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California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, United States
Cal State LA transforms lives and fosters thriving communities across greater Los Angeles. We cultivate and amplify our students' unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service that support their overall success, well-being, and the greater good.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Law (1)



Founded in 1947, we are the premier public comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles. We have produced nationally and internationally recognized leaders in fields that include business and industry, visual and performing arts, athletics, science and technology, government, and higher education. 


The reputation Cal State L.A. enjoys as an institution of higher learning is creditable largely to the quality of the faculty and their commitment to teaching and scholarship. These men and women have earned their highest degrees from leading universities throughout the world. Their achievements in their academic fields of specialization make them eminently qualified to teach students who possess a variety of academic interests.


The Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (ORSCA), a unit in the Division of Academic Affairs, provides research development support services to the university community. ORSCA helps Principal Investigators identify external funding opportunities, and provides assistance at every stage of proposal development.


The mission of the Career Development Center is to empower students to make enlightened career decisions throughout the lifespan; to connect them with employers; and provide skills to successfully obtain employment in a rapidly changing, complex, and competitive world.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The resources and centers that make up the Office of the Division of Student Life are varied and designed to provide essential services and programs, many of which are vital for student success at Cal State LA. Our departments include the Center for Student Involvement, Office for Students with Disabilities, Student Health Center, and the Veterans Resource Center.

Housing services

By choosing to live on campus, you have opened the door to numerous opportunities, which will serve you well in all facets of your life.

Library services

The University Library is central to the successful achievement of Cal State LA’smission of cultivating and amplifying our students’ unique talents, diverse lifeexperiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, researchand public service. 

ICT services

Information Technology Services strives to provide all students, faculty, and staff with anywhere, anytime electronic access to information resources in support of the teaching/learning mission of the University.

Medical services

The Student Health Center provides high-quality, affordable health care and health education for the students of Cal State LA to preserve and enhance their potential for academic success and personal development. It also seeks to serve as the primary health resource for the University and health advocate for the campus community.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus facilities are maintained to ensure public safety. Many events held on campus are open to the public, including those at the bookstore, library, and food court. Access to academic and administrative facilities on campus is generally limited to students, employees, and visitors for the purpose of study, work, teaching, and other University business. 

Sports facilities

  • Cal State LA Gymnasium (Basketball & Volleyball)
  • Jesse Owens Track (Cal State LA Soccer & Track & Field)
  • Reeder Field (Cal State LA Baseball)
  • Cal State LA Tennis Complex (Cal State LA Tennis)

Student clubs

Cal State LA, College of ECST  has an array of opportunities for students to get involved, explore new interests, and have fun. Joining a student club or organization is a great way to develop as leaders and make a positive impact in the community and beyond.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience is such an extraordinary one. I've learned a lot of things. I have learn to socialize and interact with other people. Also, I have learn that in life you must take the exam first before the lesson, while in school the lesson is taught first before the exam.

My experience at the University
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

My overall experience at the university is that my lecturers assisted my me in so many ways, the campus is very safe i was able to move around the campus for my academia.

Los Angeles, California, United States

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