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California State University - Los Angeles
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  • 4 Year
  • LOS ANGELES, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Cal State Los Angeles is an above-average public university located in Los Angeles, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,729 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal State Los Angeles acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Business, Sociology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 52% of students, Cal State Los Angeles alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.

About

5151 STATE UNIVERSITY DR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90032
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association

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.

Cal State Los Angeles Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
December 4
SAT Range
890-1080
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$3,255 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,279 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 172 responses
31%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 216 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 217 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,729 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,068
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 136 responses
  • Busy and independant
    35%
  • Determined and independent
    20%
  • Busy
    18%
  • Independent
    15%
  • Focus On Excellence
    5%
  • diversity with open minds
    2%
  • Focused on Social Life
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 254 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 316 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 160 responses
  • Diverse
    64%
  • Easy going
    14%
  • Crowded
    13%
  • Prepared
    3%
  • Unprepared
    3%
  • Underrated
    1%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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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