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Los Angeles Southwest College: Narrative Description


1600 West Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047-4810
Tel: (323)241-5225
Admissions: (323)241-5279
Web Site:


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 69-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $321,616. Total enrollment: 6,000. Students come from 20 states and territories, 4 other countries, 63% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/9. Notification: continuous until 9/9.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3696 full-time, $26 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time, $154 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 60,000 books, 600 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $329,727. 40 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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