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California Lutheran University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 214 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,127)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $33,684)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 33 39 - -
Baseball 40 - - -
Basketball 25 23 - -
Football 103 - - -
Golf 17 - - -
Soccer 29 41 - -
Softball - 15 - -
Swimming and Diving 20 17 - -
Tennis 13 14 - -
Volleyball - 30 - -
Water Polo 19 18 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 18.8%
Non-resident alien 6.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.0%
Two or more races 1.5%
White/non-Hispanic 53.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Philip from Barstow, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is really amazing. In TV shows they show dorms as cramped areas and sometimes really dirty. Cal Lu dorms are quite the opposite. Unless you choose to live…

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  • Claudia from Moorpark, CA
  • 3
  • Dorm life is pretty slow at CLU. There are no wild parties' but there are many events which students can go to. The RA's put on little get togethers such…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Mayra from Thousand Oaks, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Food and Dining can definitely improve. Starbucks, and Jamba Juice are extremely popular on-campus, and students who have a meal plan spend their meal times at the university's cafeteria. There is the Centrum Cafe, with decent meals to go and to eat inside during breaks, however many students choose to lunch, and dine at local restaurants and fast food locations with distances being 5 to 15 minutes away from campus especially on Friday's and weekends.

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  • 4
  • Student
  • I am a current student here

    The meal plans could use a little tweaking, but overall the food is good. There are also a few different dining options on campus.

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  • 3
  • Stephanie from Burbank, CA
  • I am a current student here

    It's not bad, but it just gets old really easily. I don't have a problem with the system, but a lot of people complain about it because of time periods and how many times you can eat and what not. As a freshman you have to have a meal plan, but after freshman year I would recommend canceling your meal plan and making your own food in the kitchens in the res halls.

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  • 5
  • Angelo from Marcy, NY
  • I am a current student here

    For college food, the food at cal lutheran is actually really good. It can get annoying because you eat it everyday but theres such a good variety that you won't be like sickened over it like some other colleges.

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  • 4
  • Claudia from Moorpark, CA
  • I am a current student here

    With the new Ullman commons coming soon, the quality of the food should increase ten fold. Before, students could order from the Cafeteria or the Centrum. CLU is pretty healthy and also offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life