California State University, Los Angeles

www.calstatela.edu

About the institution

Cal State L.A. has been a dynamic force in the education of students, setting a record of outstanding academic achievement for more than 50 years within the California State University system and beyond. Here, students, taught by nationally and internationally-recognized scholars in their fields, have gone on to become the nation’s legislators, technicians, educators, artists, writers, engineers, healthcare providers, leaders in business and industry, entertainers, athletes and scientists.

Student demographics

Headcount by Class

Freshman ……………………………. 5,512 22.5%

Sophomore …………………………. 2,580 10.5%

Junior …………………………………. 4,774 19.5%

Senior …………………………………. 7,802 31.9%

Grad/Postbaccalaureate ………. 3,820 15.6%

Female: 14,269

Male: 10,219

International Students by Country

India …………………………………………………… 478

China ………………………………………………….. 203

Saudi Arabia ……………………………………….. 110

South Korea ………………………………………….. 34

Japan …………………………………………………… 22

Other ………………………………………………….. 254

Total …………………………………………………. 1,101

ESL program and/or support services

The English Language Program (ELP) at Cal State L.A. helps to develop the English language skills of students whose native language is not English and to prepare them for entrance and success at the college and university level.

General Information:

  • 18 hours per week of instruction
  • Start 10 week sessions in January, April, June and September
 Student Housing options

Homestay, on-campus housing, private home/apartment rentals

http://www.calstatela.edu/international/housing

 

 

Application deadlines

University deadlines:

Fall Quarter (starts in late September)-March 31; Winter Quarter (starts in January)-June 30; Spring Quarter (starts in end of March)-August 31

 

Graduate applications must also meet departmental application deadlines.

 

Admission requirements for first year and transfer students

English Language Program

Must be over 18 and submit documentation of financial support to support immigration application.

 

Undergraduate (first-year university student)

  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for secondary education graduates
  • TOEFL score of 61 ibt, 5.5 IELTS or 44 PTE, or
  • Attended a high school in the U.S. for three years or more, or has attended a school where English is the language of instruction for three or more years, an English language exam may not be required. A statement verifying English as the medium of instruction will be required from the institution.

 

Undergraduate Transfer (more than 60 transferrable semester units)

  • A GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate transfer studies
  • TOEFL score of 61 ibt, 5.5 IELTS or 44 PTE; or
    • Completion of a California Community College English Composition course with a grade of ‘C’ or better
    • Attended a college or university in the U.S. for three years or more, or has attended a school where English is the language of instruction for three or more years, an English language exam may not be required. A statement verifying English as the medium of instruction will be required from the institution.

 

Graduates

  • Completion of a valid four-year undergraduate degree
  • A GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for graduate admissions (some departments may require a higher GPA)
  • TOEFL score of 80 ibt, 6.0 IELTS or 53 PTE

http://www.calstatela.edu/international/admission-information

 

International Student visas issued

F-1 and J-1

 

Cost of attendance and financial assistance

Please click here for the current tuition fees:

 

http://www.calstatela.edu/international/forms-and-handouts

 

ELP: http://www.calstatela.edu/elp