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3 College Freshman

Majors: I am very happy with being a Theater Arts and Spanish major but I do think that Theater Arts asks for a little too much because they require you to go to a lot of meetings and help a lot with play. When I graduate I plan on performing on television, plays, and anywhere that has to do with performing. I don't worry about finding a job because Cal Lu offers internships and posts jobs for people who are going to graduate or who are in their graduate program.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: For me it was, and still is, a big hassle to receive a lot of financial aid. I had to take out tons of loans to afford it but they really did help me out with as much as they could. I think it was also given that it's a private so they have to help other students as well.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are mostly two groups of guys and girls at my school. Either they are into studying and look geeky or they are into partying and clubbing. The guys and girls there are mostly Caucasian but they are sort of friendly, depending who you talk to.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have much pride in being Kingsmen and Regals at our school especially during Homecoming. We always show school spirit and are among the top in division three schools. We offer support and spirit for both men and women teams, given that our mascots are Kingsmen, a male knight, and Regals, a woman knight. I feel proud playing for my school every time knowing that they always offer their support for my teammates and I.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is extremely difficult at the school up until about 6pm. They are not really too many parking lots, and the parking lots that are there are near the housing, not the actual classes.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Cal Lutheran basically demands that all students live on campus and make you pay ridiculous prices for what it is.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Cal Lutheran is very strict, especially when it comes to on campus drinking. It is a dry campus, so the policy is that every time you get caught with anything alcohol related, you are required to pay about one hundred dollars and take an online alcohol course that takes about 4 hours. I find this policy to be quite extensive, especially if the student is not even physically seen drinking.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is on top of there stuff. Usually if students want to have fun, they go off campus though.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Clu is a really great school if you want a good Liberal Arts education, although the the students aren't as friendly as the campus presents. It's very expensive to live on campus, especially for a low income family. The upper classmen are pretty enthusiastic and helpful though.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am not old enough to go to bars but occasionally there will be a party off campus. We always find fun stuff to do if it be on campus or off campus but not normally in a club.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is good. Occasionally it gets too warm during summer but that is California for you. We are not too far from the beach. I like sunshine and we definately get that here.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The reason I gave Cal Lu a B+ is because tuition is expensive, which also includes room and board. On campus housing is safe, convenient, and the dorms are a little bigger than others I have looked at when visiting other campuses. Parking isn't too bad. You can usually find a space close enough to your dorm. This school isn't a huge school so it seems that everyone knows everyone and it seems like everyone wants to be here so it is a good group of students. Houses off campus cost anywhere from $1750 up to $3000 plus securtiy deposit and utilities. Apartments are on the spendy side. A one bedroom averages $1100.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Since i am in the ADEP program at Califronia Lutheran University, I do not have the chance to see what happens on campus. ADEP is for working adults and we only have night classes at a site off campus. Im sure there are use of drugs on campus, but i would not know, so i gave an A-.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, it's very easy to get into since most people who come here as science major or pre medical students start as this major. You will notice immediately that the major begins to thin drastically from the first semester on. The advisors are very hands on and helpful, and getting research isn't hard since there isn't much competition by the time you get to your junior year.

4 College Junior

Majors: As with anything you will get out of it what you put into it. As a theatre major, I spend a lot of time outside of classes working on theatrical shows and projects. I love what I do so I love spending time in the building. Our facilities are in the process of being updated so while we may not have the best facilities right now, we will within the next couple years. However, this downfall also gives us the opportunity to work on a professional equity stage at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and if you are chosen for an internship or apprenticeship with Kingsmen Shakespeare you work in better places. After graduation, over 98% of our students are employed within 9 months of graduation in their intended field of study.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are buses that run to campus and to major stores for shopping like Target and The Oaks. Because the majority of people live on campus and the campus is so small to get from one end of campus to the other most people walk or ride skateboards. You can walk to a lot of places so, it's convenient and economical. Getting to LAX or Burbank costs $30 through Shuttle Runner and will get you there on time, no need to even ask a friend and worry about them beating traffic.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Directly down Moorpark, there are a variety of options including big chains like McDonald's, 5 Guys, and TGIFriday's and also smaller mom and pop shops like my favorite, Lucky's Dogs. The majority of restaurants in the immediate vicinity close by 11 or midnight but Taco Bell, Jack in the Box and others are of course open either 24 hours or at least until 2am. Right around the corner from school is 3 Amigos which has really good student specials and you can call ahead so when you get there it's ready to eat there or take away. Overall, it's pretty convenient and if you want to drive for about 10 minutes there's even more possibilities.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school is very active in ensuring the safety of the students. There are always people on campus that can help you if anything goes wrong. I have never felt unsafe, even when walking alone very late at night. There are also emergency call centers every so often that will alert the police or campus security if needed.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: This town is not remote but it does have a small town feel. Also, there is a lot of activities to do outside of school and I am never bored. The only downside is that many stores close early during the week but besides that is great! The school has weekly events going on that get a lot of the students involved and people all get along pretty well.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in the Psychology program and I absolutely love it. The emphasis programs they offer for Psychology really do help with future goals (I plan on attending med school and so I have a Biopsychology emphasis). The elective Psych courses on campus are very interesting too, and will msotly likely help me in becoming a Psychiatrist.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Psychology is one of the more popular majors, there are a lot of opportunities to do independent research as a an undergrad as well as assisst professors with their research.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: So it is a dry campus but if people come back drunk and you aren't crazy usually it's not a big deal. People have drinks in there rooms too.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I personally received enough to get myself to school. I know the next couple years will be tight with money; however, I felt that Cal Lutheran was worth more than I could afford. To save some money since I live close I just commute and they have commuter events to make everyone feel apart of the school.They are very helpful and always get back to you right away.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The facilities are amazing. All/most are brand new, state of the art facilities.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Its Southern California, so the weather is amazing. Can get a little warm in the summer, however, the area stays a little coller than surrounding cities. Only 2 seasons; summer and a very short winter.

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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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