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Reviews 847 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I really like the campus housing here at CLU. The freshman dorms are suite style with two bedrooms, a living room, and a bathrom. It is really nice to only have to share a bathroom with three other girls instead of an entire hall floor. I ony wish there wre more apartment housing options.

5 College Freshman

Technology: For being such a small campus we have a lot of computer labs on campus at CLU. They are extremely accessible and usually aren't too crowded. Plus they are open 24 hours if needed.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are good things in the cafeteria like their chicken strips, caeser salads, wraps, and cookies. But cafeteria food can get old fast. I feel like I eat the same things every time I go to the caf. I feel like there isn't a lot of healthy and vegetarian options as well. After freshman year I recommend not buying the biggest meal plan.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: CLU is surrounded by an abundance of fast food and chain restaurants. Everything is about a 5 minute drive or less but there isn't a lot of variety. There is a good authentic chinese restaurant called Imperial Garden that is about a five minute walk from campus. Other than that the students can find whatever type of food there looking for in a cheap chain restaurant.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most students at CLU are Californians, so usually wearing shorts, sandals and tank tops. Most guys are playing sports in the gym or outside on numerous basketball courts or volleyball field with their shirts off.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: CLU is a very safe campus. Being here for three years i have never seen any unsafe activities. CLU is located in a generally safe area, which is Thousand Oaks, so not much happens. Security on campus is not very visible, but students still feel safe because of the warm environment. Doors are usually locked after 12pm and students are usually roaming the campus during the daytime hours. Campus security constantly send out emails reminding students to be safe and to report any suspicious activities. Majority of students on campus will admit that they feel safe on campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I have a car so it is very easy for me to get around town and to travel down to LA. The school is typically empty on the weekend so it is very convenient to be able to travel to the beach on the weekends or to a friends house. The school is small enough so that a bike or manual scooter is enough. There is a buss that stops nearby to take people to the mall down the street a few miles.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Nice neighborhoods. Good variety I'm monthly rent and amenities.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into my Multimedia major was pretty easy. No special application is necessary. All you have to do is pick an emphasis from the list of emphasis choices they give you.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently looking for an internship over the summer. Some majors require two internships minimum in order to graduate so it is really important to get a head start on that ASAP.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls here dress nice, and are for the most part very friendly. You will often walk by and someone will just randomly say hi to you, and you eventually learn to do the same to others. Students are very outgoing.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: They have up to date technology for the Multimedia program, however alot of emphasis is placed on video production. This is very beneficial to students emphasizing in video production. However, for graphic design emphasis students, little focus is placed on graphic design/print design.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: There is a lot of scholarship opportunities if you search for them. You can check what scholarships are available if you go to school website. Most of CLU students got scholarships and they say scholarship was the one of the reasons why they came to CLU.

4 College Junior

Weather: It's California! It's usually beautiful, sunny, and warm. The worst part about California are the Santa Ana winds. But fortunately those don't happen that often maybe a few times a year.

5 College Freshman

Technology: They're great! Very up to date and always available for use.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's pretty easy going here. Just don't do anything stupid on campus and you will be fine

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: I grew up in the area as well as go to school at cal lu and there is literally nothing to do here. Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Agoura, and every town around here closes real early and its a family area so theres not an abundance of young people or places for young people to go. If you want bars or things like that, go to LA. Luckily pepperdine is sorta close so if you know people, you can get into greek stuff in malibu.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computer labs at Cal lutheran university are really great. They are equipped with iMacs and those computers are upgraded with the recent versions of programs. (Microsoft 2011, Adobe CS6) You can use the labs whenever you want to unless it's really late. Most people here have their own laptops. (mostly macbook pro) School WiFi is provided to students. You can access to WiFi almost everywhere if you are in school area.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Students are pretty much allowed total freedom when it comes to how they behave, but that isn't much of a problem at CLU. Every person I have interacted with has been very nice. Academic policies, such as no teaching, are followed very strictly, but that is a good thing in my opinion. Plagiarism is the biggest No-No at the school by far.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Most students are accepted no matter what ethnicity, beliefs, economic backround etc, but there are sometimes a few cases where acceptance is absent.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Many of the students are from wealthy families and do not give hem the necessary drive to push themselves to their limits whem it comes to education.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: CLU is located in Thousand Oaks, which after around 10:30 the city goes to sleep. However, it is only 40 minutes to LA, and there is always a restaurant or two still open in TO. TO is a very beautiful city and taking a hike or walking around great ideas! There is one very popular club, Borderline, which is 18+. Each night of the week has a different theme, but they are known for their line dancing.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was pretty surpised at how good of a scholarship I received. My scholorship gave me the opportunity to be able to attend CLU. I didn't really qualify for any financial aid, but if you have good grades, have good SAT or ACT scores, and are involved in a lot of things both within high school and extra curricular, you will probably get a pretty good scholarship.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Food at the CAF takes a while, but the food at the centrum is very good and fast.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: The campus is located in one of the best cities in Southern California. Lately, it has been colder than usual, but we just went from like 40 to 75 in a week's time. It doesn't usually get too warm or too cold to be very bothered. I lover the weather for the whole county.

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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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