California State University-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA
3.47 Average Rating

California State University-Los Angeles is a 4-year public university and part of the CSU System. Cal State LA is home to seven colleges granting undergraduate degrees in 57 academic majors. A federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, Cal State LA was the first university to establish a Chicano studies department in the United States. To connect Cal State LA students to their surrounding environment, the university hosts the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good and its I Serve LA initiative tracks volunteer hours for all students in the community.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
42%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Other August 31, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
39%
Submitting ACT
96%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
27,685
Total Number of Undergrads
24,002
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
22%
20-39 Students
60%
40-99 Students
14%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
9%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$4,403
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,764
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,248
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,096
Books and Supplies
$2058

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,262
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,250
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,370

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
20%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,282
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$133
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
152
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
2%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Golden Eagles
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
New York
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.47 Average Rating
I am currently attending California State University, Los Angeles since the Fall 2016 semester, and I just graduated in the Spring 2018 semester with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. I am grateful for the helpful faculty who have helped me achieve my academic goals. The faculty at Cal State LA is a reason why I will always recommend family and friends to attend the university.
Nicole
CSULA has excellent professors that care about their students' education. The material they teach focus on timely topics that are relevant to the real world and the professors are very responsive to inquiries via technological platforms. Though the CSULA administration system needs improvement, their teaching staff makes my overall experience in CSULA's MBA program well worth my time and money.
Nina from El Monte, CA
such an amazing school and campus. the professors i have had so far are very nice, friendly and very helpful. the campus is really big and there are many places to study, there is always a quiet place to study.
Jazmin from Huntington Park, CA

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