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Reviews 977 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: California Lutheran University is a dry campus. Alcohol and drugs are prohibited.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is taken very seriously. Students are given seminars on sexual assault and safety. Students are taught who to talk to when help is needed.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors really care about you and always available for help. I'm never afraid to ask questions.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You can find many jobs on campus and the career center is very helpful on helping you find jobs, internships, and working on resumes or having mock interviews.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. Everyone is friendly. There is plenty of space. You are getting a lot for the price. Everything is convenient and close by.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: California Lutheran University does not have any Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have wonderful teams that get lots of recognition. Our volleyball team even won nationals. Our school spirit is amazing. There is great student attendance at games and many students are dressed in our school colors. The gym facilities are great and clean.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel very welcomed at California Lutheran University. Everyone is friendly. There are so many student involved activities and it's never boring.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: This is CLU's first year having Greek life so I don't know much about it

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are great. Our volleyball girls just gave CLU their first ring and there was a rally and posters all over campus for them. All students and staff were very supportive of them. Another great aspect about the athletics is that there are JV teams for students who took a year off or didn't have the chance to get scouted by a coach. I play for the JV girls basketball team and the athletic staff treats me no different than any other athlete. All the students are involved in cheering for their fellow students and that's awesome. It's a great experience to cheer on other classmates to succeed at representing your school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: California Lutheran University is a very small school that utilizes excellent teacher-student relationships. I love this aspect of the school because the teachers genuinely care about your success. Rather than encouraging me to receive high test scores they have encouraged me to use my brain and form educated opinions... And also receive good grades, of course. I would choose CLU again for this reason and also because the small atmosphere feels like a community rather than a campus. It's like one large family.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very costly (about $200 a week); close to classes

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Although this college was not my first choice, my overall experience was great! I joined the dance team and made many life long friendships. Class sizes were small which was perfect for me. The college was not impacted so classes were easy to get.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Student involvement, fan support, and school spirit are all great. Our varsity girls volleyball team just won the first Division III National Championship for the school! It was also the school's first national championship ever!

5 Recent Alumnus


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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Except for my liberal teachers and their political correct agenda, it was a good school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Overall, you will get a good education.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health and Wellness programs were terminated, but they are very important - students need access to that information and guidance.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of the same professors teach subjects within the same major, so there is not a lot of variety after general Ed courses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have no answer for this.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pretty good, but like all things, could use improvement.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As an athlete, I think the programs are nice. But there is not a lot of support from the regular student body.


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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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