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Colleges / California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

About California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Thousand Oaks, California. California Lutheran University was founded in 1959. The university enrolls around 3,615 students per year, including 2,513 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for California Lutheran University

It is moderately difficult to get into California Lutheran University. Around 87% of applicants get into California Lutheran University each year. In 2022, 4,490 out of 5,150 total applicants were accepted.

California Lutheran University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14%

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California Lutheran University is located in the town of Thousand Oaks, California, in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing California Lutheran University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 101 to Thousand Oaks, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

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College Info

60 West Olsen Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787

Campus Setting: Suburban

California Lutheran University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to California Lutheran University is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to California Lutheran University is Jun 1.

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California Lutheran University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1310


Math SAT Range

570 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1310 and Above


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1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for California Lutheran University students is 1229. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to California Lutheran University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at California Lutheran University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at California Lutheran University is like? There are approximately 3,615 students enrolled at California Lutheran University, including 2,513 undergraduate students and 1,102 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from CA and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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