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.

Website: www.callutheran.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,963
Undergraduate
Students
(57.4%) 1,700 Women
(42.6%) 1,263 Men
1,273
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 5,251 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,877
Tuition and Fees
$41,363
Room and Board
$13,320
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$37,400
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,220
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
190
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
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Campus Life

Thousand Oaks Population
128,412
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Kingsmen/Regals
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.5%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
60 West Olsen Road
City, State, Zip
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
Phone
(805) 493-3135
Fax
(805) 493-3114
E-mail
admissions@callutheran.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
80% of 2429 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
256
Students Accepting Wait List Position
138
Students Admitted From Wait List
136

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.68
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,877
Tuition and Fees
$41,363
Room and Board
$13,320
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Other Expenses
$3,340
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001133
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out 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


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,500
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Computer science, political public policy and administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Theological Studies, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Master of Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Middle School Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Thousand Oaks 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
escort service, shuttle service

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,963
Women
1,700 (57.4%)
Men
1,263 (42.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,858
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
All Graduate Students
1,273

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
69%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Average Starting Salary
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.5%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 2.25%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 13.5%
Medicine 3%
Veterinary Medicine 5%
Education 16%

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