Educating Leaders for Global Society

California Lutheran University is a private, residential university based in the greater Los Angeles area that welcomes students from around the world to its diverse campus.

With leading programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies, California Lutheran is ranked as one of the top 20 western regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and is a place where students of every nationality and background are given the skills and training for rewarding careers and lives.



"The relatively small size of the school makes everything so much more intimate. People are really friendly once you get through the first step of simple acquaintance. It's incredible how much people say hi to you in a day."

Cody Yan, Mauritius

Cal Lutheran and the World

Students from these and other nations attend Cal Lutheran:

  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Congo
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Myanmar
  • Norway
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Approximately five percent of Cal Lutheran's 2,804 full-time undergraduates come from 39 countries outside of the U.S. Students also come from 38 different U.S. states and represent a diversity of religious and cultural backgrounds.

Learning at Cal Lutheran

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University offers programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and Graduate School of Education. In addition, the University offers professional training programs in Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Seminary, and Pre-Veterinary study.

Here, students learn to think critically and to find connections across educational disciplines. Our student-to-faculty ratio is just 15:1, guaranteeing close personal attention and one-on-one interaction with our awardwinning faculty.

In this environment, students get to know their professors (and professors get to know them!). Eighty-four percent of the full-time faculty hold their doctorate or terminal degree.


About Campus

Situated on 225 park-like acres, campus facilities are just a short walk apart from each other. The Pearson Library has extensive collections of books, periodicals, and online research materials available to students.

The Ahmanson Science Center is equipped with the latest technological innovations, including the state-of-the-art Richter Lecture Hall and the Center for Instructional Media (which houses a computer-simulation laboratory, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, electronic black boarding, and interactive videodisc workstations).

In addition, the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center is a 96,000 square-feet sports and fitness center which features two gymnasiums, an events center, a fitness and strength conditioning center, dance studios, and labs.

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