B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
California State University - Los Angeles is ...
Public
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

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Test Scores and GPA for California State University - Los Angeles

Cost

Net Price
$2,735/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,596/ year
  • $30-48k
    $2,819/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,512/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,703/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,000/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
28%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.177 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,745Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Busy and independant
    35%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Independent
    18%
  • Determined and independent
    15%
  • Focus On Excellence
    6%
  • Intersted in learning
    3%
  • Focused on Social Life
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.215 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.277 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    65%
  • Crowded
    17%
  • Easy going
    13%
  • Unprepared
    3%
  • Not diverse enough
    1%
  • Prepared
    1%

After California State University - Los Angeles

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.127 responses
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California State University - Los Angeles Reviews

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Love the diversity, love the variety of classes in race and ethnicity classes, specifically. Extremely disappointed in the art deparment. Being an animation major, the program is extremely lacking. Technology is old and unreliable, plus half of the professors don't even know what they're doing. We just had an opportunity to hire an amazing professor full time/tenure-track, and we all filled out surveys for all four applicants. One applicant had the absolute majority of students' votes, with one of the heads of the deparment in agreement, and yet the dean hired someone with no experience, who just graduated last year! Not to mention the other head professor is totally unexperienced and fails to meet the needs of the students in each class she teaches. With only one GOOD professor left, the program has any chance to improve.
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I came to csula my freshman year, straight from high school. I was disappointed starting because csula was not my first choice. Slowly, I realized it was not a bad choice at all. I joined a sorority my first year. I learned that there are ways to get involved on campus. The teachers are usually pretty fair, I have not came across anyone unreasonably mean. Most teachers also teach well, some are better than others. On campus, there are 6 places to get meals, one which sells alcohol, and food trucks are here daily, so there is much diversity. Csula parties are usually small and packed. I am not caught up with sports, but I really wish there was a football team! I think that would bring a lot of revenue and school spirit. I formed my first year, and the dorms are not bad. In a house of 8 girls, there are 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms, which are furnished. Dorming and tuition is pricy, but compared to other schools, very cheap!
The teachers for Electrical Engineering related topics really know their material and present it well. Most are willing to explain it as much as necessary. However, social justice is slowly creeping into this campus. There are 3 "Diversity" class requirements intended to indoctrinate students into becoming advocates in the name of feminism, Black Lives Matter, and cultural Marxists. Other Diversity classes question the scientific differences on gender and seem to normalize transgender/multi-gender pseudoscience. This is the downside to going to this university: needing to take unrelated courses to my discipline and making me waste an additional quarter and $4,000.