We are LA


Cal State LA is the premier public university in the heart of Los Angeles and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We educate students from across the region and offer more than 100 cutting-edge academic programs. 

Here our students develop skills to succeed.
As they succeed, Los Angeles thrives.

Number one in the nation for upward mobility

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Path to graduation

Academic advising can help you plan classes and set long-term goals on the way to your diploma.

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Majors and programs

Learn about our 57 undergraduate majors, 51 master’s degrees and 4 doctoral programs.

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I Serve LA

Volunteer and track your hours with the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.

student success

At Cal State LA, students come first. Throughout your time here, your professors, staff and administrators will be there to help map out your path to a timely graduation, earn your degree and launch your career or graduate education.


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New voting machines in gold and blue with a tablet display that reads 2020

Cal State LA selected as county Vote Center for 2020 primary election

Voters in Los Angeles County will be able to cast their ballots for an extended voting period at any of the new Vote Centers located across the county. The Cal State LA Vote Center will be open February 29 through Election Day on March 3.

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Cal State LA to take part in statewide Civic Action Fellowship program

​​Cal State LA has been selected by the governor's office to participate in a new statewide fellowship program that encourages student dedication to community engagement and public service.

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Golden Eagles give back on eve of NCAA Final Four soccer match

Players from the men's soccer team took time out of a busy day to put on a soccer clinic for students at a K-12 school in downtown Pittsburgh. They brought Cal State LA’s ethic of engagement and service for the public good more than 2,400 miles to the Steel City.  

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Democratic presidential candidates address Latino issues at Cal State LA

Five Democratic presidential candidates vying for the party’s nomination in 2020 appeared at Cal State LA for an intimate conversation about key issues that are important to the Latino community.

Basic Needs

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Food and Housing Security

Meeting the basic needs of students is vital for ensuring overall well-being and academic success. Learn about University resources that provide food, emergency housing and financial support.

Mind Matters


Find advice, resources, programs and events to help improve your well-being.

Upcoming Events

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Celebrating Black History and Culture

A performance by a live poetry group, a film about Toni Morrison and a talk by Angela Davis are among the opportunities available on campus to learn about and celebrate Black culture during Black History Month and beyond.