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Study at California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University, also referred to as CLU or Cal Lutheran, is located in Thousand Oaks, California, United States. It was established in the year 1959 and is under the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Initially, the university was known as California Lutheran College. CLU gained university status in 1986. The campus spreads over an area of more than 220 acres. Students are offered degrees through the schools and college of the university, which are:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
The male students of CLU participate in sports such as baseball, golf, football, basketball, water polo, cross country, swimming and diving, tennis, soccer, and track and field. The female students participate in basketball, softball, volleyball, swimming and diving, cross country, track and field, water polo, and tennis.

Profile of California Lutheran UniversityCalifornia Lutheran is located in a medium-sized city, in Thousand Oaks, California. The school is officially a Evangelical Lutheran Church school. California Lutheran is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at California Lutheran often study media, business and management, and computer science and engineering.

California Lutheran Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 480 to 600 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 610 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, California Lutheran tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 3, 411 students (2, 972 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
California Lutheran serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Students sports include formal participation in Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference competitions.

California Lutheran Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management278business management, management science, finance, organizational behavior, accounting, marketing studies, international business, entrepreneurship
Liberal Arts102liberal arts and sciences, English, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, political science, international relations, Spanish language, history, . . .
Education and Teaching98educational admin and supervision, school Counselling, special ed, educational administration, curriculum and instruction
Therapy and Counselling67psychology, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology
Media54communication studies, communication and journalism
Computer Science and Engineering51computer science, information science
Science32biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work21public administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17exercise science
Religion and Philosophy9religion, philosophy
Art Studies8art studies
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Contact: California LutheranCalifornia Lutheran University

60 W Olsen Rd

Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

General Phone: (805) 492-2411


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