Application Fee
$55
Graduate Application Fee
$55
Acceptance Rate
48%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
20%
Freshmen Enrollment
3,287
SAT Scores
985
ACT Scores
18

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 33,641 students have applied and 16,084 students have allowed to admit to California State University-Los Angeles (Acceptance rate: 47.81%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 20.44 % where 3,287 students have finally enrolled out of 16,084 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as California Baptist University and California Lutheran University, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 69.60%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 18.90%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 985 and the average ACT score is 18 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of California State University-Los Angeles is average than the schools (average score is 1,161). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
California State University-Los Angeles98518
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,13823
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in California116770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At California State University-Los Angeles, 3,163 students submitted SAT scores (96% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 985 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450540
Mathematics440540
Total8901,080
At California State University-Los Angeles, 1,101 students submitted ACT scores (33% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 18 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading1520
English1420
Mathematics1619
Total4559

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to California State University-Los Angeles. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Admission Requirements for Applying to California State University-Los Angeles
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended