California Lutheran University is a private institute established in 1959 with its main campus located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The university accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and owned by California Lutheran education foundation is a coveted name in the US Education System that has a total enrollment of around 4,303 students annually.
The institute offers some unparalleled programs in business and psychology among other subject areas that are available across its 5 colleges. With an average class size of 15 and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, the organization ensures no compromise on quality of education imparted to international aspirants seeking to study in the USA by enrolling at the university.
California Lutheran University offers admission on a rolling basis round the year and follows an early decisions and regular admissions deadline of November 1 and January 1, respectively. It also expects a nonrefundable fee of 25 USD from all its candidates. The institute is a highly selective university that observes an acceptance rate of nearly 71%.
The institute has been ranked at the following positions:
|UG Application Portal||The Common Application; Official Website|
|Annual Endowment||USD 83.3 million|
|Student Retention Rate||84%|
|Mode of Programs||Full time; Part-time; Online|
|Campus Housing Capacity||1,448|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as grants, awards and scholarships|
|Admission Helpdesk||805-493-3135 | admissions@CalLutheran.edu|
Application portal: The candidates will have to apply online through the Common Application website.
Application Fee: An application fee of 25 USD should also be paid. The fee is non-refundable.
Basic Admission Requirements
The cost of attendance is the estimated amount of money that will be needed to study at the university. It includes everything from tuition fees to accommodation and personal expenses. Anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.
|Type of expense||Cost in USD|
|Room and board||14,596|
|Books and supplies||1,080|
The institute offers a ranging variety of financial aid for its students including grants, loans, awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. About 72% full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid from the university. The average need based scholarship offered to the students is of USD 27,600.
Some of the scholarships available to international students are as follows:
According to niche data, 93% of students get employed within two years of graduation from the institute. The median earnings of the students after two years of graduation is estimated to be 38,500 USD per year.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$43,900 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|California Lutheran University Enrollment||4967|
|Average Graduation Rate||70.4%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$43,900 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$38,475 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,854 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,320 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,340 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$13,293 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$4,339 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,384 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$5,247 / Year|
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Psychology Programs||American Psychological Association|
|Theology Programs||Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#255 [Out of 650]
based on 2 students ratings
I had a friend who recommended this college to me. I decided to pursue my bachelor's in computer science from this college. I had created an account on the common application website. I had also paid an application fee of around $25. Admission counselors were available to assist with the application process.
The course was overall good. My program helped me to learn about various programming languages. I had learned to develop and manage computer-based solutions to a commercial and industrial problem.
I had been a diligent student all throughout my high school and had attained good grades in almost every standard. I knew from the very start what I had to do and how can I achieve it. My passion for business drives me all throughout my way and when one of my friends' brother told me about the various courses one could choose from at California Lutheran University, I filled up the form and submitted it through the common application, an application fee of $25 was also applicable.
To be honest, it is better than I had expected. It contains more practical than theory and real-life examples are given by professors during teaching. The most interesting subject in my sophomore year was Economics where I got a hold of how is the world running on money and how even a small change of 0.01% in stocks can lead to drastic losses to a company.
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