How much does California Lutheran University cost?

California Lutheran University Cost of Attendance
In-state $41,363
Out-of-state $41,363
On-Campus Room and Board $13,320
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,970
Average Annual Cost $28,241
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $18,320
$30,000-$48,000 $16,100
$48,000-$75,000 $23,343
$75,000-$110,000 $29,356
Over $110,000 $33,537

California Lutheran University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 97% $24,166
Federal Grants 28% $4,840
Pell grants 28% $4,598
Other federal grants 3% $2,000
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 34% $8,838
Institutional grants or scholarships 97% $22,871
Student loan aid 58% $6,919
Federal student loans 57% $7,027
Other student loans 5% $16,473

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

California Lutheran University Admissions

What is California Lutheran University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA 3.7
SAT Submissions 70% of applicants
SAT Reading 540-620
SAT Math 520-610
SAT Writing 490-600
ACT Submissions 41% of applicants
Composite Score 21-27

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California Lutheran University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2963
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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California Lutheran University Graduation Success

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About California Lutheran University

The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.


60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Midsize City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify