California Lutheran University is a university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, located in Thousand Oaks, California.
CLU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Financial Planning Program has been registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. CLU is one of 28 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, and Council of Independent Colleges. CLU’s intercollegiate athletic programs compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III.
California Lutheran University claims to be a progressive liberal arts institution, which encourages diverse programs of study, well-rounded student learning outcomes, and a commitment to learning about social, economic, and political justice. CLU boasts 36 academic majors and 31 minors, and students are allowed to double-major if they have the time. Students may earn a Bachelor’s of Arts degree or a Bachelor’s of Science degree, depending on their field of study.