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California Lutheran University

Acceptance Rate
  • Upcoming Intake

    Aug 2024

  • Tution Fees

    Starts from 49,880 USD

  • English Requirement



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California Lutheran University is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional fields. Mentored by dedicated and accomplished faculty members, students pursue their passion and discover their purpose as they seek to grow as individuals.

International students comprise about 5.4% of the student body, representing around 67 countries.

  • The Pearson Library
  • Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center includes a fitness centre, indoor track, and basketball courts.
  • The Ullman Commons
  • Samuelson Chapel
  • Black Box Theater 
  • Kingsmen Park
  • Rolland Stadium

Student Life

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers workshops, advice, and social activities for international students. 100+ student groups are available to join, including the African Student Association, Line Dance Club, Women in Business, plus more.

Its 225-acre campus is between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, just 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. CLU was ranked 29th for Campus Ethnic Diversity in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

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CLU is situated in Thousand Oaks, California. Just 25 minutes from the Pacific Coast and 30 minutes to Los Angeles, the city enjoys 330 days of sunshine annually. An affluent area voted one of the best places to live in California; students can enjoy hiking sports in the Paradise Falls area, visit the Promenade shopping centre at Westlake or take in local culture at all the museums.

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The Global Scholars Program is available to international students, with a value of up to $30,000. The scholarship is applied to students only from the following regions: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.

The acceptance rate for California Lutheran University is 82%, making it an accepting university.

The median income of federal financial aid recipients 10 years after enrolling at CLU is $65,401.

Popular majors at California Lutheran University include Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Data Science, Film & Television and Multimedia.

CLU welcomes students, faculty, and staff who are LGBTQ.

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