California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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.

Tuition & Fees

$6,762

$18,642

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
46%
300-399
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
600-699
2%
500-599
16%
400-499
52%
300-399
28%
200-299
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
6%
18-23
31%
12-17
50%
6-11
11%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
31%
12-17
58%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
41%
12-17
50%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

23

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4399
ACT 0320

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 26,360
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
4%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 1% of male students
 
4 sororities 1% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
46%
300-399
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
600-699
2%
500-599
16%
400-499
52%
300-399
28%
200-299
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
6%
18-23
31%
12-17
50%
6-11
11%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
31%
12-17
58%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
41%
12-17
50%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
December 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Geographical residence
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Vince Lopez
Director, Admissions and Recruitment
P: 323 343-3901
F: 323 343-6306
admission@calstatela.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,384

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room $8,785
Board $4,133
Additional fees $1,020
Books & supplies $2,058
Total $21,738
Average Financial Aid - $12,384
Total with Avg. Aid $9,354
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 323 343-6260
F: 323 343-3166

Financial Aid Officer

Tamie Nguyen
Director of Financial Aid
tnguyen10@cslanet.calstatela.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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Athletic Directors

Daryl Gross (men's)
Executive Director For Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Anne Larson (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Golden Eagles
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Asian/Asian American Studies
Aviation Administration
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communication Studies
Communicative Disorders
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Criminalistics
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Fire Protection Administration/Technology
French
Geography
Geology
Graphic Communications
Health Care Management
Health Science
Health Sciences
History
Industrial Arts
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Technology Studies
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Japanese
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mexican-American Studies
Microbiology
Music
Natural Science
Nursing
Nutrition Science
Nutritional Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Rehabilitation Services
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Television/Film/Media Studies
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Dance
Urban Learning
Vocational Arts
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

26,360

total students

99%

in-state

1%

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 Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
70%
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

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

29%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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