California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$6,768

$18,648

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
40%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
6%
18-23
40%
12-17
50%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

23

students

1

faculty

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,084
Declined 17,557
Total Received 33,641
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Public

22,626

undergraduate students

3,734

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

California State University, Los Angeles, founded in 1947, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 173-acre campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 26,360
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational

173-acre campus in Los Angeles (population: 3,999,759). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Burbank Bob Hope

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA
90032

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • National Student Speech Language
  • Student Dietetic Association
  • Film Productions
  • Child Development Association

Top Events

  • Golden Eagle 3K
  • Homecoming
  • Welcome Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
40%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
6%
18-23
40%
12-17
50%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,084
Declined 17,557
Total Received 33,641

Admissions Factors

Very Important

geographical residence
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian-American Studies
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fire Services Administration
Food Technology and Processing
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Communications, General
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Technology
Japanese Language and Literature
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Nutrition Sciences
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

26,360

total students

99.48%

in-state

0.52%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

22,626
students

Female
58%
13,105

Male
42%
9,521

14%

3,734
students

Female
64%
2,405

Male
36%
1,329

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

19,609
students

Female
59%
11,444

Male
41%
8,165

14%

3,017
students

Female
56%
1,661

Male
44%
1,356

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 8%
Student 5 year graduation rate 28%
Student 6 year graduation rate 16%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
69%
Hispanic/Latino
4%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,932

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
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