Living in L.A.

Explore history, culture & nature — all in a vibrant, urban setting. A world leader in aerospace, entertainment, fashion, technology, telecommunications, biomedicine and trade, Los Angeles county boasts the 21st largest economy in the world. It is a trendsetter for fashion and pop culture, and offers students prime internship and service learning opportunities.

Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, offering a vast range of entertainment, cultural and recreational options. You can bike along a sunny beach path in the morning, visit a world-class museum in the afternoon and take in a movie or concert at night. We have the perfect mix of local and global, with vibrant ethnic neighborhoods to explore and a constant influx of top performers from around the world.

The region’s diverse terrain bathes residents in an ideal climate and makes possible a wide array of outdoor activities. No urban area in the country is as densely populated yet has so much open space, from the miles of sun-drenched beaches to the horse-riding trails and famous Observatory of Griffith Park.

Just three miles from campus is the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, an area enlivened by a sophisticated arts scene, numerous entertainment venues and world cuisine.

Students can also explore the cultural and historical offerings just across the street in Exposition Park, including the Natural History Museum, the California Science Center —which now houses the space shuttle Endeavour— and an IMAX movie theatre.