Pacific States University: Narrative Description

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1516 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Tel: (323)731-2383; 888-200-0383
Fax: (323)731-7276
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 99. Faculty: 16 (4 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 55 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 34 students, 24% women, 76% men. 10% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 100% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 100% 25 or older. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences. ESL program, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/21. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $8400 full-time, $195 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: patrols by trained security personnel during campus hours. College housing not available. University Library plus 1 other with 15,000 books, 108 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $15,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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