California State University – Los Angeles: Ranking & Review

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Los Angeles Rank United States Rank World Rank
5 314 1052
Top 7%

California State University - Los Angeles Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate46%44%48%
Applicants37,39615,44621,950
Admissions17,3696,79610,573
Enrolled undergraduates3,5561,5861,970
Enrolled total (including graduate students)28,53111,95716,574

6,699 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

55 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,382
Percent of students submitting SAT scores95%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
495
Math
490

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,462
Percent of students submitting ACT scores41%
ACT Composite
17
ACT English
17
ACT Math
18

California State University - Los Angeles Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,846 $36,726
Off-campus $26,063 $37,943
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,646 and other expenses per full academic year.

California State University - Los Angeles provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,014 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $897 $897
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $897 $897
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 721 153 874
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 805 65 870
Social Sciences 583 51 634
Education 254 323 17 594
Engineering 231 269 500
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 350 19 369
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 178 177 355
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 142 200 342
Psychology 299 13 312
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 246 14 260
Visual and Performing Arts 176 36 212
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 187 10 197
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 164 4 168
English Language and Literature & Letters 97 11 108
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 105 105
History 54 19 73
Physical Sciences 41 29 70
Mathematics and Statistics 33 19 52
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 50 50
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 26 12 38
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23 14 37
Philosophy and Religious Studies 18 13 31
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 13 13
Natural Resources and Conservation 6 6
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 1 2 3
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 2 2
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
Grand Total4,7991,459176,275

A total of 4,799 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California State University - Los Angeles.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,476 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate47%40%52%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

General info

Alternative namesCal State LA
CSULA
Founded1947
MottoVox Veritas Vita
Voice, Truth, Life
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,116
Instructional FTE1,042
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.calstatela.edu
Address5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, California, 90032-8506
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population5,000,000+
Phone3233433000
Fax+1 (323) 343 6424

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