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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,892
   Women 1,651 (57.1%)
   Men 1,241 (42.9%)
Graduate Students 1,281
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 6,013 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 553 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 545 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $57,879
  Tuition and Fees $39,760
  Room and Board $13,060
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $32,833
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 193
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 128,412
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Kingsmen/Regals
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
30.1% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.2% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students 3.5% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 66.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 25.5%