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California State University-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

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California State University-Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

About California State University-Los Angeles

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is a public university in Los Angeles, California. It is part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. Cal State LA offers 129 bachelor's degrees, 112 master's degrees, and four doctoral degrees: a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in special education in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Doctor of Audiology (AuD). It also offers 22 teaching credentials.In Fall 2018 Cal State LA was the 5th most applied-to CSU campus for incoming freshmen and had the 5th lowest admit rate. Cal State LA has a student body of 27,685 as of fall 2018 with undergraduates numbering 24,002 primarily from the greater Los Angeles area, as well as 245,000 alumni. Cal State LA operates on the semester system with two semesters, each 15 weeks in duration per year: in the fall of 2016, the university changed to the semester system as part of a system-wide conversion of all quarter campuses. Cal State LA is organized into eight colleges that house a total of four schools and approximately 50 academic departments, divisions and interdisciplinary programs offering a variety of majors. The Early Entrance Program (EEP) in the Honors College for gifted students as young as 11 is the only one of its kind in the United States in promoting a direct transitional scheme from middle and high school to college without intermediary remedial education. Cal State LA is a Hispanic-serving institution.

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Located in Los Angeles, California.

5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90032-8506, Los Angeles County

California State University-Los Angeles Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#650 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in California

#51 of 703

2021 Best Public Colleges in California

#22 of 188

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at California State University-Los Angeles is Medical followed by Business Management, Education, Social Sciences and Engineering.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from California State University-Los Angeles within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni