• California Lutheran University

University Overview

California Lutheran University is a private liberal arts university in Thousand Oaks, California. It was founded in 1959 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but is nonsectarian.


Location State City
60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, USA

Other Campus Location


QS Global Rank: 0

Times Higher Education Rank: 0

University Feature

  • Get the best of Southern California
  • 25 minutes from the pacific coast
  • Half an hour to the LA area 
  • 300+ days of sunshine per year
  • 200+ kms of hiking trails in Thousand Oaks
  • 120+ seats available at Starbucks on campus, the largest in the country.
  • 193 full time faculty
  • On and off campus housing is available
  • 85% of the faculty have a PhD

University Intakes

Intake For Intake Date
February/ May

Scholarship and Funding

Global Scholars:

Up to $30,000 for Freshmen

This scholarship is available to international students coming from Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Latin America.

It is renewable for subsequent years of enrollment.


Academic Scholarship:

$5,000 to $24,000

These are scholarships are based on review of academic records and are renewable each year.


Presidential Scholarship:

$25,000 to full scholarship

This is for the students who fall on the top tier of the applicant pool.

Must meet the early applications deadline (November 1st)


97% of the students receive some form of financial assistance.