
8%
30-36
12%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%
30-36
10%
24-29
45%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%

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

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,820
Declined + 1,431
Total Received 5,251

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,600

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,210
Room $7,330
Board $6,320
Additional fees $483
Books & supplies $1,917
Total $58,260
Average Financial Aid - $36,600
Total with Avg. Aid $21,660
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 805 493-3115
F: 805 493-3114
finaid@callutheran.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jerry McKeen
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@callutheran.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Adventure Club, Ballroom Dance, Bowling, Capture The Flag, Cosmic Dodgeball, Cricket, Dance, Diving, Hiking, Hockey, Lacrosse, Pilates, Rugby, Spikeball, Spirit Club, Stunt Team, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Adventure Club, Ballroom Dance, Bowling, Capture The Flag, Cosmic Dodgeball, Cricket, Dance, Diving, Hiking, Hockey, Lacrosse, Pilates, Rugby, Spikeball, Spirit Club, Stunt Team, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Daniel Kuntz (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Debra Day (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
Financial Planning
French
Geology
German
Higher Education
History
History Pedagogy
Information Systems/Technology
Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
Interdisciplinary Major
International Studies
Marketing Communication
Mathematics
Multimedia
Music
Music Production
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy Administration
Religion
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Theological Studies
Theology
Theology/Christian Leadership
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Communication
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,236

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

2,963
students

Female
57%
1,700

Male
43%
1,263

30%

1,273
students

Female
61%
779

Male
39%
494

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,858
students

Female
58%
1,643

Male
42%
1,215

4%

105
students

Female
55%
57

Male
45%
48

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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
28%
Hispanic/Latino
41%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Burma
China
Japan
Norway
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
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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