Incoming Students

Welcome to Cal State LA! 

California State University, Los Angeles, also known as Cal State LA, offers students a beautiful 70-acre hilltop campus close to Downtown Los Angeles, the heart of the city's civic and cultural center. Our university is within driving distance of Hollywood (the entertainment capital of the world), local mountains, beaches and major attractions like the Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other local attractions – all conveniently accessible by car, bus and rail. 

Cal State LA is a distinguished comprehensive urban university with a long history of commitment to access and excellence. The University has been a leader in providing high-quality higher education for 70 years and now counts more than 250,000 alumni. Cal State LA's seven colleges offer more than 60 nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities.

University Highlights:

  • U.S News and World Report has ranked Cal State LA's Business and Engineering undergraduate programs, respectively, among the nation’s best programs for study
  • Washington Monthly in 2014 ranked Cal State LA seventh as "Best University for a Masters Degree."
  • Cal State LA ranks 24th in TIME Magazine’s list of top colleges!

Whether you are looking to study for a summer, semester, academic year or would like to earn your degree in Los Angeles, Cal State LA's College of Professional and Global Education has study options for you!