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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls on campus are overall nice and friendly. We have a good mix of people here on campus. One thing I noticed when coming here is that everyone says hi and is super friendly; something I am not used to from my high school. Most people look like southern californians; shorts, skateboards, sunglasses. I haven't seen PDA on campus at all…which is strange considering its college. There is a social scene, however a lot of people go off campus to party or to go out. During the weekends the campus is a ghost town…a lot of people go home for the weekend since we have a lot of locals and commuters.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is what you would find anywhere else, really. You have the ethnic restaurants, but then there are also the fast food spots. We have a Trader Joe's and Vons right down the street, which makes it really easy to get a hold of hearty and healthy food if you need to. There is a Starbucks around every corner, which I love. Starbucks is a must.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I really love the campus. There are amazing facilities, which includes the gym. There are various fitness classes offered, which is amazing. The library offers extensive resources, and there is an office for everything. It's a very green campus; there is always somewhere to take a walk or relax. There is always a campus event going on. Surprisingly, a lot of students take part. The events help to get everyone involved.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You don't see it, and you rarely hear about it. If you hear about it, its done off campus.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are very important on campus. School spirit is very high, and during sports events everyone attends, including various alumni and family.

3 College Junior

Academics: I am an Exercise Science major and the workload and curriculum is pretty tough. They want you to be a well rounded, knowledgeable and overall just great students.

3 College Junior

Academics: We have a wide range of majors and minors and class choices. The requirements for both general education and major classes give students a wide range of knowledge.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think that campus safety and security is good on our campus. We have emergency call stations and their office is located right in the front of campus so if you have a problem it is easy to get to them. In one of my classes a girl passed out and in about 2 minutes after calling campus safety they were there and attending to her.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The facilities are nice. They have a modern look to them. The Athletic facilities are nice, the gym on campus has really nice equipment. The library is really big and their staff is really helpful. The lawns are really pretty, give a nice, calming feel as you walk across campus. There is construction in the middle of campus to build a new common area with new food and coffee places which should be awesome once it's finished.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Eh its been an alright experience. The school is super expensive and trying to get all the Financial Aid is stressful but if you meet with the Financial Aid counselors it makes it easier.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its definitely a different change going from a Junior College to a Private University. There are definitely harder classes and lots of extra classes that you have to take even if you have your AA but the class sizes are small which allows you to have a more personal experience with your professors.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: You definitely don't see people walking around drunk or high and if they are you can't tell. In my opinion most people keep that in their housing areas. I have never been pressured to do anything which is really nice because I don't really party because I don't have the time to.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: We have nice facilities for a Division III college. People definitely support the athletic programs and we usually win our conferences. They have fan support and there is lots of school spirit around campus.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I grew up in the city right next to CLU and although this area is more small town than city there are still lots for things to do. We're about 30 minutes from the beach, there is a mall like 10 miles from the school, there are movie theaters, great restaurants, we have great hiking spots and we are about 45 minutes north of LA and 40 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Its a great place to be.

3 College Junior

Parking: I would say that the parking is pretty average. I usually find a parking spot everyday because we have a smaller campus even if you park farther from your classes you can get there in a good amount of time.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty easy compared to other colleges, don't know if that's a godo or bad thing

4 College Freshman

Academics: Everyone is very helpful and they try to offer many different opportunities

4 College Freshman

Majors: Pretty good, I want to be a biomedical engineer.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is pretty nice, but its not the smartest crowd.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Free parking, but get there in the off times to get a spot

2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is never anything going on at school because it is such a small school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus would not be good to live on. It is dead a lot of the times.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: There are very few good parties, and even when they do happen, the host can be an asshole and not let you in. Your best best is small kickbacks at friend's houses

3 College Junior

Local Area: It is very quiet, and a lot of older people live here. But there are a lot of shopping centers, cafes, and great restaurants to choose from which is awesome. Also it isnt too far from LA so you can always head down there for a good time

2 College Junior

Campus Food: The food here is okay. You find what you like, but definitely get sick of it REALLY quick.

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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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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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