Tuition & Fees

$44,383

$44,383

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
50%
400-499
7%
700-800
6%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
6%
30-36
7%
24-29
42%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%
30-36
13%
24-29
37%
18-23
47%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,111
Declined + 1,641
Total Received 5,752
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Private (nonprofit)

3,059

undergraduate students

1,324

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 4,383
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
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
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
24%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
50%
400-499
7%
700-800
6%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
6%
30-36
7%
24-29
42%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%
30-36
13%
24-29
37%
18-23
47%
12-17
3%

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

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,111
Declined + 1,641
Total Received 5,752

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
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

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,700

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $43,900
Room $7,590
Board $6,510
Additional fees $483
Books & supplies $1,917
Total $60,400
Average Financial Aid - $35,700
Total with Avg. Aid $24,700
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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

ddventure, cal lu hikes, CLU dive club, dance, disc golf, green, Knights chess league, Knights ice hockey, Knights lacrosse, Knights RFC, league of legends, mixed martial arts, purple pit, ShapeTheLu, surf, ultimate frisbee, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

ddventure, cal lu hikes, CLU dive, dance, disc golf, green, Knights chess league, Knights ice hockey, Knights lacrosse club, Knights RFC, league of legends, mixed martial arts, purple pit, ShapeTheLu, surf, ultimate frisbee, 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
NCAA Division III, 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

4,383

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

3,059
students

Female
57%
1,733

Male
43%
1,326

30%

1,324
students

Female
63%
832

Male
37%
492

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,942
students

Female
57%
1,667

Male
43%
1,275

4%

117
students

Female
57%
66

Male
43%
51

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

75%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements 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 32
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Norway
Qatar
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
intladmission@callutheran.edu

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