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California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

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Overview

Student Population
4,027
California Lutheran University overview
Location Thousand Oaks, California
Online callutheran.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
California Lutheran University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Thousand Oaks, California, California Lutheran University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,568 prospective students applied, and 4,142 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 516 enrolled in the school.  3,682 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 345 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $45,500 plus fees of $482. California Lutheran University is ranked 316 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

California Lutheran University is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California Lutheran University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
California Lutheran University overview
SAT 1070/1240
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.73
Applications Accepted
74.4% 
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$45,500
Costs for California Lutheran University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$482
Room and Board $14,596
Budget for Other Expenses$3,034
Total One Year Cost$64,692

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$57,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
64% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California Lutheran University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Communication 13%
Social Sciences 11%
Psychology 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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

Current students may use the California Lutheran University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.