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CSU Los Angeles

CSU Los Angeles
CSU Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Official telephone: (323) 343-3000
Fax number: (323) 343-2670

Website: www.calstatela.edu

Student Life

Screen last updated on: October 2, 2015

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:
8,583 men, 12,085 women, 20,668 total
Full-time undergraduates:
7,242 men, 10,499 women, 17,741 total
Part-time undergraduates:
1,341 men, 1,586 women, 2,927 total
Total graduate students:
1,636 men, 2,184 women, 3,820 total
Full-time graduate students:
642 men, 1,088 women, 1,730 total
Part-time graduate students:
994 men, 1,096 women, 2,090 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:
U.S. region where majority of students come from:
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 13.6% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 68.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.1% Nonresident Alien
  • 2.1% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 15.8% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.2% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 60.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.6% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.7% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.6% Nonresident Alien
  • 3.8% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
CSU Los Angeles

Campus Environment

Campus size:
175 acres
City or town school is located in:
Los Angeles
Population of city/town:
Locations of branch/satellite campuses:
Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) Campus
801 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Nearest major city:
Los Angeles

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • single-student apartments
  • special housing for disabled students
  • special housing for international students
  • other housing including Honors Housing & Graduate Housing
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live off campus:
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:
Every student is required to take a computer course:
Computer equipment is provided in:
library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students:
Other computer facilities/services:
Student Scholar Training Program, ITS Help Desk, Research Labs, Student Training Labs, Career Center, Student Health Center, Student Information Center (note: wireless internet connection available to students)
Internet access provided to all students:
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:
School has a library on campus:

Assistance Services

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:
minority student, military, veteran student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological
Career placement services:
co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training, Online job search (Eagle iJobs)
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, adaptive equipment, braille services, testing accommodations
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses:
Number of social sororities on campus:
Number of sororities that have chapter houses:
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook, radio station
School newspaper(s):
University Times (once a week)
Newspaper homepage:
Number of honor societies:
Total number of registered organizations:
Campus-based religious organizations:
Alpha Omega, Chinese Bible Study Fellowship, Christians on Campus, Mind Above Ministries, Muslim Student Association
Minority student organizations:
Armenian Student Association, Black Student Union, Hermanas Unidas, Hermanos Unidos, Indian Student Association, Korean Student Association, MALCS: Mujeres Activas en Letras Y Cambio Social, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, Multi-Cultural Greek Council, RAZA Unida, Vietnamese Student Association
International student organizations:
United Exchange Students
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Auto Club, Ballroom Dancing Club, BioSecurity Club, Cancer Research and Awareness Society, Cinematic Visions, Creatives, Dancing Cal State LA, Early Entrance Program Club, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Film Productions, Golden Eagle Radio, GravitAS Animation Society, International Friends, International Social Work Caucus, International Youth and Students for Social Equality, League of Legends Club, Mock-Trial Team, Motorcycle Enthusiast Club, National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, Spirit Squad at Cal State LA, Statement Magazine, Statement Unbound, Student Alumni Association, Student Dietetic Association, Student Health Advisory Club, Students 4 Students Theater, Students United to Reach Goals in Education, Toastmasters


School has an athletic program:
Athletic director:
Dan Bridges,
Director of Athletics
Athletic department's mailing address:
Athletic Director
Dr. Dan Bridges
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8240
Athletics homepage:
School colors:
Gold and Black
School mascot:
Golden Eagle
Athletic conference memberships:
California Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballyesNCAA Div. II
Men's basketballyesNCAA Div. II
Men's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Men's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's basketballyesNCAA Div. II
Women's cross-countryyesNCAA Div. II
Women's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Women's tennisyesNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (indoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's volleyballyesNCAA Div. II
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:
Athletic facilities:
Billie Jean King Sports Complex: Eagles Nest Gym, Jesse Owens Track and Field, Reeder Field, University Stadium, basketball and tennis courts, and swimming pool

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:
Nearest international airport:
Los Angeles (23 miles)
Nearest other airport:
Burbank (17 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:
Cal State L.A. Transit Center (near campus)
Nearest passenger bus service:
Cal State L.A. Transit Center (near campus)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus:
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:

After Graduation

List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:
List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Lee Baca - BS 1971, sheriff of Los Angeles County
  • James A. Bell - BS 1997, corporate president, chief financial office and executive vice president, The Boeing Company
  • Elizabeth M. Devine - MA 1985, Co-executive Producer, CSI: Miami
  • Samuel T. Durrance - BS 1972, MS 1974, Astronaut and Geophysicist
  • Jennifer Haan - MA 2003, principal, Del Valle Elementary School in La Puente
  • Billie Jean King - Att. 1961-1964, Professional Tennis Champion
  • Rosario Marin - BS 1983, 41st U.S. Treasurer
  • Joseph Wambaugh - BA 1960, MA 1968, Novelist, Best-Selling Author

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