California Lutheran University

Founding Date

California Lutheran University is a private liberal arts university aiming to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959, Cal Lutheran is now home to more than 2,804 undergraduate and 1,223 graduate students who come from more than 49 countries. LCU provides a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields.

  • The university is based in Thousand Oaks, with additional locations in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles), Westlake Village, Oxnard, Santa Maria, and Berkeley.

  • Cal Lutheran has been called the West Coast's “Cradle of Coaches”.

  • Cal Lutheran is one of 26 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

  • Cal Lutheran has been designated a Hispanic-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education, which makes the university eligible for grants to benefit its growing Latino population and other students.