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California Lutheran University Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
61.6%
Admission Difficulty for California Lutheran University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into California Lutheran University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,044 out of 6,569 applicants or 62% were admitted making California Lutheran University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. California Lutheran University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for California Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for California Lutheran University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California Lutheran University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California Lutheran University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >74%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 62%-74%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 49%-62%
990 to 1090 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 990 Low <36%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for California Lutheran University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for California Lutheran University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California Lutheran University?

Admission data indicates that California Lutheran University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California Lutheran University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California Lutheran University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >76%
24 to 27 Avg + 62%-76%
22 to 24 Avg - 52%-62%
20 to 22 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 20 Low <41%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.65
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into California Lutheran University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California Lutheran University was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California Lutheran University accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California Lutheran University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 45% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

California Lutheran University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,874 2,695 6,569
Accepted 2,441 1,603 4,044
Acceptance Rate 63% 59% 62%
Enrolled 371 224 595
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 14% 15%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California Lutheran University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California Lutheran University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California Lutheran University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110413 IPEDS survey data for California Lutheran University.