California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

California Lutheran University Overview

Student population

Address60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA
School Websitewww.callutheran.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Midsize

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

California Lutheran University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Thousand Oaks, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 5,752 students applied to California Lutheran University. Of those students, 4,111 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in California Lutheran University was $42,210, in addition to fees of $482. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend California Lutheran University.

California Lutheran University has a 76% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

California Lutheran University Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

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The California Lutheran University acceptance rate is 71%. To put this into perspective, 4,111 of the 5,752 students who applied to California Lutheran University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in California Lutheran University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into California Lutheran University had an SAT score between the range of 1,070 and 1,250. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for California Lutheran University was between 21 and 26 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to California Lutheran University as part of their application.

California Lutheran University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At California Lutheran University, the tuition for in-state residents is $42,210. Combined with fees of $482, room and board costs of $13,650, other expenses of $3,340 and the $1,917 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $42,692 in tuition.

Students at California Lutheran University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at California Lutheran University was $4,926 last year, with 30% of students being awarded federal aid.

California Lutheran University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to California Lutheran University.

California Lutheran University has a good gender split, with 57% of undergraduates being female and 43% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 84% of all students reside in California. However, 13% of students come from out-of-state and 3% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at California Lutheran University is 16:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

California Lutheran University Popular Majors and Programs

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

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