California Lutheran University

#23 in Federal Region IX

  • Private (not-for-profit)4 Years (or High)Thousand Oaks, CADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree4,174 Students64.19 % Acceptance Ratio14:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    California Lutheran University is a Private (not-for-profit) (4 Years or High) college located in Thousand Oaks, California. It has a total enrollment of 4,174 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 14:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 64.19% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio64.19 %
    Admission Yield16.53 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$25
    Graduate Application Fees$50

    The acceptance ratio is 64.19% last year at California Lutheran University where total 6,013 students applied and 3,860 were accepted.

  • Amounts
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$41,363
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$18,150
    On-Campus Living Costs$16,660
    Off-Campus Living Costs$17,632

    The tuition & fees at California Lutheran University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $41,363.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $16,660 when living on campus and $17,632 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Meal Plan

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    California Lutheran University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at California Lutheran University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about California Lutheran University

Key Stats for California Lutheran University

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

California Lutheran University$41,363
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges$25,799
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California$26,966

Admission Chances average in nation


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges63.95%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California57.28%

Financial Helps high financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88.17%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California77.42%

Student Population small

California Lutheran University4,174
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges4,211,617
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California316,378

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges53.92%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California58.84%

Major Programs relatively few programs


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California63

Distance Learning limited online classes


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges10
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in California7

California Lutheran University's Mission

The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

Contact Information & Online Resources


California Lutheran University 60 W Olsen Rd,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
805) 492-2411


California Lutheran University is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (02/28/1962 - Current).
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