Cal State Los Angeles (CSULA) - General Information

Apartments near Cal State LA

Founded in 1947, Cal State Los Angeles is located in East Los Angeles and has a student population of over 27,000. The 175-acre campus is located on the site of one of California’s original Adobe houses that was built in 1776. CSULA is unique in that it participates in the Early Entrance Program, which allows advanced students enroll beginning at 11 years old.


Home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, CSULA is a Hispanic-serving institution home to a large population (over 50%) of Hispanic students. The school’s academic departments are broken up into eight colleges, including computer science, education, arts, and social services. CSULA’s acceptance rate is around 60% with an average composite SAT score of 880 (out of 1600).

On-Campus Housing

Cal State LA has three types of dorm settings in addition to on-campus apartments for upperclass and graduate students.

The dorm layouts include:

  • Single: One person per room in an apartment with two or four bedrooms and a furnished living room, kitchen, and dining room
  • Double: Two people per room with the same amenities as a single layout
  • Triple: Three people in a two or four bedroom apartment with furnished living room, kitchen, and dining room

On-campus apartment layouts include:

  • Single: one person per room in a two-bedroom apartment with a living room
  • Suite Single: one person per room in a three-bedroom apartment with no living room
  • Double: two people in a one-bedroom apartment without living room

Benefits for living on campus include its proximity to campus and its convenience.