California State University, Los Angeles, was founded as Los Angeles State College in 1947 through an Act of the California legislature. Also known as Cal State LA, the university started operating on the L.A. City College campus. The college was renamed as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts & Sciences in September 1949 and as California State College at Los Angeles in January 1964. The college received university status and was given its present name in 1972. At present, the university holds the accreditation of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is also affiliated to the California State University System.
The university consists of eight colleges that offer 57 undergraduate majors, 51 master’s degree programs and 4 doctoral programs in various fields like accounts, arts, business, sciences, engineering, communication, computer science, nursing, philosophy, economics etc. It has 26,000 students including more than 1800 foreign students and a team of 1,700 qualified faculty members. Students can take part in more than 130 clubs and organizations.
Areas – 175 Acres
Number of campuses – 1