The University offers more than 35 different undergraduate (bachelor) specializations as well as graduate (master) programs in the areas of education, business, public policy and administration, psychology, information systems and technology and economics. For many years in a row, CLU has been ranked number 14 among more than 1.200 academic institutions of the Western United States. Only recently CLU was able to improve its ranking by 5 positions and is now ranked number 9!
On top of that CLU jumped several spots to be ranked the fifth Most Innovative University in the region. This category recognizes colleges and universities that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, campus life, technology and facilities.
California Lutheran University is accredited by the The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, the School of Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Its intimate size and beautiful location create the perfect setting for lively debate and a learning environment that values the individual. The beautiful 225-acre campus is located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, nestled against the hills in Thousand Oaks, just 30 minutes inland from Malibu and 30 minutes north of Hollywood.