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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Cal State Los Angeles is a public university located in Los Angeles, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,004 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal State Los Angeles acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Business, Sociology, and Psychology. Graduating 47% of students, Cal State Los Angeles alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
About California State University - Los Angeles...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032

California State University - Los Angeles Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
890-1080
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$3,907/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,681/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,637/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,458/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,553/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,858/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
30%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.195 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.196 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,004Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
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  • Busy and independant
    34%
  • Busy
    19%
  • Determined and independent
    18%
  • Independent
    16%
  • Focus On Excellence
    6%
  • Focused on Social Life
    3%
  • Intersted in learning
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.233 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.295 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 139 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    64%
  • Crowded
    14%
  • Easy going
    14%
  • Unprepared
    3%
  • Prepared
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.127 responses
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Overall, Cal State LA (CSULA) is a very excellent university to study for either your undergraduate or graduate years. I find that CSULA is very safety-conscious, maintains an excellent campus environment and student life, and hires very impressive and motivated professors who instill knowledge and their own passions into the students they teach. However, if there are two aspects that I would like to see CSULA improve on, they would be the local area and campus food. I would appreciate it if there were interesting activities to participate in in the local area and if there was a much bigger variety of healthy food choices aside from the food trucks and the food court. However, I find Cal State LA to be an overall spectacular university to study at, and I would recommend it to any graduate or undergraduate!
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Cal State La has so far been very kind to me! I love the school and the passion that the professors have for teaching and helping students advanced. There are plenty of opportunities and events throughout the semesters that encourage students to be involved. As a Freshman, I'm very pleased with my experience so far.
I've been attending cal state LA for 4 years now and I can admit that the school has treated me well. Although the nutrition department and students are fighting to get their verification statements and program reestablished, it has treated me well. I'm am ready for graduate school now!