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Study in Los Angeles

All the information you need about studying in Los Angeles as an international student.

Why study in Los Angeles?

Located in Southern California, and with a population of nearly four million people, Los Angeles is one of the biggest and most famous cities in the US. It’s home to the US film industry in Hollywood, making it a haven for movie stars, and the rich and famous.

Away from the glamour, LA offers international students a wealth of great education options, set against a backdrop of palm lined beaches and year round sunshine. It’s not surprising that Los Angeles is a popular choice for students studying overseas.

Universities in Los Angeles

With well over 200 colleges and universities in or near LA, you’re bound to find an institution that suits you as an international student. Some of the universities in the Los Angeles area rank highly in the US, making it an attractive location to get a great education.

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How to study in Los Angeles

To be admitted into a Los Angeles university, you’ll need to meet their entry requirements. The requirements will differ between different programs and universities, but you’ll at least need to have completed secondary education.

You’ll also need to prove that your English language skills are good enough to study in LA. You can do this by taking a TOEFL iBT test, as it’s the most popular method of academic language testing in the US.

You’ll need to have the correct visa sorted before you can fully enroll at a university in Los Angeles. When you’ve been accepted onto a program and accepted your place, you should apply for your US F1 student visa.

What to study in Los Angeles

You can study programs in most subjects and areas in LA, with a particular focus on technology and science, as well as arts, modern language and English.

You can study at bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate level in Los Angeles, and no matter what program you’re interested in, you should be able to find an option that works for you.

Cost to study in Los Angeles

Tuition fees in Los Angeles vary greatly between different universities, but as an international student you could pay between $25,000 and $60,000 per year.

Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities to live in in the US, so you may need a large budget for your living costs. Rent can be as much as double the national average, so living in campus halls could be a cheaper option.

Key facts of Los Angeles

  • 73/57°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 4 million Population
  • 63 Universities
  • US Country