2,963
Students
Financial aid thermometer
36,600
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
72
72%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

California Lutheran University is a Comprehensive institution located in Thousand Oaks, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admission, #1350
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Elgarico
Dean of Undergraduate Enrollment
Email: cluadm@clunet.edu
Phone: 805-493-3135
Fax: 805-493-3114

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,251
Applied
3,820
Accepted
2,963
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

3,004
Females Applied
2,266
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,247
Males Applied
1,554
Males Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.68
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.8
One recommendation
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Other early decision plan November 1st January 15th
Transfer June 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

42,210
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Fees

482
Full-time student fees
13,650
Room & board
7,330
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

36,600
Avg. Financial Aid Package
37,400
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
17,500
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,840
Avg. Loan Aid
18,860
Avg. Grant Aid
27,600
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
22%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,963
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 31%
Black or African American 3.71%
White or Caucasian 45.16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 5.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.26%
Two or more races 8.09%
Other 2.68%

Gender

Male (42.63%)
Female (57.37%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 51%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Club Lu, Midnight Madness and Involvement Fair

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government, recreation, sports fan, or club sports related, service organizations, campus ministry or other religiously affiliated organization and multicultural organizations

Campus Security & Safety

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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
escort service, shuttle service

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

445
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 190
Part-time - 255
Male - 234
Female - 211