Opening in 1947 due to a legislature act, CSULA was once known as Los Angeles State College and had its first graduating class in 1948. Renamed to California State College at Los Angeles in 1964, CSULA became part of the California State College system in the same year. CSULA’s official and current name was established in 1972. CSULA is recognized nationally for its outstanding academic programs, especially in nursing, engineering and business, and excellent community service.
According to CSULA’s mission statement, the university is committed to preparing students for success in both studies and career paths along with celebrating the diversity among students. CSULA is also committed to providing high-quality education to help all students achieve academic excellence.
Students who wish to live on campus must fill out an application to be considered for housing. CSULA offers housing space for rent off campus as well, including options near the campus.
CSULA is a 4-year university that offers a bachelor’s degree program and eight colleges with numerous disciplines. Some colleges within the university that students can enter include College of Arts, College of Health and Human Services and Charter College of Education. There is also a CSULA Honors College for students who would like more challenging college courses and gain more advanced degrees in graduate or professional degree programs. CSULA also offers a master’s degree program for students who wish to continue their education. Graduate programs are offered in all of CSULA’s colleges in more than 50 disciplines.
CSULA is the home of the Golden Eagles and offers a wide variety of sports for both men and women including:
– Track and field
Students who are interested in joining a sports team can visit the CSULA Athletics website for more information.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition is $17,494 for residential students and $29,152 for non-residential students. However, tuition and school fees can vary depending on course level, credit load and room-and-boarding charges. Financial aid is available at CSULA for students who are qualified. The various financial aids that CSULA offer include CSULA scholarships, off-campus scholarships, CSULA Federal Credit Union for loans and Pell Grant. CSULA also offers an installment payment plan for tuition expenses.
CSULA has been accredited by accredited by the Western Association of Cchools and Colleges since 1954. The school’s professional degree programs, such as art and nursing, also have legitimate accreditation.
California residents who apply to CSULA must fill the high school course requirements and have a C grade or better in all these courses, a high school diploma as proof of high school graduation, a high school transcript, a 3.0 GPA or higher and SAT or ACT scores. Non-residential students have the same admission requirements as California students; however, the GPA needs to be at least 3.61 or higher for non-residential students to be considered. All students, from undergraduate to international, can submit their applications online.