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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Side by side frames of presidential candidates onstage during forum

Democratic presidential candidates address Latino issues at Cal State LA forum

Five Democratic presidential candidates vying for the party’s nomination in 2020 appeared at Cal State LA for an intimate conversation about key issues that are important to the Latino community.

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Cal State LA recognized as champion for transfer students

The university was among 15 colleges and universities in California recognized by the Campaign for College Opportunity as 2019 Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer.

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Golden Eagles give back on eve of NCAA Final Four soccer match

Players from the men's soccer team took time out of a busy day to put on a soccer clinic for students at a K-12 school in downtown Pittsburgh. They brought Cal State LA’s ethic of engagement and service for the public good more than 2,400 miles to the Steel City.  

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Cal State LA opens the Sikand SITI Center with urban sustainability symposium

The new Sikand Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure was established through a five-year, $1.25 million gift from The Sikand Foundation to the university's College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology.


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Supporting well-being

The Mind Matters Champion award seeks to recognize students, faculty and staff for their exceptional contributions to the well-being of others at Cal State LA.

Mind Matters


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

Upcoming Events

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Mind Matters Speaker Series: Rev. Gregory J. Boyle

Reverend Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., will discuss his new book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. A book signing will follow the discussion.

The Mind Matters Champion award recipients will be announced during the event.

February 24, 2020

3 p.m. | Golden Eagle Ballrooms