California State University, Los Angeles (also known as Cal State L.A., CSULA, or CSLA) is a public comprehensive university, part of the California State University (CSU) system. The campus is located in the eastern region of Los Angeles, California, United States, in the University Hills district, facing the San Gabriel Mountains, at the center of Los Angeles metropolitan area just five miles (8 km) from Los Angeles civic and cultural center. It is located next to two major interstate highways: Interstate 10 and Interstate 710.
Cal State L.A. has one of the lowest tuition fees, even though quarterly fees have nearly doubled since the 2001-02 academic year. Tuition and fees for in-state is $4,851 and $13,779 for out-of-state with a student:Faculty ratio 22:1. Classes are scheduled weekdays from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and on Saturdays.
CSU Los Angeles has repeatedly been named by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the nation’s top 100 undergraduate business schools. U.S. News & World Report also rates the engineering program in its America’s best colleges issue among the nation’s best undergraduate programs for more than a decade. Cal State L.A. is the only highly ranked public undergraduate (master’s-awarding) university in the greater Los Angeles area. The 2008 issue ranked Cal State L.A.’s engineering program 34th. Cal state L.A. is one of only six CSU programs in the top ranked tier of engineering programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
he CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
Registration Fee (All students must pay this fee)
|Registration fee||Undergraduate||Graduate/ 2nd
|0-6 units||$ 1,024.80||$ 1,214.80||$ 1,156.80|
|6.1 units or more||$ 1,616.80||$ 1,944.80||$ 1,944.8|