We are LA


Cal State LA is the premier public university in the heart of Los Angeles and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We educate students from across the region and offer more than 100 cutting-edge academic programs. 

Here our students develop skills to succeed.
As they succeed, Los Angeles thrives.

Number one in the nation for upward mobility

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Path to graduation

Academic advising can help you plan classes and set long-term goals on the way to your diploma.

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Majors and programs

Learn about our 57 undergraduate majors, 51 master’s degrees and 4 doctoral programs.

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I Serve LA

Volunteer and track your hours with the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.

student success

At Cal State LA, students come first. Throughout your time here, your professors, staff and administrators will be there to help map out your path to a timely graduation, earn your degree and launch your career or graduate education.


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Cal State LA ascends in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings

Cal State LA continues an impressive rise as one of the nation’s top regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university has risen 65 spots among universities in the West in the past six years.

Cal State LA announces outstanding faculty

Cal State LA announces outstanding faculty at Fall Convocation 2019

Four Outstanding Professor recipients and an Outstanding Lecturer recipient were honored for significant achievement in scholarly inquiry or creativity, as well as professional activities and community service.

Professor Walter Zelman

Cal State LA public health professor receives CSU's Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award

Walter Zelman, a public health professor at Cal State LA, has been named a recipient of the California State University (CSU) Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award for his exemplary achievements and contributions to student success.

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Cal State LA names two new Faculty Fellows for the Public Good

Cal State LA has selected Assistant Professors Melanie Sabado-Liwag and Shikha Upadhyaya as the 2018-20 Faculty Fellows for the Public Good. They were chosen by a team of former faculty fellows in a competitive review process.

Mind Matters


Find advice, resources, programs and events to help improve your well-being.

Upcoming Events

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LA Phil Neighborhood Concert

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA has partnered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to present a free neighborhood concert.


September 26, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Luckman Fine Arts Complex