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#25 Best Public Universities in California

California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

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Overview

Student Population
28,036
California State University Los Angeles overview
Location Los Angeles, California
Online calstatela.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
California State University Los Angeles overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Los Angeles, California, California State University Los Angeles is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 39,854 prospective students applied, and 16,548 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,862 enrolled in the school.  23,097 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,939 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,007. Cal State LA is ranked 887 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes

Cal State LA is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
California State University Los Angeles overview
SAT 890/1080
ACT 15/20
GPA 3.18
Applications Accepted
41.5% 
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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for California State University Los Angeles
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,948
Other Fees$1,007
Room and Board $14,508
Budget for Other Expenses$2,934
Total One Year Cost$26,139
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University Los Angeles
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,948
Other Fees$1,007
Room and Board $14,508
Budget for Other Expenses$2,934
Total One Year Cost$38,019

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
36% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California State University Los Angeles students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Health Professions 9%
Social Sciences 9%
Psychology 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110592 IPEDS survey data for California State University Los Angeles.