California Lutheran University: Ranking & Review

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Thousand Oaks Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 800 2832
Top 17%

California Lutheran University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate73%69%75%
Enrolled undergraduates585230355
Enrolled total (including graduate students)4,2361,7572,479

456 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

158 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $25. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores445
Percent of students submitting SAT scores70%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores263
Percent of students submitting ACT scores41%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

California Lutheran University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $59,877 $59,877
Off-campus $60,849 $60,849
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,320 and other expenses per full academic year.

California Lutheran University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,448 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $40,880 $40,880
Fees for full-time undergraduates $483 $483
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,315 $1,315
Tuition for Full-time graduates $18,000 $18,000
Fees for full-time graduates $150 $150
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $730 $730

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 195 276 471
Education 125 16 141
Psychology 89 15 8 112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 108 108
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 38 28 66
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 51 51
Social Sciences 41 9 50
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 40 40
Health Professions and Related Programs 37 37
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 34 34
Visual and Performing Arts 30 30
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 24 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 24 24
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 18 18
Physical Sciences 15 15
Engineering 12 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9 9
English Language and Literature & Letters 9 9
Theology and Religious Vocations 8 8
Natural Resources and Conservation 7 7
History 7 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 5
Mathematics and Statistics 4 4
Grand Total736522241,282

A total of 736 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California Lutheran University.

At the master's and doctor's level 546 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate71%66%75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%

General info

Alternative namesCLU/Cal Lutheran
MottoLove of Christ, Truth and Freedom
Religious affiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church
Mission StatementThe mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.
Colorsviolet, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff671
Instructional FTE275
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, California, 91360-2787
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (805) 493 3114

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