The California State University – is one of the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse university systems in the United States.
The California State University is a public university system in California. With 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers enrolling 485,550 students with 55,909 faculty and staff, CSU is the largest four-year public university system in the United States.
Founded : 1857
Headquarter : Long Beach, California
Subsidiaries : California State University, Bakersfield
California State University Channel Islands*
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
Humboldt State University
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University Maritime Academy *
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona**
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San José State University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo**
California State University San Marcos*
Sonoma State University
California State University, Stanislaus
About California State University LA
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.
Situated in Los Angeles, the university’s campus has a world-class infrastructure that offers a number of facilities to the students. It provides students with many academic facilities like John F. Kennedy Memorial Library stocked with a huge collection of books and archives, Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery, the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, a conference center and a bookstore. The university also offers excellent dining, parking, transportation and printing services. Apart from these general and academic amenities, the campus provides students with athletics and sports facilities such as basketball and volleyball courts, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for track and field, and soccer teams, Reeder Field to play baseball and a tennis court.
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. The university’s Career Development Centre supports the students throughout their journey from choosing a program to applying for a job.
The university has over 2,50,000 alumni including numerous distinguished people. Leana Wen is an author and a physician, Sam Elliott is a popular actor, Billie Jean King is a professional tennis player who has won 39 Grand Slam titles. Rosario Marin served as the United States’ 41st treasurer. Samuel Durrance is a scientist who went on two NASA Space Shuttle missions.