California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA or CSULA) is a public comprehensive university, part of the 23 campus California State University (CSU) system. The campus is located in the eastern region of Los Angeles, California, United States, in the University Hills district, facing the San Gabriel Mountains, at the center of Los Angeles metropolitan area just five miles (8 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles.
CSULA offers 129 types of Bachelor’s degrees, 112 different Master’s degrees, 3 Doctoral degrees including a Ph.D. in special education, Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and 22 teaching credentials.
The Charter College of Education has awarded more teaching credentials in the state of California than any other public institution, and includes an innovative baccalaureate degree program in Urban Learning designed to train teachers for the specific demands of urban schools. CSULA also has the nation’s largest early/pre-teen collegiate program, and one of the few and the longest-operating graduate Criminal Justice and Criminalistics program west of the Mississippi river. The Television, Film, and Media Studies program is one of the foremost film schools in the CSU system, coordinating film and TV production experiences with the neighboring Hollywood film industry by the Cal State LA Studios.
The college of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) was funded by NASA to advance aerospace technology and space research. Cal State L.A.’s NASA University Research Center is only one of its kind in the state of California. The objective of the program is to design and build a segmented reflector test-bed.
The Golden Eagles are member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and compete on the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The university fields eleven intercollegiate teams for men or women in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, indoor track, and outdoor track and field.
Only minutes from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center, Cal State L.A. is at the intersection of two major freeways, making it simple to get to and from the vast resource that is Los Angeles—mountains, beaches, museums, cultural centers, major sports and concert venues, and the “entertainment capital of the world.”
Los Angeles is a major city in California’s Southern California region, approximately 342 miles south of San Francisco. With a population of 3,792,621 as of 2010, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the most populous city in California. Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, celebrity culture, traffic, and the film and television industry.
There is an endless number of things to do, see, and explore in LA. Check out their tourism website for more information.
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