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California State University-Los Angeles
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5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

About the college

The California State University in Los Angeles has been a part of the California State University System for almost 100 years. Students at Cal State achieve skills that help them to earn jobs that involve critical thinking skills, problem solving and communication. The mission of the university is to train their students to become the best in the community and society. The graduates are looked upon as leaders, reformers, service providers and productive citizens.


The campus at Cal State has a beautiful setting within the walls of the city of Los Angeles. Students need not worry about transportation because the campus is surrounded by many, different ways to get to and from school. There is a computer rail station, metro bus lines and 2 major freeways. Having a campus in LA provides students with amazing scenery, entertainment venues, shopping centers, mountains and beaches. The campus provides dining areas, housing, a fine arts complex, auxiliary services, writing workshops, healthcare education and tutors.


Courses at Cal State include various departments dedicated to different studies. They include business, economics, arts and letters, education, engineering, computer science, technology, health and human services and natural and social sciences. There is also an honors program, degree programs and certificates that can be obtained at the university. Cal State has a program for everyone.

The university offers student services to help students along in their educational journey. The services include a writing center, testing center, tutors and a program known as PALS. This specific program pairs first time freshman with an upper classman or graduate for assistance during their first year. Cal State in LA is a successful intuition that wants to share its love for education with you.

College Type: 4-year, Public

Offering: Bachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's degree, Doctor's degree

Campus Setting: City, Large

Campus Housing Available: Yes

Student Population: 21051, 76% undergraduates

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