California Lutheran University: Ranking & Review

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Thousand Oaks
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United States
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World
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17972823
Top 17%

California Lutheran University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate73%69%75%
Applicants5,2512,2473,004
Admissions3,8201,5542,266
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores445
Percent of students submitting SAT scores70%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
580
Math
565

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores263
Percent of students submitting ACT scores41%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
24
ACT Math
23

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
RecommendationsRequired
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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services195276471
Education12516141
Psychology89158112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs108108
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services382866
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5151
Social Sciences41950
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4040
Health Professions and Related Programs3737
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service3434
Visual and Performing Arts3030
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2424
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2424
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1818
Physical Sciences1515
Engineering1212
English Language and Literature & Letters99
Philosophy and Religious Studies99
Theology and Religious Vocations88
History77
Natural Resources and Conservation77
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics55
Mathematics and Statistics44
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesCLU/Cal Lutheran
Founded1959
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

Official Websitewww.callutheran.edu
Address60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, California, 91360-2787
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population127,000
Phone8054922411
Fax+1 (805) 493 3114

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