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.

Website: www.calstatela.edu/

Public
Co-ed
24,426
Undergraduate
Students
(56.7%) 13,859 Women
(43.3%) 10,567 Men
3,827
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 37,396 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.17
SAT Math
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
230-280 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
15-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,134
Out-of-state: $35,638
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,744
Out-of-state: $16,248
Room and Board
$14,508
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$11,553
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$18,688
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
704
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 16% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 22% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Eagle
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.5% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
70.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
6.3% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students
7.0%
First-Year Students Returning
79.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
6.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some July 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5151 State University Drive
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8530
Phone
(323) 343-3901
Fax
(323) 343-2670
E-mail
admission@calstatela.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
August 30
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 37,396 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 21,950 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 15,446 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,799 (33%) of 17,369 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,250 (31%) of 10,573 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,549 (38%) of 6,796 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.17
3.75 and Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
30%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
230-280 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
15-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
7%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
46%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,134
Out-of-state: $35,638
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,744
Out-of-state: $16,248
Room and Board
$14,508
Books and Supplies
$1,948
Other Expenses
$2,934
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001140
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,233 (9.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,098 (95.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,098 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$11,553
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,026 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,368
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 788 (25.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,364
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
8 freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,057

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
19,040 (91.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
18,456 (96.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
18,456 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,096 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$11,993
Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,664 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,649
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,595 (35.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,506
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
31 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,167

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$18,688
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • 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, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Nursing
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
704
Part-Time Faculty
1,014
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 16% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 22% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Textile Design
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
173 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running    
Soccer x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, gymnastics, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, society of hispanic engineering and science students, institute of electrical and electronics engineer, sigma delta pi, asian unified, society of automotive engineers
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
24,426
Women
13,859 (56.7%)
Men
10,567 (43.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
20,881
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.5% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
70.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
6.3% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students.
7.0%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
3,827

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
6.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
30.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
47.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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