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California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787

Fax number: (805) 493-3114
Screen last updated on: February 2024

The admissions information below is valid for the 2023 academic year.

Contacting the office: 877 258-3678 3678
877 258-3678 3678 (toll free)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: January 1
Application fee: $25
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
Interview is: recommended
Standardized test requirements: SAT I considered if submitted, ACT considered if submitted, SAT I or ACT considered if submitted
Dates test scores should be received: January 1 for SAT I/ACT
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: yes
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report considered
  • class rank important
  • recommendations very important
  • standardized test scores considered
  • essay very important
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview considered
  • extracurricular activities important
  • particular talent/ability considered
  • character/personal qualities important
  • alumni/ae relationship considered
  • geographical residence important
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment considered
  • minority affiliation considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Average secondary school GPA: 3.78
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 43%
Average SAT I: 616 verbal, 612 math
Combined SAT I middle 50% range: 1140 - 1310
Average ACT: 27 English, 26 math
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 26 - 30
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 14%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 4%

Number of completed applications received: 5,150
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 4,490
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Number accepting place on waiting list: 63
Number of those on waiting list who were enrolled: 41
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 13%
Admission may be deferred: yes

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