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Reviews 875 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is very inclusive and very accepting. There seems to be a lot of events within the dorms specifically put on by the RA's. Best options include dorms with full size bedrooms and kitchens. However, the freshman dorms are rather small but come with their own living rooms, desks, and bathroom- which is very ideal if you're worried about community bathrooms.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Cal Lutheran gives recognition to sports teams both varsity and intramural which is good. The athletic facilities are nice to go to and just takes a swipe of your ID. There are a lot of classes like Zumba, Yoga, Pilate, and Boot Camp for people who prefer exercise off machines.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The strictness on campus actually really helps. I like that I can go to an RA and get help dealing with people who are blasting music at 2 am on a school night. It does not really affect student academics or social life, rather, it makes for a safer environment.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Cal Lutheran does well with providing their students with financial aid. They said an easy to read financial aid letter and it is easy to accept/reject the awards.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I do not participate in the party scene. The party scene is definitely separated from our campus. We have a dry campus so most parties happen at sports or personal houses. We are quite close to LA which gives the opportunity for a fun nightlife if you do not like house parties.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The new commons have a nice, spacious atmosphere. They have an area that provides vegan and gluten-free options. The Centrum Café is a nice place to hang out but it is expensive. Each meal is the equivalent of $6 and most things on the menu are above that. Starbucks is the place I go to the most because it has a nice atmosphere and what college student doesn't consistently need caffeine? Unfortunately, our meal plan is restricted into using one meal per time slot. Our time slot for lunch is 10:30-4, which is an incredibly large gap to wait to eat.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Cal Lutheran is a beautiful campus. It is quite small compared to other colleges but it allows the students to speak one on one with facility and other students. Clubs are always promoting in the center of the school near the classrooms. Cal Lutheran has been ranked on lists for friendliest community.The dorms are just a short walk to the classrooms, dining commons, and university library. It is more costly than a California State Universities because it is a private institution but it is more affordable than UC's. In addition, the financial aid office does a lot to help find scholarships, grants, and loans.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: they do give money but it still only puts a slight dent when considering the overall cost.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: there really isn't a party scene. Always shut down and just not fun

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: the minimal options / healthy choices

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it is nice but nothing out of the ordinary

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It is 30 minutes from Ventura and Malibu so there is a lot of beach opportunity, but also an hour from downtown LA which is also super cool! You just have to be down for the drive.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The RA's are super strict about drugs and alcohol, especially drugs. It's a dry campus so it's not allowed, but everyone kind of gets around it.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of people live off campus in various different types of housing. There are condos and apartments within a mile from campus but there are also a lot of housing developments that groups of students can go in for, which a lot do.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: People get really into the athletics here because a lot of students are apart of varsity sports or attend the games.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Like all schools you are going to have some crazies, but because the classes are so small and intimate, I have had such a good experience with almost all of my professors.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Almost everyone at CalLu get's scholarship because they are really giving when it comes to merit scholarships.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: SO MUCH FRICKIN SPACE.

From the freshman dorms to the upperclassman housing, they are more like apartments than dorms.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The commons just opened this year so they are always changing the food up. I dont have to eat the same thing twice unless I want to.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Thousand Oaks is the 4th safest city in the United States and you can definitely tell at CLU. I leave the library at midnight and trek back to my dorm alone and never feel like it is unsafe. Plus, campus security is always roaming around just in case.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: its a good school for people who dont have a life

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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I only say that it is okay just cause there honestly isnt much diversity at all. You just see blonde kids everywhere.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: sports people are so up themselves

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: we are very safe and great here

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Our programs here are very good

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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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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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