California State University-Los Angeles (CSULA) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Cal State Los Angeles
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California State University-Los Angeles (CSULA) has an acceptance rate of 64%. More than two-thirds of the students who apply are selected, so admissions are not highly selective, but accepted students generally have grades and test scores above average. Interested students should check out the school's website for more information about the school, and how to apply.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Cal State Unversity Los Angeles Description

The California State University, Los Angeles, is a public university and one of the 23 schools that make up the Cal State system. The university is located in the University Hills district of L.A. Explore the campus with this Cal State Los Angeles Photo Tour.

The university offers 59 undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor's degree, and 51 graduate degree programs. Among undergraduates, programs in business administration, education, criminal justice and social work are the most popular. Cal State L.A. has a 20 to 1 student/faculty ratio. In athletics, the CSULA Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 27,827 (24,074 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,383 (in-state); $17,543 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,898 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,860
  • Other Expenses: $2,854
  • Total Cost: $23,995 (in-state); $36,155 (out-of-state)

Cal State LA Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 25%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,276
    • Loans: $3,798

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 6%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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