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California Lutheran University

Both in the classroom and outside of it, everyone at Cal Lutheran is committed to helping each student pursue their passions to discover their purpose, and follow that purpose to transform their community—and the world.

About

History

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is home to more than 3,078 undergraduate and 1,324 graduate students who come from more than 49 countries and represent a wide variety of faiths.

Education

Through our undergraduate programs, we offer 41 majors and 41 minors.

Our flexible Bachelor's Degree for Professionals program is designed to meet the needs of returning adult students.

Graduate degrees, credentials, and certifications are offered through:

  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Management
  • Graduate School of Psychology
  • School for Professional & Continuing Studies
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Research

Cal Lutheran students across all disciplines are given opportunities to participate in research and creative scholarship, allowing them to make original contributions to their fields while they study.

Career

Preparing for your career begins the moment you are admitted to Cal Lutheran. We're here to help you from your first day through graduation and beyond.

Whether you're a current student or part of our alumni family, we can help you:

  • Decide a career direction
  • Find a job or internship
  • Prepare for job interviews
  • Apply to graduate school

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The International Programs Office is dedicated to providing social support and immigration advisement for the well being of international students who attend Cal Lutheran. We offer immigration advisement, workshops, and social activities for international students. We also serve as an educational resource for students, faculty and staff. Programs and activities sponsored by the office encourage international and American students to interact in order to provide an enriched campus community for all.

Housing services

Comfortable and community-oriented, it doesn’t take long before your residence hall feels like home. Living in any of our residence halls means you'll be moving into a great neighborhood and welcomed into the supportive Cal Lutheran community.

Library services

Pearson Library opened to the public on April 14th, 1985, thanks in large part to major sponsors Clifford and Alma Pearson of Santa Barbara. The Library has evolved from a study hall to a diverse educational environment with technology and physical spaces to support a wide range of learning styles. 

Medical services

Your well-being is our top priority. We want you to be focused on personal and intellectual growth throughout your academic career. That's why in addition to providing a safe, secure environment in which to live and learn, we also offer on-campus services to ensure your time at Cal Lutheran is the best that it can be.

Student Life

Campus life

The 225-acre campus is located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, just 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean nestled against the hills in Thousand Oaks. Off-site centers are located in Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Oxnard and Santa Maria. Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is located in Berkeley.

Sports facilities

Cal Lutheran’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the NCAA Division III. Men’s teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Women’s teams compete in basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Junior varsity teams compete in men’s and women’s basketball, men's and women’s soccer, baseball and women's volleyball.

Student clubs

Get involved outside of the classroom. Student clubs and organizations are a great way to get connected to life on campus. With groups ranging from academics to politics, media and diversity, there's plenty to choose from if you're looking to get involved. From iCLU campus radio to Knights Hockey to professional societies, a wide range of interests, passions and communities are represented by student clubs.

Accreditation

  • Cal Lutheran is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • The Graduate School of Education is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to offer credentials
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

To be perfectly honest, my college experience has been very up and down. There's a lot of times when I wanted to quit, but I knew that it was only because I was struggling watching others seemingly breeze through their studies with very little difficulty. In truth, I think that it was incredibly important for me to struggle, to help me realize that everyone's journey is...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

THE STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY WAS AMAZING AS I LEARNT NEW THINGS , I FOLLOWED MY DREAM AND PASSION AND ALSO LOOKING FOR THE SAME IN MBA THATS WHY I WANT TO PURSUE MBA. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS WHICH WE ARE ENTIRELY UNAWARE OF IN OUR SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT IN BUSINESS SCENARIO BUT WHEN WE LEARN WE GAIN KNOWLEDGEAND WE APLLY THAT ,,AND THAT EXPERIENCE IS MINDBLOWING , IT BOOSTS...

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