Admissions and Recruitment

  • Small campus feel, more than 90% of our classes have fewer than 50 students
  • Award winning faculty
  • Undergraduate research, we have many programs where undergrads are hands-on with knowledge creation
  • Affordable education, the CSU system makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum, almost 80% of students receive financial aid
  • Urban environment, just minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles, Cal State LA is near the industries where students want to work
  • Diversity, Cal State LA's student population is as diverse as the communities it serves
  • Community engagement is one of our top priorities at Cal State LA, hashtag I serve L A

New major specific transfer criteria for Fall 2018Spring 2018 admission available for select graduate programs only

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Special Announcement

Spring 2018 Admissions

Currently accepting applications
for select graduate programs only.

The next available term for
first-time freshmen and transfers
will be Fall 2018.


Notice to All Applicants
After you apply, remember to regularly check your GET portal for information about your application status and to view your To Do List.

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