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Reviews 960 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very nice at CLU. We have our own bathroom which is a huge perk.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I play for the Varsity Soccer team. We get all of the athletic trainers and all of the strength and condition coaches.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is very small. It is nice having your professors know you on a first name basis.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Once again, this school does have parties, but it is in the third most safest city in the country. We are all educated and do not have issues like these. I find this a good thing.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus looks so nice! Almost all the professors spend extra time with you to make sure you understand what you need to so you can do great things. The courses are hard, but the professors make up for it. The class sizes are smaller, so it's easier for you to ask questions if you have any.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We are connected to all the previous alumnis. For example, they showed me a list of alumni who became dentists and I saw many people I can be hooked up with around the world. It's pretty cool what this school has to offer if you take a look.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: We have really nice spacy dorms and great roommates matched up. Everything is absolutely great. I have never had one day where I was bored on this campus. Everything is closeby and everybody loves it here if they give it a chance. The smaller amount of people makes you feel more of a person than big populated universities.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life. I know of two fraternities on campus for science and business majors to help each other get hooked up into programs and internships.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is always enough equipment for me when I head over to the gym. There are some olympians attending this school and even some old ones who come here to practice. The equipment is always clean and ready to go.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus isn't too small so I can get more attention with the teachers and ask for help. Everyone is like a family here you just haven't met yet. Everyone is friendly to the fullest extent and always asks about your day. It's located in the third safest city of the country so it's really comfortable hanging out until late into the morning whenever we want.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel as though academically, the classes are rigorous, but I really like the classes I have to take for my major. I am in educational studies, so I am really involved with elementary schools around my campus, as well as clubs on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From the first moment I stepped onto campus as a freshman, I knew I made the right choice. It is such a welcoming campus and the administration and staff at California Lutheran University are very understanding. I genuinely feel like I made the right choice. It is very easy to get involved with student affairs here. It is a small school, so it is easy for me to connect personally with my professors. California Lutheran University opens up many opportunities, from mission trips to Mexico to even planning the different homecoming events on campus. I would not want to attend any other school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love California Lutheran. Great school with great people and classes. Definitely a great college experience.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is an extremely welcoming school with a great environment.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am pleased to have chosen California State Lutheran as my college. The environment and the small campus makes it much easier to make personal relationships with each of my professors which helps me grow and succeed in my endeavor for a better future.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: California Lutheran University is a great school as far as having a close-knit community with your fellow professors and students. Professors are always available and very excited to help you succeed. The size is small and is hard at times, but overall is good because classes are smaller and more focused on academics.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: California Lutheran University is more than just another college campus where students can get an education. At this establishment every student is made to feel as though they are part of a family. Everyone who attends this school is extremely friendly and makes it their mission to go out of their way to make sure their fellow peers feel comfortable and welcomed on campus. That feeling is hard to find on other university campuses; in particular, universities that are very large. My overall experience at California Lutheran has been amazing. I have met an abundance of people and made more friends in my first year than I had ever thought of making. I also joined a sports team where I got to develop my skills more as a player as well as be around guys who I will consider life long friends. Some of my favorite memories from my first year of attendance are from joking around on campus with my roommates; whether it be in the cafeteria, sitting at club tables, or just walking to class. California Lutheran is more than just a university, it is a home.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The students and faculty provide California Lutheran University with a humble, warm environment. They are friendly and helpful and welcome you. They make you feel like you are part of a giant family.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It was easy to find positions of leadership on campus, I became an RA and the residence halls are known as some of the best in California.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't quite receive enough financial aid from the school even though I'm part of the Low-Income class, but it seems like more scholarships are awarded to students in sports which is probably why I didn't receive as much.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Half the school plays some type of sport here so it is really awesome and we have an excellent fan base. School spirit is huge in the beginning of the year but dies down and is only big for football and baseball. The facilities are some of the best in the country and we definitely have the best stadium and fields. Our teams are very good and always put on a good showing for the fans.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: This is not a party school. If you play sports and are well known you will most likely get in. Get to know some of the more well known athletes and try to get in. Everyone knows each other at the few parties that occur so they are really fun. Things get shut down pretty easy if the party gets out of control and and to wild but it just depends on what house you go to. Some parties have music going all night and nothing happens so just be aware. Everyone is actually pretty chill at the parties but just be prepared to be kicked out by upperclassmen if they don't know you or if there are to many guys.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off- campus dining is a must if you want to survive. Because of how the meal plans work you might eat your dinner at 5 PM and most people stay up late doing homework and studying. Almost everything closes at 10 PM which is horrible and the only things that stay open past that are fast food chains such as McDonalds. If you go down Moorpark on both sides for a few miles there are restaurants lined up and it is pretty easy to find something to eat. There are not many student discounts besides places like Panda Express and Starbucks so cost is pretty high. Grocery store and whole food stores are also available if you are looking to make your own dinner and something healthier.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Cal Lutheran is a very strict campus when it comes down to discipline and rules. It is a dry campus so even the hint of alcohol can get you in trouble and be written up. It really depends on your RA's on how strict they are and some go hunting for troublemakers while others just don't want to see whats happening and only bust people if they are out and disruptive. Campus safety busts a lot of people for parking violations and they are always on the prowl. There are designated places to park for commuters, students, teachers, and visitors. If you park in the wrong place you will most likely get a ticket. i visited the campus with my parents and went on a tour to check everything out and when we came back we had a ticket for about 35 dollars because we were in student parking even though the parking lot was half empty.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food and dining at Cal Lutheran is very nice but can become a hassle. First of all the Ullman Dining is basically a buffet and all you can eat. I have gone and had 4 or 5 plates worth of food and just hung out with my friends. It is quick and easy to swipe your id and get in. The menu is the same but everyday they cook something fresh and different that is offered by the drinks. They also have a chef cooking Mongolian food and fresh oven baked pizza. My personal favorite would be the ice cream machines. I have had countless ice cream cones and made my own shakes and smoothies with it. The Centrum is another great place where you can use Tap-N-Go to order quick and pick up your food in usually 10 minutes. This is great for when you are in a rush and need something fast to eat. The only downside was last year you could only use one meal swipe between the designated times which were i believe 7-10:30 AM for breakfast, 11-4 for lunch and 4:30- 6:30. That means that you could only use one swipe during those times. Want to eat at 11 and then 4 nope sorry can't happen. On the weekends it was worse because it was breakfast 8-3:30 and dinner at 4-6:30. You could only use one meal swipe for an 8 hour time slot which is ridiculous.

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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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