California State University Los Angeles Comparison

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Cal State LA
Location Los Angeles, CA
Setting Large City
Enrollment 27,513
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #900
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


Cal State LA
Tuition (In State) $5,742
Tuition (Out of State) $17,622
Room & Board $16,860
Avg Net Price $3,859
Avg Grant Aid $11,315
% Receiving Grant Aid 95%


Cal State LA
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 29,223
Admitted 26,459
Acceptance Rate 90.5%
Enrolled % 15.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.31
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Extremely Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 15/20
SAT Range 870/1060
Submit Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
Application Deadline


Cal State LA
Student to Faculty Ratio 25:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (22%)
  • Health Professions (9%)
  • Social Sciences (9%)
  • Psychology (7%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (7%)


Cal State LA
Graduation Rate 36%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $46,900
Making Student Loan Payments 57%
Median Student Loan Debt $12,920
Median Loan Payment $133


Cal State LA
% Men 40%
% Women 60%
Racial Diversity Medium
% White 7%
% Black 4%
% Hispanic 63%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 2%
% International 6%
% Unknown Race 3%


Cal State LA
% In-State 98%
% Out-of-State 1%


Cal State LA
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard