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CSU Los Angeles

CSU Los Angeles
CSU Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Official telephone: (323) 343-3000
Fax number: (323) 343-2670

Website: www.calstatela.edu

Admissions

Screen last updated on: January 27, 2016

The admissions information below is valid for the 2015 academic year.

CSU Los Angeles

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Chuck Mancillas,
Interim Registrar
Contacting the office:
323 343-3901
323 343-3888 (fax)
admission@calstatela.edu

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
yes
Final filing date for fall:
November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:
yes
Application fee:
$55
Can the application fee be waived?
yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?
no
Is the Common Application form accepted?
no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:
no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum grade of "C" in listed secondary school units required; minimum eligibility index of 2900 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3502 for SAT Reasoning (822 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
required
Campus visit is:
neither required nor recommended
Interview is:
required of some
Off-campus interview:
not available
Standardized test requirements:
SAT or ACT required of some, SAT Subject Test considered if submitted
School's test preference:
no preference
SAT II tests are:
required/recommended of applicants submitting SAT or ACT
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
placement
Dates test scores should be received:
July 15 for SAT/ACT, July 15 for SAT Subject Test
High school units required or recommended:
English:
4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language:
2 required, 2 recommended
History:
1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:
2 required, 2 recommended
Math:
3 required, 3 recommended
Science:
2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies:
1 required, 1 recommended
Academic electives:
1 required, 1 recommended
Other:
1 required, 1 recommended
Total:
15 required, 15 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:
EOP
School has formalized early decision program:
no
School has early action program:
no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:
no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind:
yes
Average secondary school GPA:
3.21
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
98%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank:
93%
ACT writing middle 50% range:
7 - 8
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
15 - 20
Test taken by majority of applicants:
SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
94%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:
34%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission:
by November 1
Acceptance of admission:
no set date

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
31,011
Number of applicants offered admission:
18,939 (61%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
3,230 (17%)
School has a waiting list policy:
no
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:
1%
Tuition deposit amount:
$100, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount:
$100
Admission may be deferred:
no


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