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California Lutheran University Student Life

California Lutheran University is on a 290-acre campus in a suburban setting in Thousand Oaks, California, not far from Los Angeles. There are many activities and organizations for California Lutheran University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

California Lutheran University does not have fraternities or sororities.

California Lutheran University has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at California Lutheran University include Recreation or Club Sports related, Service Organizations, Campus Ministry or other religiously affiliated organization and Multicultural Organizations.

California Lutheran University students' favorite campus events are Club Lu, Homecoming and Involvement Fair.

Does California Lutheran University Offer Student Housing?

California Lutheran University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of California Lutheran University students live on campus. In 2021, 53% of undergrads at California Lutheran University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 47% of students lived off-campus or commuted to California Lutheran University. There are 1,380 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,804 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 404 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

California Lutheran University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

California Lutheran University Athletics

At California Lutheran University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at California Lutheran University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Club Teamsheerleading NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Water Polo NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Volleyball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at California Lutheran University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

California Lutheran University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The California Lutheran University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

California Lutheran University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, California Lutheran University has Escort and shuttle services.

Plan a Visit to California Lutheran University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to California Lutheran University, take U.S. Highway 101 to Thousand Oaks, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Los Angeles International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore California Lutheran University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

California Lutheran University Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

39%

39%

7%

5%

4%

2%

2%

0.50%

0.14%

Undergraduate Students

2,804

Graduate Students

1,223

Non-Resident / International Students

69

California Lutheran University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,027

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$46,012

Out-of-State

$46,012

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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