About Cal State L.A.
California State University, Los Angeles is a distinguished comprehensive urban university with a long history of commitment to access and excellence. With a 175-acre hilltop campus just five miles from the civic and cultural center of Los Angeles, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing high-quality higher education since 1947, and now counts more than 205,000 alumni.
Six colleges offer more than 60 nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. The University has strong connections with the biotechnology and entertainment industries, and provides an extensive array of involvement and enrichment opportunities through service learning and collaborations between students and faculty.