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Cal State LA - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Cal State Los Angeles

Cal State Los Angeles

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Cal State LA Description:

The California State University, Los Angeles, is a public university and one of the 23 schools that make up the Cal State system. The university is located in the University Hills district of L.A. The university offers 59 undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor's degree, and 51 graduate degree programs. Among undergraduates, programs in business administration, education, criminal justice and social work are the most popular. Cal State L.A. has a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the CSULA Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,755 (18,111 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,344 (in-state); $17,504 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,788 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,852
  • Other Expenses: $2,721
  • Total Cost: $21,705 (in-state); $32,865 (out-of-state)

Cal State LA Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 37%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,609
    • Loans: $3,851

Scholarships for Cal State LA (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Profiles for Other Cal State Campuses

Bakersfield | Channel Islands | Chico | Dominquez Hills | East Bay | Fresno State | Fullerton | Humboldt | Long Beach | Los Angeles | Maritime | Monterey Bay | Northridge | Pomona (Cal Poly) | Sacramento | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Jose State | San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) | San Marcos | Sonoma State | Stanislaus

More California Public University Information

Cal State LA Mission Statement:

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"Cal State L.A., a member of the California State University (CSU) system, offers excellent and innovative educational opportunities to an urban student population that reflects the diversity of the Los Angeles basin.

Educational opportunities include:

  • Preparing students to appreciate, engage, enhance and transform the social, cultural, civic, and workplace structures of American and global societies;
  • Providing students with the capabilities, skills, and opportunities to take full advantage of life-long learning, including graduate and professional studies, and opportunities to participate in research, scholarly, and creative activities;
  • Offering students tools for personal and academic achievement, economic mobility, and healthier lives;
  • Serving as a gateway among the Cal State L.A. community, the greater Los Angeles community, and world community for shared educational and cultural life;
  • Providing high quality professional services to all constituencies of the University."

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