About California Lutheran University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does California Lutheran University cost?

California Lutheran University Cost of Attendance
In-state $37,980
Out-of-state $37,980
On-Campus Room and Board $13,320
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,970
Average Annual Cost $29,038
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

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% $20,070
Federal Grants 27% $4,905
Pell grants 27% $4,471
Other federal grants 7% $1,500
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 30% $8,560
Institutional grants or scholarships 96% $21,108
Student loan aid 61% $8,077
Federal student loans 59% $7,161
Other student loans 7% $20,493

California Lutheran University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 263 Up to $75
Take a challenging class 287 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 133 Up to $6,000
Do an extracurricular activity 259 Up to $1,120
Visit a college campus 266 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 152 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 133 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 142 Up to $600
Have perfect attendance for a year 194 Up to $750

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

California Lutheran University Admissions

What is California Lutheran University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 61%
Average GPA 3.7
SAT Submissions 79% of applicants
SAT Reading 500-600
SAT Math 500-600
SAT Writing 490-600
ACT Submissions 46% of applicants
Composite Score 22-27

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California Lutheran University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2808
Living on campus
Transfer Students 34%
Under Age 25 29%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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