Incoming Students

Welcome Prospective Student!

California State University, Los Angeles, also known as Cal State LA, offers students a beautiful 70-acre hilltop campus close to Los Angeles' civic and cultural centers, and within driving distance to Hollywood (the entertainment capital of the world), as well as the Pacific Ocean, and major attractions like the Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Beverly Hills – all conveniently accessible by car, bus and rail. 

Cal State LA is a distinguished comprehensive urban university with a long history of commitment to access and excellence. The University has been a leader in providing high-quality higher education since 1947 and now counts more than 210,000 as alumni. Cal State LA's six colleges offer more than 60 nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and the humanities. U.S News and World Report has ranked Cal State LA's Business and Engineering undergraduate programs, respectively, among the nation’s best programs for study; while Washington Monthly in 2014 ranked Cal State LA seventh as "Best University for a Masters Degree."

Whether you are looking to study for a summer, a few weeks, a year or want to earn your degree in Los Angeles, Cal State LA's College of Professional and Global Education has many different study options for you!