Los Angeles, CA Area Scholarships
Los Angeles (i/l??s ?ænd??l?s/, /l??s ?æ???l?s/ or i/l?s ?ænd??li?z/; Spanish: [los ?a?xeles], which is written Los Ángeles, Spanish for The Angels), officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621. It has an area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.
The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 12,828,837 and nearly 18 million people respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second largest in the United States. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, while the entire Los Angeles area itself has been recognized as the most diverse of the nation's largest cities. The city's inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos.
Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.
Nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a leading world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research and has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 13th in the Global Power City Index. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area (CSA) has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production. Additionally, Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984.
Schools in and around Los Angeles, CA
University of California-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
University of Southern California
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,162 average out-state tuition; $42,162 average in-state tuition
California State University-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
Loyola Marymount University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,912 average out-state tuition; $36,912 average in-state tuition
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Private for profit; $25,469 average out-state tuition; $25,469 average in-state tuition
Mount St. Mary's College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,696 average out-state tuition; $30,696 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,860 average out-state tuition; $41,860 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Los Angeles
- Business Administration and Management
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Political Science and Government
- Fashion Merchandising
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Social Work
- English Language and Literature
- Fashion/Apparel Design
- Computer Science
- Design and Visual Communications
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric
- Mechanical Engineering