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Reviews 960 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process for me was pretty easy and straightforward. My college as quick and was actually the college that gave me the most money. The financial aid office is a great tool to use and helped me personally in finding extra money so that I can pay for college. I was able to make a payment plan easily and the workers were very helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I felt very safe on campus. I love the administration.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Starbucks tastes not very good, the Centrum is pretty disgusting, and the Commons isn't too bad, though you get sick of the food very easily. It is very hard to find YUMMY food on campus, everything just tastes the same day after day. Although, they do have healthy options, they do not have very many of them.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Cal Lutheran gives out scholarships to help students in need, and it is very helpful!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved that I had my own bathroom shared with 3 others. Not having a communal was very nice!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Ullman Commons is a great place to eat. There is such a large variety of food and it is always fresh. There is a sub station, salad bar, made-to-order, cereal station, dinner/lunch station, Mongolian grill, pasta station, pizza station, vegetarian station, and dessert station (with soft serve frozen yogurt). Use one swipe to get in and eat as much as you want.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We have very, very nice housing for all grade levels. The rooms are a lot bigger than average dorm rooms, even for freshman. We are not allowed to live off campus until our senior year, but we can petition to live off campus our junior year. Your sophomore year and up you can live in dorms with kitchens so you don't need a meal plan. The entire campus is a dry campus so not alcohol in the dorms, even if you are 21+.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Our gym and fields are really nice and well kept!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be hard and expensive to find places but is doable

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options to try in thousand oaks.

3 College Junior

Administration: RA are very stirct and will get in you trouble for little things sometimes, just depends on you RA.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: There are not many parties and you are invite only if you are an athlete basically.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Almost everyone gets some sort of aid but the school is expensive!

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food can get old, but it is not too bad and the breakfast at the caf is good.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love the campus teachers and students that go here!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is one of the most amazing and agonizing parts of college. For starters you get to live on your own and get to see how life is without your parents help.You also get to meet many new and different people and instead of high school where you see them for maybe 6 hours a day, in college you live with them day in and day out. Living on campus also means that you do not have your parents awing you up and making sure you do your homework. Responsibility is quickly learned in college and is one of the biggest factors on whether or not a person will be successful. Dorm life is also agonizing because roommates can be a pain in the butt. If you are lucky and get a clean person who you get along with then life will be easy living with them. Unfortunately you may get a bad roommate such as mine who does not pick up his trash or is just in general a messy person. There are always a good side and a bad side to every situation but I am glad that I decided to live on campus and experience life.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Late night deliveries are the best! We have tons of options for food, I never get bored!

5 College Freshman

Administration: I work in the Residence Life Office and I appreciate all of the policies that they have put in place for us. We are concerned with safety and safety alone. Students should understand why policies are put in place and respect them. If they have a reason to be upset with our policies, this is not the school for them.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received nearly a half-ride scholarship to my university simply for singing in order to get into the choir. Prior to that I received about the same amount of financial aid due to academics. They are extremely generous with Financial Aid!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Next year I am planning to not have a meal plan because the hall that I am going to live in has a kitchen. I believe that this a better option for me rather than having a meal plan because I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I absolutely love on campus housing. The community in our residence halls is very warm and welcome. I am surrounded by wonderful Resident Assistants and Graduate Resident Directors. Living on campus has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me!

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: always could use improvement. hours

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: good class sizes and teachers and rooms

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i feel good about it

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: What's nice is not having to worry about being too loud or annoying your RA's. It is very nice to have more of your own personal space by having off-campus housing. Sometimes it can feel a little overcrowded in the dorms especially if your room mates are home bodies. Also, you may not have to share a room if you live off campus. Availability is pretty great in Thousand Oaks, the neighborhoods are some of the safest in the nation and are very family oriented. Parking and distance from campus are not issues.


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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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