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CSULA Upward Bound (Los Angeles)

Program Description

The Upward Bound programs are designed to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond secondary school.

The Upward Bound program strives to instill the importance and value of postsecondary education in its participants through a rigorous academic program and caring staff. Our goal is to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in secondary education and beyond.

Success Stories

My Experience at CSU Long Beach has been great. While living in the dorms my freshman year I met so many wonderful people. I have had so much support and counseling along the way through being a part of the EOP Program. The counselors helped me pick out most of my classes and made sure tutoring was available when I needed it. Most of the professors I have had are interested in seeing you succeed and pass their class while also enjoying it! The professors interact with students and strive to make the lectures bearable, and I find myself listening and learning! If you pick CSULB as a school you will hopefully surprise yourself with your ability to listen and understand and maybe even enjoy the class. I am majoring in Philosophy and I have a minor in English, and plan to go into law after I receive my Bachelors Degree. I am also a student assistant in the philosophy department and I get a chance to meet and work with many of my Philosophy Professors. The campus has a lot of resources and there are a ton of on campus organizations and a lot of opportunities to meet people and have fun. - Darleshia Towns

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 325
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California State University-Los Angeles
  • California State University-Northridge
  • Colgate University
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of California-Merced
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Francisco

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 89%