Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Undergrads
2,713
Tuition
$32,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 610 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Weather is great in the surrounding area! Can't beat Southern California weather.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I have never encountered an issue with it, so it's not very prominent.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Not too many options for late night, but there are enough dining options.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Campus is small, and the computer lab is accessible from anywhere.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of options in, and around the campus, provides flexibility.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Downtown Los Angeles is about an hour away depending on which campus you are at.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel incredibly safe on campus. I can't say much about the health portion, as I've never used their services.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Academics at Cal Lutheran are great! Faculty are involved, and the courses are engaging.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletics at the school are great! Tons of fun to attend events.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Nice college town. Away from the city

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: i feel as though this is a small dictatorship and we have limited freedom. a good thing though, we do not have a curfew. thank god!

2 College Freshman

Transportation: there is minimal public transportation to get around to other areas. everything is a pretty far walk if you do not have a car.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I guess there are computer labs?

College Sophomore

Scholarships: Have not received any scholarships yet. Still in the application stages.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Excellent number of options within miles of campus.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Good campus. Many places too eat within a few miles.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: It's like having your own doctor's office on campus!

3 College Student

Nightlife: There is stuff to do if you are into that stuff.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: They are strict, very strict, which is great. It limits drug use.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: There are rules like no alcohol and no opposite gender in the rooms after 2am, but other than that it is a pretty relaxed school.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Many of the top ten safest cities are by Cal Lu.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Thousand Oaks is in Southern California. I will leave it at that.

College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is prohibited. There are no fraternities or sororities.

5 College Student

Athletics: Our girls Track and Field is one of the top in the country!

5 College Student

Scholarships: Most students are on a scholarship, a hefty one at that.

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The Centrum Café
The Centrum Café
The Centrum Café The Centrum Café The Centrum offers standard grill fare, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, ice cream, and drinks. Food can be purchased using cash, meal plans, credit card, munch money, or bonus points. The Centrum is a popular spot with students, faculty, and administrators. There are 11 specials that change weekly.
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Nicole Mangona
Hometown
West Hills, CA
Major
Communication and Political Science
Grad Year
2014
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Located in the heart of the beautiful, secure town of Thousand Oaks, CLU is an ideal university for those who enjoy a tight-knit community that focuses on academics, diversity, and social connections. The small student population offers students more occasions to bond with fellow Kingsmen and Regals, and to connect with professors who actually know them as individuals, not just as numbers. The semester system enables students to delve into courses of their interest, and the time spent on academic studies helps students discover what they would like to do after their CLU years. With more than 35 majors and 35 minors, and a mix and match of doubling up on both, students are bound to find their perfect area of study. CLU’s close, intimate environment provides students with what other large, public schools can’t: countless opportunities to shine academically and socially, and stand out as individuals without the pressure and competition of a large student body. Clubs, organizations, academic departments, and residence halls are just some of the places in which students can become involved, contribute to their school and local communities, and bond with other students, faculty, and staff.

To briefly break away from the hectic class schedules and loads of coursework, campus events, like Club Lu, afford students with musical-, sports-, art-, and food-related events. From sports games at Dodger Stadium to catching a comedy flick in Kingsmen Park, CLU events bring students together for a night of fun. At any of these events, in class, at the caf, or just hanging out in the dorms, it’s not difficult to see the diversity of students. Coming from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds, CLU students bring a great understanding and appreciation for other cultures on campus.

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