California Lutheran University
College in Oxnard, CA
Established in 1959, Cal Lutheran is part of a 500-year-old tradition of Lutheran higher education - a tradition that expects you to ask the big questions - and find your own answers. Encouraging critical inquiry into matters of both faith and reason, CLU is committed to excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our intimate size and pretty location create the best setting for lively debate, and a learning environment that values the personal. CLU offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs through its College of Arts and Sciences.
read moreFounded in 1959, California Lutheran University is home to more than 2,804 undergraduate and 1,223 graduate students who come from more than 49 countries and represent a wide variety of faiths. Our dedicated, accomplished faculty works with small classes of students who are open-minded-about ideas, about people, and about faith-and are seeking to grow as individuals. Both in the classroom and outside of it, everyone at Cal Lutheran is committed to helping each student pursue their passions to discover their purpose, and follow that purpose to transform their community-and the world.
read moreYour dedicated counselor is available to provide one-on-one support, help create an academic plan that works for you, and direct you to additional resources available through Academic Services. If you have a question about your academics and don't know who to ask, start with your success counselor! Student Success Counselors continue to serve students by virtual means. If you have academic-related questions, we recommend you send an email with your inquiry opposed to leaving a voice message. All student-counselor meetings will be via Zoom, Google, email or phone.
read moreWe do our best to make sure everyone who is admitted to Cal Lutheran can afford it. In fact, 97%of new students last year received scholarships and grants, and the average financial aid package was about $37,200. Have you been admitted to UCLA, UCSB, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCSD or UC Irvine? Then you're eligible to attend Cal Lutheran for the same average cost as these universities. Incoming freshman and transfer applicants with superior creative talent in the areas of music, theatre arts, or visual art can apply and audition for a VAPA Scholarship.
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read moreYou have to see Cal Lutheran to get the full picture. Our three beautiful campuses are a short drive from the Pacific coast, with the intimate charm of a liberal arts college and the scenic vistas of Southern California.
read moreWhether you are preparing for your first career or accelerating a career already underway, a graduate degree from California Lutheran University will provide the skills, expertise and confidence to take you as far as you want to go. Our graduate programs are designed to help you discover and strengthen a sense of purpose, while building a support system - relationships with mentors and peers - that can last far beyond graduation, through a lifetime of goals and accomplishments. Knowing that an advanced degree can be a major difference-maker in any career, we strive to lower as many barriers to your opportunity as possible.