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Pacific States University
Pacific States University 3450 Wilshire Blvd. 5th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010 Phone: (323) 731-2383
  • General Information
    About Pacific States University

    Pacific States University has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1928 as an independent private institution, it has provided a comprehensive education in the fields of business, and computer science to more than 10,000 graduates. Located in Los Angeles it offers classroom and field-based learning opportunities designed to prepare students for preparation in their professional fields of choice. The student body, drawn from the United States and some 40 other countries, works together with a distinguished faculty, many of whom have international origins. Facilities include modern classrooms, computer laboratories with Internet access, and an extensive collection in the University Library which houses more than 15,000 volumes and subscribes to over 50 periodical, and professional journals. It provides a variety of computer services through its Internet terminals. Students have direct access to MELVYL, which is the online catalog network for the campuses of the University of California. Several other university libraries, as well as the Los Angeles Public Library, which is a major research facility make their materials available to students. PSU programs are uniquely suited for overseas students who can complete their degrees at a pace that fits their careers and personal schedules. Classes are offered during the day, in the evenings, and on Saturdays. Many students accelerate their course work by taking advantage of the summer quarter. Undergraduate students may complete their programs in three years if they enroll four quarters per year on a full-time basis. Graduate students may complete their degrees in one year or less if they have met prerequisite requirements. The academic year has four eleven-week quarters. As a multi-purpose professional institution all the key ingredients for student success are in its programs: * Small classes * Experienced and well-educated faculty * Available computer laboratories with Internet access * Extensive collections through the University Library * Location in a major metropolitan area with global markets * Stimulating study exchanges with students from a multi-cultural background Students will enjoy Southern California's yearlong outdoor living climate, remarkable especially for its sun-drenched winters. Oceans, mountains, and deserts supply a background of endless beauty in which to work, study, and play. A multi-cultural population lives, works, and dreams in the City of the Angels surrounded by smaller cities, suburbia, and rural California. Entertainment opportunities abound: many professional and collegiate sports teams, amusement parks like Disneyland, zoos with fabulous exhibits, a host of museums, many theaters and movie houses, symphony orchestras, opera companies and all kinds of contemporary music groups. Pacific States University has 3 broad objectives designed to support its professional mission based on the development of critical thinking and the imparting of values to foster life-long learning. * Globalization of Education. PSU educates and trains not only American students but students from all over the world and aspires to provide them with the attitudes and skills necessary to function within the diverse cultural, religious, and social parameters of the world's "Global Village." * Values Education. PSU inculcates in its students a philosophy of life that helps nurture an entrepreneurial spirit, genuine concern for the community and environment, and a sensitivity to the values in the American way of life. * Professionalism. PSU provides students with the necessary communication skills for careers in business and technology through its strong emphasis on the mastery of English , the language of international business.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Credit for life experiences.
    • The acceptance of transfer credits are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 50%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 342
    Native American 0
    Asian 17
    African American 1
    Hispanic 0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 46
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 184

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