California Lutheran University Top Questions

What are the academics like at your school?


Fantastic, we have some amazing people in our faculty.


Much like any university it is dependent on your professor. Overall I have found that once you get into your major classes the academics are challenging and rewarding. They prepare you for your future job better than many other colleges.


15:1 student faculty ratio. The classes aren't too hard but are challenging enough to keep you interested. They really prepare you to be successful in the real world.


Professors definitely know your name--they also know about your passions, your hobbies, your family, your friends, and your favorite foods. In other words, you get to know your professors at CLU! My sister attended UCSB, and she literally had a number she had to put on her papers in her classes where there were over 1,000 students. Your largest class in your entire career at CLU might have around 50 people, tops. Most will be from 15-25 students, and your professor will get to know all of you intimately. Between the time in class, office hours, time spent at their houses, and all the activities on campus, you'll get to know them too. This is a blessing because I truly believe CLU has some of the most amazing professors around. They are extremely talented, willing to share their expertise with others, and dedicated to their work. I was an English major and also spent a great deal of extra time with the English faculty outside of my classes, as I was an editor for the literary and art magazine, Morning Glory, for three years, and a departmental assistant for two years. The faculty is outstanding, full of creative, fun, and exquisitely intelligent people. I learned so much from them all, and many are still at CLU today.