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California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA

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 TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students2,810
   Women1,613 (57.4%)
   Men1,197 (42.6%)
Graduate Students1,316


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate62% of 6,569 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.70
SAT Math550 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading548 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing490-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$57,879
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met73%
Average Freshman Award$30,930
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes


Thousand Oaks Population128,412
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
28.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.0% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students3.5% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning84.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.51 3.84 620 606 25
Low 1.71 2.80 580 540 20
High 4.00 4.73 720 660 31
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