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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Mark Sikand speaks into microphone at lectern with Cal State LA badge next to a Sikand SITI Center banner

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

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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Pat Brown Institute releases poll of Jewish voters in L.A.

The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA released a poll of L.A. County Jewish voters, offering key insights on topics including President Donald Trump and concern over rising anti-Semitism.

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Cal State LA ascends in U.S. News & World Report rankings

In the past six years, Cal State LA has risen 65 spots among top regional universities in the West in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

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Cal State LA English major receives CSU Trustees’ Award

Isidro Sesmas II was one of 23 students statewide to receive the top academic achievement award in the California State University system this year.

Mind Matters


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

Upcoming Events

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EOP Student Art Exhibit

The Cal State LA Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition featuring artwork by EOP students.


On display through December 20, 2019

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