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    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. 


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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Plastic bag floating and pile of straws near ocean shoreline

Cal State LA goes plastic-free with straws, bags for sustainability

Cal State LA has banned the use of plastic straws and bags, a major step in an ambitious initiative to become a zero-waste university.

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Cal State LA students dedicate spring break to civil rights service trip

A spring break service-learning trip to Alabama brought civil rights history to life for a group of Cal State LA students.

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Cal State LA Afro Latin Ensemble captivates with new Setenta album

The renowned Cal State LA Afro Latin Ensemble has released its second album, a vibrant compilation of beloved classics and new compositions that represent the past and future of the genre.

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Cal State LA panel brings together pioneering Latino leaders

Pioneering Latino and Latina leaders gathered at Cal State LA to discuss monumental events that helped shape the political landscape of California.

Mind Matters


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

Upcoming Events

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Commencement 2019

The Cal State LA community, family and friends will honor the outstanding achievements of our thousands of graduates. During college-based ceremonies, students walk across the stage and shake hands with President William A. Covino.


May 20-24, 2019

University Gym