College Deliberately: California State University-Los Angeles

California State University-Los Angeles is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, character and citizenship located in the city of Los Angeles, CA. It is known for Business Administration and Management, Sociology and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

California State University-Los Angeles

place 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8506
phone Phone: (323) 343-3000
web Web: https://www.calstatela.edu/
  • California State University-Los Angeles is also known as:
    California State University-Los Angeles, Cal State LA


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
California State University – Los Angeles WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited 1953-11-30 2029-06-29
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Last updated: 2021-04-23

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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
4% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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California State University-Los Angeles is in NCAA Division II without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 38
Track and Field Outdoor Men’s 38
Track and Field Outdoor Women’s 38

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Tuition for California State University-Los Angeles is in the 27.7 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how California State University-Los Angeles is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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