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California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of Los Angeles, just five miles from the city’s civic and cultural center. Home to more than 20,000 students and 230,000 alumni with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds, the University reflects the city’s dynamic mix of populations.

Exploring Academics
Eight colleges, including the Honors College and the College of Professional and Global Education, offer nationally recognized academic programs led by an award-winning faculty.

College of Arts & Letters

College of Business & Economics

Charter College of Education

College of Engineering, Computer Science & Technology

College of Health & Human Services

College of Natural & Social Sciences

College of Professional and Global Education

Honors College

University Library

Honors College


The Honors College

A life-changing academic experience

The Honors College at Cal State LA offers the resources of a major public university combined with the best features of a liberal arts college. Exceptional faculty and interdisciplinary courses foster the intellectual curiosity of all students and provide a rigorous preparation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees.



Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities


Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

At the heart of Cal State L.A.'s mission is the synthesis of teaching and research. Students of all levels are encouraged to engage in innovative and original scholarship projects led by faculty or work on independent projects under faculty mentorship.

Research opportunities at Cal State L.A. connect classroom learning and intellectual interests with a deeper pursuit of knowledge that translates to meaningful contributions to both the academic and general community.


Student Engagement


Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good

The new Center for Engagement, Service and the Public Good includes Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC) and the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement. EPIC is committed to community service through off-campus volunteer opportunities and on-campus service projects. The office of service learning provides support to faculty, students and community partners to facilitate project-based learning that links academic teaching, civic learning, and community engagement.

The center is also overseeing the “GO East LA” project, a collaboration that began with East Los Angeles College and the Los Angeles Unified School District.




Semester Conversion


Quarter To Semester

California State University, Los Angeles will be fully converted from a quarter system of three quarters per academic year (10 week of educational instruction per term). To a semester system of two semesters per academic year (15 weeks of educational instruction per term) beginning Fall semester 2016.

The Office of Semester Conversion is dedicated to facilitating the Quarter to Semester (Q2S) conversion smoothly and effectively while providing extensive communicaton to engage and inform our Cal State L.A. community, prospective students, new students, and various Cal State L.A. stakeholders.