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

Report Card

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

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Cal State Los Angeles is a public university located in Los Angeles, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,558 undergraduate students. The Cal State Los Angeles acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Business, Sociology, and Early Childhood Education. 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
91%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
870-1060
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
$2,695 / 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
$10,909 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 195 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 249 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 250 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    61%
  • On Campus
    5%
  • Online
    34%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,558 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,978
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 169 responses
  • Busy and independant
    34%
  • Determined and independent
    18%
  • Busy
    16%
  • Independent
    14%
  • Focus On Excellence
    6%
  • diversity with open minds
    4%
  • Intersted in learning
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 287 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 349 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 193 responses
  • Diverse
    61%
  • Easy going
    15%
  • Crowded
    11%
  • Prepared
    3%
  • Unprepared
    3%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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. 131 responses

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