California Lutheran University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.13 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 30 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and CAATS
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 4,126 (2,810 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,520
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

California Lutheran University's Counseling Program has many benefits. You are able to surround yourself with like-minded people who come from a diverse background in experiences and education. The environment is collaborative and supportive, as well as a sense of respect for others as the students share their opinions and personal reflections. The professors come from a variety of backgrounds in education as well as professional experience. Furthermore, many are working professionals, which enhances the learning environment in a practical and up to date matter. Unfortunately, not all classes are offered each semester, which can hinder some educational plans in graduating. But, the faculty and staff are very helpful in planning and supporting an individual's goals.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I love California Lutheran University. You truly learn all that you need to for your education. It is also a fun and enriching environment. You make friends from other countries and states that will last a life time.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros- CLU provides support in financial aid, one-on-one professor and student interactions, small classes, great help with course work and with questions and plenty of support! Cons- Constantly studying. CLU demands hard work and you must do it to succeed.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an excellent and cost effective program. A huge bonus is they can waive the GMAT if your GPA is high enough.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

A Graduate Program will give me the knowledge I need to become a leader. It will allow me to become more competitive and give me an advantage in my career. Obtaining an MBA will help me become financially successful and open many doors to new opportunities. The only negative aspect I have is the cost of the program, which I am hoping will not be the barrier to my goals.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Cal Lutheran's program best suited my needs as a full-time working grad students. The professors are like your colleagues and partners. The program is flexible and allows you to get an education while dealing with life.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

My graduate program was a wonderful experience overall. I am glad I chose CLU. The school is a private university, so they were able to treat me like an individual and not a number at a diploma mill. The career services center is top-notch as they truly work to prepare you to succeed in the professional world on your own. I honestly cannot think of a con, I genuinely enjoyed my instructors and the curriculum, so I would say the parking at the university was my biggest obstacle.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Best program for me because of the amount of units for a Masters of Science program is unbeatable!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

CLU's MFT program was a great introduction to Counseling Psychology. Although CLU is a private school, the price of the program matches that of a UC school. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interesting in attaining their MFT.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The class sizes are small. Most of the professors are great. Small safe town. Small campus. Cons: Some professors are difficult to understand. Not very much activity for Grad students. Not very much networking engagements.
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