California Lutheran University

996 reviews
  1. Thousand Oaks, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
California Lutheran University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

California Lutheran University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$29,614/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,751/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,978/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,850/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,553/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,260/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,649Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Involved
    29%
  • Kids who think they're cool
    18%
  • Scandinavian, international, priveleged
    8%
  • Well rounded students
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Friendly, small & over priced
    32%
  • Small
    21%
  • Lack of classes
    5%
  • Liberal
    5%
  • A little over-priced
    3%
  • Boring
    3%

After California Lutheran University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses

Reviews

996 reviews
  • Excellent
    239
  • Very Good
    380
  • Average
    289
  • Poor
    54
  • Terrible
    34
Student involvement, fan support, and school spirit are all great. Our varsity girls volleyball team just won the first Division III National Championship for the school! It was also the school's first national championship ever!
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
The dorm itself is somewhat far from most, if not all, classrooms and dining facilities. The amount that they charge for housing absolutely does not reflect the standard of housing received. This year, we had five people crammed into a traditionally three-four person suite and once the fifth person had moved out, campus services neither came to remove the extra bed/desk/dressers that were taking up valuable space nor did they allow us to move it. There is no place to do laundry on this floor. It was also very difficult to move in/out of the dorms.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
Although this college was not my first choice, my overall experience was great! I joined the dance team and made many life long friendships. Class sizes were small which was perfect for me. The college was not impacted so classes were easy to get.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago