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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1947Established Year
  28531Enrollment

California State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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The California State University - Los Angeles campus was founded in the year 1947. Located in the urban setting this university offers 57 undergraduate, 51 graduate, 4 doctoral, and post-baccalaureate programs. It records the total enrolment of 27,000 with 3,862 freshman enrolment and 1,311 new post-graduate enrolments. The university focuses on enhancing the skills of its students, bring out their unique talents, and give them diverse experience. Students get to develop their intellect by engaging in intense research activities and connecting public services. California State strives to provide world-class teaching experience to its students and support their study by providing them suitable financial aid.

Ranking

  • The US News and World Report ranked the university 31st among the Regional Universities West.
  • It is ranked 11th among the Best Value Schools in the country by the US News and World Report.
  • The university is ranked 11th among the Top Performers on Social Mobility by the US News and World Report.
  • It is ranked 18th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by the US News and World Report.

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment38.8 billion USD
Student Retention Rate77%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
The annual cost of Attendance31,875 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmission@calstatela.edu;
323 343-3901

Campus 

  • The university is in the urban setting of Los Angeles and is spread over 175 acres.
  • The campus has health and wellness centers, art galleries and complexes, cultural centers, resource centers, food pantry, and CalFresh.
  • There is a CARE team on campus for the safety of the students, faculty, and staff.
  • The university provides on-campus parking and transportation services.
  • The cam equipped with proper facilities for intramural sports and other athletic activities.

Residence

  • The university provides apartment-style residence facilities to the students.
  • The apartments are within walking distance from the classrooms, libraries, and sports facilities.
  • Candidates who have enrolled for the full-time program must apply online for the residence facility.
  • Rooms are allotted on the first-come-first-serve basis, candidates must apply early guaranteed placement.
  • Candidates can apply for housing agreements from March 06 to May 01.

Programs

  • There are more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional, and certificate programs offered here.
  • Programs are offered under nine colleges of study.
  • All courses are offered in the English language.
  • Bachelor in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Child Development, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management programs record the highest enrolment.
  • Master’s in social work, Nursing, Special Education, Counselling, and Education programs receive the maximum enrolment.

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

Application Deadlines - The application deadline for the three semesters is the same for all programs.

  • Fall 2020: It is closed right now, but usually it open around October 01.
  • Summer 2020: It is closed right now, but usually it opens around February 01
  • Spring 2020: August 01, 2020

Student Class Profile -

  • Total Graduate and Doctoral Enrollment: 27,685
  • Percentage of International students: 2%

Standardized test scores -

  • SAT score: 890 and 1080
  • ACT score: 15 and 20

English proficiency test scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (for Graduate applicants) and 5.5 (for Undergraduate applicants)
  • TOEFL iBT: 80 (for Graduate applicants) and 61 (for Undergraduate applicants)

Supporting Documents: Official academic transcript

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance varies from student-to-student depending upon their living arrangements. Below is the estimate for the 2020-21 academic year attendance. The mandatory fees vary for bachelor’s, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs.

International applicants:

Annual Budget Academic Year (2019-2020) USDOn-campusOff-campusCommuter
Tuition and Mandatory fees16,28616,28616,286
Books and Supplies1,0461,0461,046
Rooms and Boards16,93216,1117,058
Misc.2,6863,2492,349
Transportation1,6312,0201,233

Financial Aid for International Students

  • The university awards scholarship to all the students who are currently enrolled in any full-time program. The online application for the scholarship is available on the Cal State University LA Scholarships application site.
  • Off-Campus Scholarship: Many sites provides scholarships. Candidates must stay aware of the scholarship scams and do not pay any fees for a scholarship. There are certain reliable sites one can visit for off-campus scholarships like AmeriCorps, College Board, Promise, Scholarship.com, HACU, etc.
  • The Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship: This scholarship is worth 4000USD. Candidates who are enrolled in a full-time program and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Other Sources of Funding

Applying for scholarships to study in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  • With more than 2,50,000 alumni spread around the globe, California State University offers its services to all its alumni. From conducting alumni mentoring program, to volunteer programs, and alumni awards night the university takes special care of its alumni.
  • Some notable alumni: John D Peterson: former President of the University of Tennessee, Joseph Wambaugh: Novelist and Bestselling author, Alan J. Fohrer: CEO of Southern California Edison Company; Samuel T. Durrance: Astrogeophysicist and payload specialist on NASA spacecraft mission.
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California State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population29181
FAFSA Code001140
Application Cost$55
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$16,862 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL9080100 -
IELTS6.867.5 -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score9858901080 95%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing495450540-
Mathematics490440540-
ACTCheck Detailed Score181520 41%
English171420-
Mathematics191621-

California State University Acceptance Rate

46.4%

Acceptance Rate

37396

Total Applicants

29181

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.8%

Male

58.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program46.4%
Total Applicants53529
Total Enrolled24862
Graduate
Graduate Programs46.4%
Total Applicants9299
Total Enrolled4319

California State University Enrollment

Enrollment
California State University Enrollment29181
Undergraduate Enrollment24862
Graduate Enrollment4319
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate47.3%

Attendance Cost

$16,862

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,862 / Year
Post Graduate Program$18,296 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,948 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,356 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,903 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$14,502 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,974 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,964 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,015 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
23980814315837267
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    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    8.4/10

    8.7/10academic
    7.7/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    8/10faculty
    9.3/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

    J
    Juliet, USA Honors college
    California State University
    Current student , Batch : 2023
    8.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    THE REVIEW

    I was in between CSULA and CSUF however I chose CSULA primarily because they emailed me to sign up for the honors college. Once I got accepted they offered me a scholarship which primarily swayed me into choosing LA over Fullerton.


    Course Curriculum - 

    For the honors college, in particular, it's quite interesting. The classes are very discussion based on music or book centered around the topic of LA and either its culture or its history. The fall classes were about public speaking and a "future use" class. Basically, we prepped resumes, cover letters, made a four-year plan, learned about the campus, etc. In terms of the general classes, they are quite larger in size but still allow for one on one time if wanted.

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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
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    extracurricular
    19, Mar 2019 read more
    C
    Carolina, USA Psychology
    California State University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    THE TRUTH ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE

    At the beginning of my career as a college student at West Los Angeles college, I decided to major in psychology. I decided to have psychology as my major because I became passionate as to why some individuals act a certain way.


    Course Curriculum - 

    First and foremost I love the course curriculum. I've taken a list of courses in which impacted my life in a very positive way. I've learned to cope with situations and with individuals thanks to the classes I've taken.

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    7 /10
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    7 /10
    infrastructure
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    B
    Belinda, USA University
    California State University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    9.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    I ENJOYED MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AND WOULD DEFINITELY DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

    The university was convenient for me because of my major desired (sociology) and the location of the school as well as its reputation. I was happy with my decision to attend the university that I did.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Based on my particular major (sociology) the classes mandatory are appropriate and were challenging enough to give me the college experience I needed to complete my university student career. And actually, I hope to return to the same university to complete my masters.

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