California State University - Los Angeles
2,500 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. 4 Year
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California State University - Los Angeles Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$12,834/ year
Poll
41%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.149 responses
Poll
41%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.281 responses

Food

Campus Food
B-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,675/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 415 responses
  • Starbucks
    21%
  • Pollo loco
    16%
  • Johnny's Kitchen
    12%
  • Carl's jr
    11%
  • Student cafe
    9%
  • Rice garden
    7%
  • The bookstore
    7%
45%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.152 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
C+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 147 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    24%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    53%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    22%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

Safety

Safety
B+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
84%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.199 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 140 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    66%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    27%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    4%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 168 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    23%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    62%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    4%
  • Not very visible.
    11%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Track and Field: Outdoor, Soccer, Baseball
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball, Track and Field: Indoor, Soccer, Track and Field: Outdoor
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 277 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    19%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    63%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    14%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
  • Food Events and Music Festivals
    28%
  • Famers Market
    26%
  • I love when organizations raise money by selling
    13%
  • Golden Eagle Fest
    8%
  • Organization Fundraisers
    6%
  • When organizations set up information booths
    6%
  • So far mardi gras event
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 154 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    8%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    21%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    21%
  • Parties? What parties?
    47%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 44 responses
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  • No large parties that the whole school is aware of
    52%
  • Not one is biggest event and they are all way fun
    25%
  • I truly enjoy the campus events organized by ASI
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Free food
    2%
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