Cal State LA Admissions

The application fee is $55 for applying undergraduate school and $55 for graduate school at California State University-Los Angeles. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$55
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 47.81% and yield is 20.44%. 13,883 men and 19,758 women applied to Cal State LA and 6,229 men and 9,855 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,411 men and 1,876 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 47.81%44.87%49.88%
Yield 20.44%22.65%19.04%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 3,163 students (96% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,101 students (33%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 540 and 25th percentile is 450. The SAT Math score is 540 (75th) and 440 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 20 (75th percentile) and 15 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450540
SAT Math440540
ACT Composite1520
ACT Math1619
ACT English1420
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at California State University-Los Angeles are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,080, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

Cal State LA requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. Next table summarizes California State University-Los Angeles application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Cal State LA online application page .
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Cal State LA Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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