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Pacific States University

Los Angeles, California, United States
Pacific States University has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1928 as an independent private institution, it has provided a comprehensive education in the fields of business, and computer science to more than 12,000 graduates.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Pacific States University (PSU) is a professional higher education institution which has served local and international communities and scholars for almost 90 years.  It is private, non-profit, secular and co-educational in nature. PSU was founded in 1928 by William G. Buffinger, a sound engineer, famous for his influence in the movie industry. In 1939 PSU Dr. Harry W. Evans reorganized the school with a charter from the State of California authorizing the granting of degrees. For several years the University was under contract by the United States government for the training of Electronic Engineers. As many as 400 students per year completed the prescribed courses in this technical area.  PSU thereafter continued to specialize in Electronic Engineering until the program was phased out in 1996.  The 1960’s brought another major reorganization and expansion of the curriculum to also include Computer Science and Business Administration. As a part of the Asian Pacific community, PSU’s location in Los Angeles has played a key role in the development of its programs. Our graduates have gone forth to contribute significantly as leaders in the international world of business, commerce, technology, and economics.  They have come from more than 100 countries and represent a cross section of the most able minds to be found anywhere.


Classrooms are equipped with a projector and white board/chalkboard. Many have monitors with the ability of plug-in access for laptop computers. Students and faculty members can check out computer laptops from the front office with a valid photo IDs. Computer software programs are available from the IT Department based on individual professor’s request for his/her course requirements.


PSU Career Center (E227) contains books on job searching, creating resumes, writing cover letters and interviewing skills. PSU’s Career Services (E219) provides one-on-one counseling, small group workshops, networking events, career and job listings as well as materials to assist students in their career investigations and endeavors. Employment and career advising is also available via appointments.

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Student services

We empower students to reach their personal, academic, and career goals success by counseling students regarding their:

  • Mental health and life concerns
  • Learning and academic skills challenges
  • Career uncertainty
  • Faculty/staff - student communication
PSU Student Services are committed to valuing diversity, honoring students, faculty, and staff from all racial, religious, and ethnic identities, sexualities, gender identities, and disability conditions.

Housing services

Pacific States University is located in Los Angeles and is easily accessible by public transportation. PSU offers student housing: Hobart Residence is a stylish, modern dormitory for international students at very affordable rates. Single private rooms, 2 occupancy bedrooms, 3 occupancy bedrooms, and 4 occupancy bedrooms are available. All rooms are conveniently furnished with beds (linens for purchase or rent), a desk, a chair, and a lamp. All of the comforts of home in one great location to share with new international friends!

Library services

 The library contains a collection devoted to the areas of international business, business management, accounting, hospitality, marketing, investments & finance, real estate management, beauty management, information technology, as well as a variety of books, journals, newspapers, audiovisual materials, reference materials, theses, dissertations and more.

ICT services

The computer laboratory is equipped with a variety of computers and printers: twenty (20) personal computers; and one laser printer. The computers are connected to one file server using a network operating system. Software is for business applications, word processing, spreadsheets, programming languages, database management, and tutorials. The labs also provide high speed broadband Internet service. Wireless Internet access is also available in certain locations on campus for notebook computer users.

Student Life

Campus life

Students will enjoy Southern California's yearlong outdoor living climate, remarkable especially for its sun-drenched winters. Oceans, mountains, and deserts supply a background of endless beauty in which to work, study, and play. A multi-cultural population lives, works, and dreams in the City of the Angels surrounded by smaller cities, suburbia, and rural California. Entertainment opportunities abound: many professional and collegiate sports teams, amusement parks like Disneyland, zoos with fabulous exhibits, a host of museums, many theaters and movie houses, symphony orchestras, opera companies and all kinds of contemporary music groups.


Pacific States University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 

Los Angeles, California, United States

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