Cal State LA

California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, United States
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  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    22
  • Previously Enrolled
    15

Overview of California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)

About this school

California State University Los Angeles, founded in 1947, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 173-acre campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:24,426
    • Men:10,567 (43.3%)
    • Women:13,859 (56.7%)

Location

Admission Information (Cal State LA)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University Los Angeles is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
July 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5151 State University Drive
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA  90032-8530
Phone
(323) 343-3901
Fax
(323) 343-2670
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
August 30
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 37,396 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 21,950 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 15,446 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,799 (33%) of 17,369 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,250 (31%) of 10,573 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,549 (38%) of 6,796 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.17
375 And Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
30%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
440-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
230-280 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
15-20 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
7%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
46%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Cal State LA)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,639|Out-of-state: $18,519
  • Room & Board: - $13,356 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California State University Los Angeles accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001140
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,233 (9.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,098 (95.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,098 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$11,553
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,026 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,368
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 788 (25.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,364
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
8 freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,057

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
19,040 (91.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
18,456 (96.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
18,456 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,096 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$11,993
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,664 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,649
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,595 (35.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,506
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4 aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
31 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,167

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$18,688
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Cal State LA)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


704

Part-Time Faculty


1,014

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


30%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 3% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 16% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California State University Los Angeles provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


6.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


30.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.0%

Programs & Majors (Cal State LA)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (62)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Technology
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (63)


  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Textile Design
  • Theater

Campus Life (Cal State LA)

Location & Geography

Population


3,857,799

Nearest Metropolitan Area


173 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Los Angeles

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, gymnastics, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California State University Los Angeles offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, society of hispanic engineering and science students, institute of electrical and electronics engineer, sigma delta pi, asian unified, society of automotive engineers

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


20,881

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
24,426
Women
13,859
Men
10,567

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 14.5% Asian
  • 3.8% Black/African-American
  • 70.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 6.3% White
  • 2.7% Unknown

International Students


7.0%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


3,827

Student Resources (Cal State LA)

Study resources