Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB
California Lutheran University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management121Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies45Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities44Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science43Graduates
- Political Science and Government32Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems28Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
After California Lutheran University
- Very Good380
California Lutheran University has students from all around the world. Numerous students throughout my different classes were from various countries and one of my roommates was even from Norway! Because of the intense diversity around campus, it's very common to walk to class and hear 4 different languages being spoken. There are a lot of clubs for each nationality present on campus, and individuals are very proud and passionate about their homelands. California Lutheran University is located in Newbury Park, which is a predominately white neighborhood. However, because of the diversity present on campus, it's easy to forget you are in Newbury Park and instead you feel as if you are on a diverse island, with many cultures displayed.
- College Junior
- May 26 2013
For a college town, Thousand Oaks really isn't one. Most locals are wealthy quiet families, or of retirement age. They're pretty respectful towards students, but the town doesn't cater towards us, everything is closed by 9 or 10 and you have to spend A LOT of money if you're planning on ever living off campus in anything better than a sketchy apartment. There's really no nightlife but The Oaks is a really nice mall and there is a complex just down the street with Trader Joe's, Rite Aid, Fibber McGees, Liquor Store, Donut Shop etc. and Target, Ralphs, Vons, and other fast food places are within driving distance. But you're in Southern California, so LA, Malibu, Venice, Disneyland are all relatively close, you just have to venture a little bit further! Opportunities are endless.
- College Sophomore
- Aug 11 2014
Although I have always loved English, the English courses offered at California Lutheran University have been incredibly influential. The small class sizes, and very close interaction between the students and teachers have allowed me to grow and flourish as I learn more and more about English, myself, and how I want to include English in my life. I have had my mind blown time and time again, as my professors encouraged me to look at ideas from different and new perspectives. Initially, I was apprehensive about the smaller class sizes, and how involved the professors were with your work, but now I wouldn't have it any other way. My teachers know me and my work, and are available to help me improve myself every step of the way!
- College Junior
- May 26 2013