California State University, Los Angeles: Narrative Description

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5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8530
Tel: (323)343-3000
Admissions: (323)343-3940
Fax: (323)343-2670
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 173-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 20,637. Faculty: 1,062 (612 full-time, 450 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 12,198 applied, 54% were admitted. 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 48% Hispanic, 8% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 34% 25 or older. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; home economics/vocational home economics; protective services/public administration. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $226 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3034 full-time, $658.75 per term part-time. College room only: $3338.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 130 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Society of Hispanic, Engineering and Science Students, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, Sigma Delta PI, Asian Unified, Society of Automotive Engineers. Major annual events: Haunted Union, Mardi Gras, Spring Student Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 996 college housing spaces available; 850 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. John F. Kennedy Memorial Library with 1.7 million books, 1.1 million microform titles, 2,724 serials, 1,163 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Los Angeles.

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