California State University Los Angeles

California - United States


The CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 447,000 students, and 45,000 faculty and staff, we are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country.

California State University, Los Angeles has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. Building on the strengths of this rich diversity, our University prepares students for success in advanced studies, in their careers, and throughout their lives. California State University, Los Angeles graduates constitute a major leadership force in Greater Los Angeles, a microcosm of the global society.

The University is committed to free scholarly inquiry, to high-quality teaching, and to academic excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and other post-baccalaureate and extended education programs. This commitment underlies strong educational programs that are sensitive to the needs of the University's uniquely diverse student body. These programs include research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. With the support of the administration, staff, alumni, and community, highly qualified faculty are the keystone of the University and the basis for the excellence of our programs.

As a comprehensive university, California State University, Los Angeles offers a broad range of liberal and professional programs designed to encourage student excellence, achievement and well being. Facilitated by close interaction between faculty and students, educational programs are designed to foster habits of disciplined inquiry and critical thinking while helping students master a body of knowledge. The University strives to promote understanding of and respect for diversity, and to serve the changing needs of a global society. Recognizing its commitment to teaching, research, scholarship, creative activities, and service, the University supports an effective library and the use of new technologies that enrich the instructional process and provide effective access to information in its various forms.

The University is committed to providing students with a balanced and well-rounded educational experience including co-curricular activities that contribute to personal enrichment, leadership development, and institutional pride. Student organizations, campus residence life, artistic events, multicultural events, intercollegiate athletics, and intramurals are designed to be a significant part of this experience.

The close proximity of the University to civic, cultural, and economic centers enables it to foster strong cooperative relationships with alumni, community, business, scientific, educational, cultural, and government constituencies. Partnerships with these constituencies will continue to grow for the mutual enhancement of academic programs and the community.

California State University, Los Angeles is committed to fostering collegial relationships among faculty, administration, students, and staff. The principles of academic freedom and professional ethics are the responsibility of the entire academic community. We take pride in our continuing evolution as the University serving the Los Angeles Basin.


College of Arts & Letters


Communication Studies


Liberal Studies

Modern Languages and Literatures

Music, Theatre & Dance


Television, Film, & Media Studies

College of Business & Economics


Economics and Statistics

Finance and Law

Information Systems



Charter College of Education

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education

Curriculum and Instruction

Special Education and Counseling

College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


College of Health & Human Services

Child and Family Studies

Communication Disorders

Criminal Justice & Criminalistics

Kinesiology and Nutritional Science


Public Health

Social Work

Youth Agency Administration(Certificate Program)

Applied Gerontology (Certificate Program)

College of Natural & Social Sciences


Asian and Asian American Studies (Interdisciplinary Program)

Biological Sciences

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chicano Studies

Geosciences and Environment


Latin American Studies


Natural Science (Interdisciplinary Program)

Pan-African Studies

Physics and Astronomy

Political Science



English Requirements


• TOEFL iBT: 61 or higher (CSULA code: 4399)

• IELTS: Band 5.5 or higher

• PTE: 44 or higher


• TOEFL iBT: 80 or higher (CSULA code: 4399)

• IELTS: Band 6 or higher

• PTE: 53 or higher

• TESOL program applicants: TOEFL (100ibt); IELTS (7.5)



Scholarships are available based on merit. Please contact university for further information.

Tution Fee

Basic Tuition Fees
Undergraduate $5,472
Credential Program $6,348
Graduate/Post Baccalaureate $6,738
Education Doctorate $11,118
Nursing Practice Doctorate N/A
Physical Therapy Doctorate N/A
Other Systemwide Tuition Fees
Professional Business Graduate Program $169/unit
Non-Resident $248/unit
Campus-Based Mandatory Fees
Health Services $165
Health Facilities $6
Instructionally Related Activities $123
Materials Services and Facilities $249
Student Body Association $54
Student Body Center $275
Total Mandatory Fees1 $872


Historical Fees by Academic Year 10-Year Fee History


Estimated Total Cost By Student Level
Full Time Undergraduate Resident $6,344
Full Time Credential Program - Resident $7,220
Full Time Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Resident $7,610
Professional Business Graduate Program Add applicable per-unit charges.
Non-Resident Add applicable per-unit charges.