California Lutheran University (CLU)

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California Lutheran University (CLU) is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. The university was established in 1959 with a focus on helping people find their purpose in life. In September of 1961, the college welcomed 330 students. It has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and two of its schools are accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The university is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and a few other associations.

California Lutheran University has its main campus in Thousand Oaks, California, which puts it between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. It is a 225-acre property with accommodation units, academic buildings, dining halls, a fitness center, and sports facilities. Students at Cal Lutheran have ample opportunities for relaxing when they’re not studying. The Outdoor Recreation program allows students to experience hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities. The university also has four satellite centers in Oxnard, Santa Maria, Westlake Village, and Woodland Hills. The city of Thousand Oaks is about 40 miles from Downtown Los Angeles and is recognized as one of the most desirable places to live and work owing to its peaceful and culturally rich setting.

Cal Lutheran has a student population of 4,027 out of which 2,804 are enrolled in undergraduate programs and 1,223 are part of graduate programs. It is also home to international students from 48 countries and 40 states. 15% of the undergraduate students stay on campus and the university prides itself on an average class size of 15 which allows teachers to pay more attention to every student. Cal Lutheran has 185 full-time and 286 part-time faculty members out of which 88% of full-time members have doctoral or terminal degrees. The administrative staff comprises 384 full-time members and 60 part-time members. The traditional undergraduate programs have 44 minors and 40 majors while the Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program has nine majors.

The university has produced a lot of notable personalities over the years in the fields of politics, sports, arts, and education. Catherine Byrne – a politician serving as the Nevada State Controller, Ray Haynes – former California State Senator and Assemblyman and James Ware – retired federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California are some of the notable personalities in politics. When it comes to athletics, Mike Borzello – Major League catching the coach for the Chicago Cubs, Jason Hirsh – Major League Baseball pitcher, Cortney Jordan – Olympic swimmer, Freddy Keiaho – football player for Jacksonville Jaguars and Patty Kempner – Olympic Gold Medal swimmer, stand out in their particular fields.

University at a glance

Size of Campus in acres225
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 0.8
Faculty/Student Ratio1 : 15.0
Endowments Value USD 83 million
No.of Campuses 6
Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense INR 9.5 Lakh
International Students Websitehttps://www.callutheran.edu/
Students belonging to 45 countries
Alumni across WorldMore than 27000

Courses & Fees

COURSESDURATIONFEESEXAM ACCEPTED
M.S. in Information Technology12-24 MonthsINR 15 LakhGRE : Accepted, IELTS : Accepted
Master of Business Administration12-24 MonthsINR 18.7 LakhGMAT : Accepted, IELTS : Accepted
M.S. in Management12 MonthsINR 19.3 LakhGMAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
M.S. in Quantitative Economics1 MonthsINR 22.5 LakhGMAT : 500, GRE : Accepted
B.A. Economics 4 YearsINR 33.2 LakhIELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
B.S. in Computer Science 4 YearsINR 33.2 LakhSAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
Bachelors in Computer Information Systems4 YearsINR 33.2 LakhSAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration4 YearsINR 33.2 LakhIELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79

FEES

COURSEDURATION1st YEAR TUTION FEES
MS(1 Course)12 – 24 MonthsINR 15L
MBA(1 Course) 12 – 24 Months INR 18.7L
MIM(2 Courses) 0.1 – 1 Year INR 19.3L – 22.5L
BBA(2 Courses) 4 YearsINR 33.2L
BE/Btech(2 Courses) 4 YearsINR 33.2L

ENTRY CRITERIA

COURSESEXAMS
MS(1 Course) GRE: Accepted IELTS: Accepted TOEFL: Accepted
MBA(1 Course) GMAT: Accepted IELTS: Accepted TOEFL: Accepted
MIM(2 Courses) GRE: Accepted IELTS: 6.5 & Above TOEFL: Accepted
BBA(2 Courses) SAT: Accepted IELTS: 6.5 & Above TOEFL: 79 & Above
BE/Btech(2 Courses) SAT: Accepted IELTS: 6.5 & Above TOEFL: 79 & Above

ON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Available

 

 

  • CLU offers residence halls for all students

  • Following are some of the facilities present in the residence halls

    • Wired and Wi-Fi access to the campus network and high-speed internet

    • Cable TV hookups, Air conditioning and heating

    • Laundry rooms with machines that use smart cards

    • Lounges equipped with televisions and games, Study room, and Community Kitchens.

    • Housing cost – (Per Lease 9 months – $11,480) & Meal plan – Combo 50 Meal ($765)
Library

Yes Go to California Lutheran University's Library
California Lutheran University’s library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 84,380 physical volumes, 2,233 physical media, 40,951 digital/electronic medium and 168 licensed digital/electronic databases.

 

Housing

Yes
California Lutheran University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,468 students in the 2018 academic year.

 

Sport Facilities

 

Yes

 

 

 

Financial Aids

Yes

 

 

Study Abroad Yes
Distance LearningYes
Academic CounselingYes
Career ServicesYes
Institutional HospitalNot reported

COMMUNICATION CENTER

LIBRARY

MEDICAL

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Rankings for California Lutheran University within the 2021 Collegekampus Best Colleges Lists.

  • #349 in Best Colleges in the U.S.

  • #247 in Best Private Colleges in the U.S.

  • #36 in Best Colleges in California

  • #26 in Best Private Colleges in California

  • #398 in Best Value Colleges in the U.S.

  • #31 in Best Value Colleges in California

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