California State University - Los Angeles

2,499 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
California State University - Los Angeles is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032

California State University - Los Angeles Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
780-980
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$2,735/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,596/ year
  • $30-48k
    $2,819/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,512/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,703/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,000/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
28%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.177 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,745Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Busy and independant
    35%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Independent
    18%
  • Determined and independent
    15%
  • Focus On Excellence
    6%
  • Intersted in learning
    3%
  • Focused on Social Life
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.215 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.277 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    65%
  • Crowded
    17%
  • Easy going
    13%
  • Unprepared
    3%
  • Not diverse enough
    1%
  • Prepared
    1%

After California State University - Los Angeles

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.127 responses

Reviews

2,499 reviews
  • Excellent
    310
  • Very Good
    840
  • Average
    1097
  • Poor
    183
  • Terrible
    69
I have completed my first semester at California State University Los Angeles and my first year experience has been very positive. The faculty and administrative staff on this campus have been exceedingly helpful in my success as an undergraduate and invested in my post graduate potential. This university offers a range of resources such as a 24 hour computer lab and mental health aid, as well as hosting a variety of cultural events. Student demographics are remarkably diverse; this university is unique in that it is actually representative of the city it occupies. While some students may not like the dominant commuter atmosphere, I find that it provides students the freedom from finding themselves caught in a college bubble that insulates them from the wider community. I conclude that CSULA is ideal for non-traditional students such as working students, community college transfers, parents and DACA recipients.
  • Junior
  • 14 days ago
In Spring 2015 I transferred to California State University of Los Angeles, majoring in Communication Disorders. I had no idea what this major actually entailed, but after my first quarter of introductory classes I learned about speech-language pathology. The professor of those two classes inspired me beyond what I ever thought this major could offer me. I received my BA in Communication Disorders in Fall 2016, and am now applying for master's in speech-language pathology.
  • Alum
  • 10 days ago
The professors I've had are all so awesome! Passionate, determined, intelligent, and experienced in their field. Classes are average, require studying and often outside field work. The variety of courses offered could improve (I.e. Sustainability, environmental studies) but overall very enjoyable.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago