The acceptance rate at California Lutheran University is 74%. It ranks #61 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California Lutheran University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 4,142 out of 5,568 applicants were admitted.
The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent (SAT 1070/1240 ACT 20/27). California Lutheran University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.73. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The California Lutheran University application fee is $25 and applications are due by Feb 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California Lutheran University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1160
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California Lutheran University?
California Lutheran University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. California Lutheran University ranks #33 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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. The school ranks #33 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California Lutheran University.
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What GPA do you need to get into California Lutheran University?
Applicants require 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 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California Lutheran University accepts 74% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||24.0%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||21.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||13.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||7.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||5.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||1.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
69% of California Lutheran University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||21%|
|Top 25% of class||69%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||14%||12%|
Applicants have 119 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to California Lutheran University is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to California Lutheran University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
86% of students submit their SAT scores to California Lutheran University. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% of those who apply are granted admission to California Lutheran University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1240. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.