International Admission

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California Lutheran University is a private, residential university based in the greater Los Angeles area. We welcome students from around the world to our diverse campus in beautiful, sunny, and safe Thousand Oaks.

With leading programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies, Cal Lutheran is ranked as one of the top 20 masters-granting universities in the Western United States by U.S. News & World Report. Students of every nationality and background are given the skills and training for rewarding careers and lives.

Our students come from over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and represent a diversity of religious and cultural backgrounds. Read more about the Lutheran educational experience and our commitment to diversity.

International Freshmen
Undergraduate First Year

Begin your process to apply to Cal Lutheran by submitting the Common Application.

How to Apply
International Transfers
Undergraduate Transfers

Are you transferring from a U.S. or international college or university?

View requirements
International Graduate
International Graduate

Learn about our admission requirements for international graduate students.

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English Language Program

Learn more about the ELS Center on our campus in Thousand Oaks.

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Welcome to Cal Lutheran

Our dedicated and accomplished faculty works with small classes of undergraduate and graduate students who are open-minded — about ideas, about people, and about faith — and are seeking to grow as individuals while they pursue their passions and discover their purpose.


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Alumni around the world


Undergraduate Majors & Minors

Find your major, get a well-rounded education, and prepare for what’s next.

View Majors & Minors

Graduate Programs

Make a big career move and an even bigger difference in your professional field.

View Graduate Programs

For Current Students

The International Programs Office is dedicated to providing social support and immigration advisement for the well being of international students who attend Cal Lutheran.