California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University is a comprehensive University with more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in a beautiful park like setting, we are located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in one of the safest communities in the United States. Cal Lutheran offers a diverse scholarly community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies. The mission of the University is 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. Cal Lutheran is a place of inclusive excellence for all students regardless of religious or non-religious background, culture, race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexuality or gender identity.

Student demographics

More than 400 international Graduate and Undergraduate students attend California Lutheran University from over 50 countries.

ESL program and/or support services:

California Lutheran University has a relationship with ELS Language Centers who offers ESL courses on our campus.

Student Housing options

Housing is available for both undergraduate and graduate International students.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for Graduate and Undergraduate programs vary. Please visit for more information about how to apply to any of our programs.

International Student visas issued

F1 visa

Cost of attendance and financial assistance

Undergraduate merit, talent and need-based aid is available. SAT/ACT is not required for admission nor scholarships for international applicants. Graduate scholarships are not available. For further details, please see the Financial Aid website.