California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8506


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 27,827
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 25:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,012 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

California State University-Los Angeles is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 35,429 applications and 22,567 students were granted admission. California State University-Los Angeles is at the #62 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 37% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 95% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT780 to 980
ACT15 to 20

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

California State University-Los Angeles charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,632 and in-state students paid $5,472.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 88% of California State University-Los Angeles's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 71% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,884 (which is 10.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at California State University-Los Angeles in 2016-2017, was 906, which is 25% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,605 (which is 32% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, California State University-Los Angeles has enrolled a total of 27,827 students (22,170 students full-time and 5,657 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 27,827 students, 3,846 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 24,074 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,753 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 36 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 61%

Asian: 14%

Non-resident alien: 8%

White: 8%

Black/African American: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at California State University-Los Angeles.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 26% 416
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 18% 284
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 121
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 7% 116
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 84
Social Sciences 4% 69
Physical Sciences 3% 41
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 35
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 35
Psychology 2% 28

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of California State University-Los Angeles full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of California State University-Los Angeles graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,800. Last year, out of the total 5,649 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,084 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,484 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,826 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,800 $43,900
Employment Rate 90% 88%
Total Graduates 5,649 5,484

Campus Location

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