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Reviews 960 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's nice having a small environment, but at times feels limited.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of GE's that are really just a re-run of high school (like physical education, and a foreign language class are required). Not really sure how many of the GE requirements are supposed to aid me in my major.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Have not encountered a problem. The environment is rather benign, and campus security patrols the area constantly.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Tremendous social life! The Campus does a pretty average job at trying to employ students, although the 20 hour limit per pay period (2 weeks) is a little bit restrictive because of how expensive tuition is; but the students and staff are wonderful and sociable, I don't feel threatened in any way by them.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a bit over-priced for what I would expect out of an education that is almost three times more than what my parents make a year; but everyone for the most part is nice and friendly, and the staff is willing to work with the student body. I don't think that the school does enough to help under-privileged students (because let's face it... if a student barely makes $10,000/year and still struggles to pay for food, how can we expect that student to pay off additional student loans, let alone books, when he/she can't even afford dinner?). I also see that the classrooms don't use technology like SmartBoards like a lot of local high schools do, so perhaps that is something they could invest with our tuition. It's alright, loving the social experience, a bit too much work however.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Facilities well kept & plenty student involvement.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Would choose again; small, pluralism encouraged.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus safety is always around, you won't walk more than five minutes without seeing a campus safety truck or cart driving around making sure everything is okay.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The courses are challenging but most of the professors are there for you and will be there if you need any guidance. Some professors could care less but I have only had one of those so far in my 3 years here.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: From what I have heard, getting a degree from this private school looks great. Our jobs center always seems to have companies standing by just waiting to swoop up any one from this school who is interested in what they do.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: No matter where you live on campus, the housing is going to be spacious and luxurious compared to cramped dorms of larger schools. The only complaint I would have is how strictly the dry campus and some other rules are enforced. Sometimes even visitors have been written up.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life yet, but I think some smaller fraternities are making a push to come to our school. It would have made my college experience better, I believe, if Greek life was an integral part of the school, but that wasn't something I looked for when applying to CLU.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Our women's volleyball team is stellar and the best show on campus. They recently won the Division 3 national championship, but other than that I feel like most of our teams are overlooked. Most of the student body likes to participate in intramurals though.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a very small school so the typical "college experience" is not the same as it would be at a larger school. That being said, because the school is very small, you get to know your professors better than you would at a big school. This allows you to develop a relationship with them and they really care about your success.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: CLU is in one of the safest cities in the nation. There is hardly any trouble going on around campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors truly want to make sure you succeed. They all know you on a first name basis and will even stop you on the way to Starbucks to just talk.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from this school is competitive with some of the best schools in California.


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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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