About California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, Los Angeles is organized into six colleges that house nearly 50 academic departments and divisions. Over 19,000 students are engaged in undergraduate and graduate study; teaching, service, and specialist credentials programs; and certificate programs and other professional advancement programs. The University's primary service area surrounds downtown Los Angeles, a metropolitan center whose national and international significance is enhanced by its location on the Pacific Rim. The University's proximity to civic, cultural, and economic centers fosters strong relationships with community, business, and political institutions. Cal State L.A. is a metropolitan university with a suburban feel. The academic character of the University is reflected in the contemporary design of its buildings. The campus offers a spacious, open atmosphere created by landscaped plazas and courtyards integrated with contemporary concrete, brick, and glass buildings. Cal State L.A. is committed to scholarly inquiry and academic excellence. This commitment underlies strong educational programs as well as research, scholarship, and community service. The University’s academic excellence derives from a qualified faculty and support staff. They are the keystone of the institution. With their help, the University: offers small classes, ensuring close interaction between faculty and students; supports new technologies to enhance and enrich the educational process; promotes respect for racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity; and provides support services to help students succeed. Ultimately, students receive a balanced educational experience including co-curricular activities such as student organizations, campus residence life, artistic events, multicultural events, intercollegiate athletics, and intramural activities. Overall, Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses that make up the California State University (CSU) system. Although each campus has its own academic character, all campuses offer a broad liberal education. The CSU system offers over 200 degree and certificate programs. Many of the programs allow students to complete upper division and graduate requirements by part-time, late afternoon, and evening study. In addition, a variety of teaching and credential programs are available. CSU enrollments in 2000 exceeded 370,000 students who were taught by more than 20,000 faculty. In the same year the system awarded more than half of the bachelor's degrees and over 30 percent of the master's degrees in California. Since 1960, some two million students have graduated from CSU campuses.


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