2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 4,041 students have applied and 3,314 students have allowed to admit to California Lutheran University (Acceptance rate: 82.01%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 15.00 % where 497 students have finally enrolled out of 3,314 admitted students.
California Lutheran acceptance rate is higher (easier to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as California Baptist University and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, its acceptance rate is slightly higher than the average (relatively easy to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 73.30%).
California Lutheran enrollment rate (yield) is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 15.70%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to California Lutheran University

The following table summarizes the contact and directory information to apply California Lutheran. California Lutheran offers benefits for veterans, service member, or qualified family members. You may need to prepare certificate of eligibility (COE ) from the Veterans Affairs .
Admissionwww.callutheran.edu/admission/
Online Applicationwww.callutheran.edu/admission/apply.html
Financial Aidwww.callutheran.edu/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.callutheran.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees/net-price-calculator.html
Veterans Tuitionwww.callutheran.edu/veterans/
Disability Servicewww.callutheran.edu/students/disability-services/

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average SAT score is 1,190 and the average ACT score is 26 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
California Lutheran University1,19026
All U.S. Colleges1,12368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges1,13269
4-Years Colleges1,12468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California1,17875

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At California Lutheran University, 86 students submitted SAT scores (17% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,190 and it is around average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550640
Mathematics540650
Total1,0901,290
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)
At California Lutheran University, 25 students submitted ACT scores (5% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 26 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Composite2328
English2228
Mathematics2327

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to California Lutheran University. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to California Lutheran University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Considered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended