California Lutheran University

1,012 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
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
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

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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
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 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 24 responses
Report
  • Involved
    33%
  • Kids who think they're cool
    29%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Scandinavian, international, priveleged
    8%
  • Well rounded students
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Small
    26%
  • Friendly, small & over priced
    16%
  • Lack of classes
    11%
  • A little over-priced
    5%
  • Boring
    5%
  • Liberal
    5%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

1,012 reviews
  • Excellent
    235
  • Very Good
    378
  • Average
    287
  • Poor
    54
  • Terrible
    34
Cal Lutheran is an outstanding university. It has been rated one of the safest colleges in the entire country. The Professors knowledgeable, professional and genuinely concerned about your success.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
Coming from A small close knit high school, I was looking for a university that could offer me a similar experience. At Cal Lutheran I feel that the professors and faculty make an honest effort to get to know the students. I feel that they challenge the students and foster growth among them. I am very proud to be on a campus that accepts and promotes diversity. It has been an honor to attend Cal Lutheran and I hope to make my mark on the university in my time there.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
The professors at my school genuinely care about each student, working to get to know them personally as well as helping them to succeed.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago