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Student Profile

Total undergraduates:10,141 men, 13,918 women, 24,059 total
Full-time undergraduates:8,286 men, 11,736 women, 20,022 total
Part-time undergraduates:1,855 men, 2,182 women, 4,037 total
Total graduate students:1,517 men, 2,251 women, 3,768 total
Full-time graduate students:729 men, 1,302 women, 2,031 total
Part-time graduate students:​788 men, 949 women, 1,737 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:22
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 12.2% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 3.7% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 72.3% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 1.8% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.7% Nonresident Alien 
  • 1.4% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 15.2% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 4.2% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 62.6% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.1% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 1.9% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.8% Nonresident Alien 
  • 2.8% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:175 acres
City or town school is located in:Lo​s Angeles
Population of city/town:3,971,883
Locations of branch/satellite campuses:Downtown Los Angeles.
Online campus map:​

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing​:yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms
  • special housing for disabled students
  • special housing for international students
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:12%
Percent of students who live in school housing:4%
Percent of students who live off campus:96%
Student conduct policies:class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:no

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no
Every student is required to take a computer course​:no
Computer equipment is provided in:library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students:1500
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:NASA Space Lab, Fine Arts Gallery, State Playhouse, Luckman Gallery and Theatre, Music Hall, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (crime lab), Television Film & Media Center.

Assistance Services

Remedial learning se​rvices:reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care
Counseling services:minority student, veteran student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological
Career placement services:co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training, Online job search.
Services for students with disabilities:note-taking services, tape recorders, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, adaptive equipment, braille services, Test accommodations.
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:mostly

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:10
Percent of men who join fraternities:2%
Number of social sororities on campus:13
Percent of women who join sororities:3%
Student activities:student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s):University Times
Number of honor societies:13
Total number of registered organizations:130
Campus-based religious organizations:International Youth Fellowship, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Mind Above Ministries, Muslim Student Association, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Minority student organizations:Armenian Student Association, Black Student Union, Hermanas Unidas, Hermanos Unidos, KALAHI Filipino American Organization, Korean Student Association, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, RAZA Unida, Vietnamese Student Association
International stude​nt organizations:Armenian, Indian, and Vietnamese Student Associations
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:Ballroom and salsa dancing; Greek Council, Delta of California, Evidence Aestheticos, Graphic Artists Union of Golden Eagles, Hip Hop Congress, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Youth Fellowship, InterVarsity Deep, Master of Social Work Student Organization, Model UN, Order of Omega, Physician Assistants' Assistance Program, Queer Connection, Mini Baja, , Student and Educators to Stop the War, Students United to Reach Goals in Education, Summer Bridge Student Council, Amnesty International; Better Education, Information Management, Student Social Workers, English Graduate Student, Fashion Design Students, American Medical Student, Industrial Technology, Speech Language/Hearing, Pre-Pharmacy, Professionals in Human Resources, Student Alumni, Urban Learning Teachers, Applied Gerontology, and Student Nutrition Associations; Economic/Business, Environmental Hydrogeological, Nightingale Nursing, Civil Engineers, Automotive Engineers, Women Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, TESOL, Anthropological, and Artistic Societies; chemistry/biochemistry, criminal justice, general education Honors program, geology, international film, mock trial, PALS, and philosophy clubs


School has an athletic program:yes
Athletic director:
Dr. Daryl Gross,
Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Director of women's athletics:
Sheila Hudson,
Senior Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics/SWA/Compliance
School colors:Black and gold
School mascot:Golden Eagles
Athletic conference memberships:California Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Sports offeredScholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballnoNCAA Div. II
Men's basketballnoNCAA Div. II
Men's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. II
Men's soccernoNCAA Div. II
Men's track and field (outdoor)noNCAA Div. II
Women's basketballnoNCAA Div. II
Women's cross-countryn​​oNCAA Div. II
Women's soccernoNCAA Div. II
Women's tennisnoNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (indoor)noNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (outdoor)noNCAA Div. II
Women's volleyballnoNCAA Div. II
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate
Athletic facilities:baseball field, gymnasium, swimming pool, weight room, basketball and tennis courts

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:yes
Nearest international airport​:Los Angeles (23 miles)
Nearest other airport:Burbank (17 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Los Angeles (4 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Los Angeles (near campus)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:yes
Off-campus employment ​opportunities for undergraduates are:good
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no

After Graduation

Percent of graduates who pursue further study:19% immediately, 20% within one year of graduation
List of most prominent
  • James A. Bell '97, current CFO and former interim CEO/President, Boeing Company
  • Alan J. Fohrer '81, CEO, Southern California Edison Company