CLU, Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University

60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    42
  • Previously Enrolled
    137

Overview of California Lutheran University (CLU, Cal Lutheran)

About this school

California Lutheran, founded in 1961, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 290-acre campus is located in the Conejo Valley, 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,963
    • Men:1,263 Men (42.6%)
    • Women:1,700 Women (57.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (CLU, Cal Lutheran)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California Lutheran University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
60 West Olsen Road
City, State, Zip
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
Phone
(805) 493-3135
Fax
(805) 493-3114
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 5,251 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 3,004 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 2,247 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
894 (23%) of 3,820 admitted students enrolled
Women
521 (23%) of 2,266 admitted students enrolled
Men
373 (24%) of 1,554 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.68
375 And Above
46%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
41%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CLU, Cal Lutheran)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,363 (69.08%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,320 (22.25%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,854 (3.1%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,340 (5.58%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California Lutheran University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001133
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
575 (98.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
440 (76.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
440 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
109 (24.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$37,400
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 438 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,120
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 313 (71.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,930
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 119 (27.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
127 (21.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,700

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,771 (97.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,065 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,048 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
452 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$36,600
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,002 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,600
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,582 (77.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,600
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 480 (23.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
688 (24.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,860

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,220
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
29.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,500

Academics & Instruction (CLU, Cal Lutheran)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


190

Part-Time Faculty


255

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


37%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
366,727
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
334
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California Lutheran University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


69%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors (CLU, Cal Lutheran)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (52)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology

Online Degrees


Computer science, political public policy and administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Theology

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Higher Education
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Middle School Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life (CLU, Cal Lutheran)

Location & Geography

Population


128,412

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Los Angeles

Campus Size


290 acres

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Thousand Oaks
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Simi Valley

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Kingsmen/Regals
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California Lutheran University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student government, recreation, sports fan, or club sports related, service organizations, campus ministry or other religiously affiliated organization, multicultural organizations

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,858

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,963
Women
1,700
Men
1,263

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.2% Asian
  • 3.9% Black/African-American
  • 32.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 46.9% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


3.5% from 27 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,273

Student Resources (CLU, Cal Lutheran)

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