Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Undergrads
2,713
Tuition
$32,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 644 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Senior

Greek Life: We do not have a Greek system at Cal Lu. It would be interesting if we did though.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Growing up in Southern California, which is a very liberal state and a major melting pot, ethnic/racial diversity has never been an issue. It has never been something I have given much thought to because I grew up in such a way that everyone had their own opinions and "to he his own" was the way of life.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are fairly expensive but to live on campus right near classes is what you are paying for; the convenience. If you are able to get in to the nice dorms, you will be happy. The older dorms can be a bit rough at times.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I have not had any issue in the semester I have been at Cal Lu and living on campus.

College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have a Greek Life at our campus.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I'm not into the party scene, because most of the parties aren't for underage students. So I'm not particularly familiar. However, I know in the past parties have taken place at Arena, which I've seen flyers about from students before.

4 College Junior

Academics: My campus stresses academics and student success. I'm very hard working so I take my studies seriously. The process of registration is long but it's something I've gotten used too. My workload is particularly average. This past year was a little heavy on work but I was able to manage.

4 College Junior

Academics: My major right now is English and I'm really enjoying it. Although I've been told English is, at times, an under-appreciated major, I'm very passionate about it and particularly creative writing. There are specific classes that focus on creative writing and more of what I'm interested in. An internship in writing in the future - it's something I would be interested in.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere in my school's city is in a very safe and nice environment. The scenery is particularly beautiful and there are many places to go to shop. There's a mall just a small drive from campus which is convenient.

4 College Junior

Athletics: My campus is big on the school athletics - it's very involved and there are a lot of variety with sports. The school spirit is very nice, so are the athletic facilities.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've always had my mind set on just living on campus because it's the easiest thing to do. I've heard that living off campus is a hassle for my campus so I prefer to live on campus

4 College Junior

Facilities: My campus is around a park area so there are a lot of places to study. I find it easiest to study in my dorm room, it's where I feel the most comfortable. My school is big on athletics and campus activities. There are several different types of campus activities that I admire.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are girls and guys of all types at my campus. They are both very friendly and easy to get along with. Girls dress pretty nicely at my school as do boys. The boys are also very athletic, while the girls are more social.

4 College Junior

Diversity: My campus is very diverse in terms of ethnic/racial diversity. Also, my campus is open to students of all religions so there's also a lot of diversity there.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school policies are very straightforward at my school. They stress the policies of alcohol and drug use on campus and make sure it's not being used. My campus is also very big on the social events. There are always social events on campus that are pretty fun to take part in.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the restaurants around my campus are pretty average as far as cost. For the most part, it's not very easy to find places that are necessarily healthy but my friends and I are always looking for new places to dine at that aren't too far out of the way. I'd say that with the exception of not having many student discounts, the convenience of the dining places around campus are pretty nice.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: This is one of the best pros of attending here.

4 College Senior

Diversity: As an nontraditional student attending California Lutheran University I have noticed that the cultures of students in the classrooms are quite diverse.

5 College Senior

Facilities: The services offered to students at main campus are a huge plus compared to many other universities. We have a writing center, tutoring, career services, library, etc. I realize that many universities offer these. However, what they don't offer is free parking on campus, free pool and gym usage which are included in the tuition. Nevertheless, this is a huge relief for the students. We have enough to worry about.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The campus is really quite and well maintained.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Great gym and sports variety. Baseball is going very well.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Never heard of or witnessed and sexual assault cases on campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Never lived on campus but classmates state its average.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I live close to home, I did not have to live on campus as a freshman, I met my best friend in a business class, got to keep my high school job, friends from high school attend the same university. In all honesty the only reason I chose this school was for the scholarship. I would pick the same school all over again just because I got to stay with my boyfriend who I met a month before my freshman year started (I'm still with him). If we weren't still together, and I wasn't offered a scholarship, than I would have gone to Davis...Or saved money and gone to Moorpark College for two years and then transferred.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Centrum has good tater-tots. Huge variety and good quantity for the price. I do not trust the sushi but besides that, dig in!

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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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