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Reviews 831 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The university has great athletic facilities for everyday non-athlete student. The university has a clean gym that has multiple types of basic equipment to offer. There are also fitness classes and clubs offered to promote fitness.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: - the meal plan can be fairly expensive

-the meals are plenty and have some taste, not the best dining food at an university though

4 College Senior

Administration: Not in dorms, can't answer those questions. strict

4 College Senior

Local Area: Very scenic, just far from everything and you have to drive.

4 College Senior

Academics: The connections you make are great and really help to get jobs

2 College Senior

Athletics: The teams are not real good, but the stadium is great

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's very safe, you can walk if needed, a lot of stores like Trader joes in the area.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of clean cut, in shape, well off students who are very successful and typically very involved on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Major programs really help you to get into your field, and it's easy to get into or change your major or minor.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a Theology major and I love it. The religion Professors are all so caring, and take the time to get to know students individually. I know of at least two or three religion professors who are Yale graduates, so they're very well educated.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Starbucks and Jamba Juice are included in the meal plan, and the Dining commons has lots of great options as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Policies are well enforced, but are not ridiculously controlling. They're there to help students succeed, not to keep us from having fun.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Thousand Oaks is a great, fairly wealthy suburban area. There are lots of families and elderly people, and the local residents love all of the events that Cal Lutheran puts on. Locals know that CLU students are generally very well rounded kids, so the local attitude towards us is very welcoming and positive.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Residence Halls here are great. About 95% of res halls on campus are designed like apartments, so between you and your three roommates, you'll have two bedrooms, a living room, and bathroom. Juniors and Seniors also get kitchens. Buildings are very clean and well kept, and res halls are all within a few minutes walk from anything else on campus. The RA's are so great, and the housing process is easy and convenient.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial Aid has been amazing, especially with scholarships. There are a lot more endowed scholarships that you don't find out about until you're an enrolled student. It's also very helpful to be an unusual major.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan to have an internship in Ministry, and I have no concerns about finding one. There are so many opportunities to get internships on or off campus, and the school offers great resources to help you find potential internships, build your resume, or anything else you may need.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Campus is incredibly safe, to the extent that lost of students even leave their rooms unlocked. I feel incredibly safe on campus and in the areas surrounding campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most students who live off campus rent houses with several other students. Thousand Oaks is a very safe neighborhood, so if you can find an available house in the area, it's easy to bike or skateboard to and from campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Teams are families here. For a smaller school, our teams do pretty well across the board, and lots of students go to support games and races. Our athletic facilities are absolutely amazing. Within the last 10 years, we've built a brand new huge athletic center, new football and baseball stadiums, and a new aquatic center which the US olympic swim team uses to practice.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of options for grocery shopping, fast food, and dine in restaurants. Within two or three miles of campus, you're sure to find a really wide range of options that are typically within a college student's budget. Thousand Oaks is also a really nice town in general, so even the fast food places are very safe and clean.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall experience is great. Especially wonderful for people interested in studying abroad and getting valuable experience in the work field.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'm poor. I have two jobs and three loans. But the financial aid here was helpful- the hassle and headache came from outside loan sources like SallieMae.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are huge. Seriously though. As a transfer student the dorm halls are a night and day difference from public universities. Internet is wishy-washy. Dorm kitchen is good. Very little dorm life though.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's great if you're like me and like the rules. I'm happy with it being a dry campus- other people? not so much.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: A majority of the classes are challenging. I love my professors.


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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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