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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 33,641 prospective students applied, and 16,084 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,287 enrolled in the school.  23,097 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,939 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,026. Cal State LA is ranked 880 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

Cal State LA is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California State University Los Angeles within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
California State University Los Angeles overview
SAT 890/1080
ACT 15/20
GPA 3.18
Applications Accepted
47.8% 
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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$2,058
Other Fees$1,026
Room and Board $15,992
Budget for Other Expenses$3,209
Total One Year Cost$28,027
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University Los Angeles
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,058
Other Fees$1,026
Room and Board $15,992
Budget for Other Expenses$3,209
Total One Year Cost$39,907

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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.

Current students may use the California State University Los Angeles GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.