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California State University - Los Angeles is a public institution situated in Los Angeles, California. The city atmosphere of Los Angeles makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

275 Undergraduate Degrees
114 Graduate Degrees
$28,280 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
46% Acceptance Rate

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California State University - Los Angeles Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Cal State LA has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#73 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cal State LA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#51 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is California State University - Los Angeles?

Location of California State University - Los Angeles

Contact details for Cal State LA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8506
Phone: 323-343-3000
Website: www.calstatela.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalStateLA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/calstatela

How Do I Get Into Cal State LA?

You can apply to Cal State LA online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Cal State LA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal State LA?

46% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
95% Submit SAT Scores
Cal State LA has a fairly low acceptance rate of 46%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.

Average Test Scores

About 95% of students accepted to Cal State LA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Los Angeles  ( 450 to 540 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - Los Angeles  ( 440 to 540 )
200
800
Cal State LA received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 20. Math scores were between 16 and 21. Composite scores were between 15 and 20.

ACT English Scores for California State University - Los Angeles  ( 14 to 20 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for California State University - Los Angeles  ( 16 to 21 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Los Angeles  ( 15 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford California State University - Los Angeles?

$28,280 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
4.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cal State LA is $28,280. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cal State LA, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,282 a year. That adds up to $17,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal State LA is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Los Angeles Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,729 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,797 undergraduate students at Cal State LA, with 19,729 being full-time and 3,068 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cal State LA

There are also 3,874 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,729 full-time undergraduates at Cal State LA, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cal State LA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Los Angeles students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cal State LA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,450
Black or African American 593
Hispanic or Latino 13,869
White 821
International Students 1,335
Other Races/Ethnicities 661

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Los Angeles. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Cal State LA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at California State University - Los Angeles

60 Took All Classes Online
8,889 Took At Least One Class Online
7.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 8,889 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cal State LA has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Cal State LA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Los Angeles was 7.9%. This is the #1,057 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal State LA regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

California State University - Los Angeles Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Information Technology 152 6 48 206
Computer Science 123 0 60 183
General Information Science 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 275 6 108 389

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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