Home to about 2,804 undergraduates in 2020, CLU is a small, private university located in Thousand Oaks, California. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, CLU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by CLU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our CLU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Evangelical Lutheran Church Colleges and Universities.
Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at CLU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit CLU Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", CLU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit CLU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our CLU for Veterans Guide.
CLU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
CLU has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,804 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,714 (96.8%). Part-time attendance was 90 (3.2%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, CLU receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank CLU #452 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
CLU has a total of 554 student athletes, 328 men and 226 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
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For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to California Lutheran University Athletics