East Los Angeles College


East Los Angeles College

East Los Angeles College


East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is a diversified two-year public community college and is the largest of its kind within the public community college in Los Angeles. After graduating, many students go straight to elite schools like California State University or UCLA, UCSD, UC Berkeley, and almost 100% are transferred to the University of California.

The school is located in downtown Monterey Park, 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles near Chinatown. It houses an educational center, computer rooms, a bookstore, restaurants, library, and the famous Daya Da Vinci Art Museum, which accommodates up to 20,000 people outdoor (formerly 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games venues), auditorium theater with 1,500 seat indoor swimming pool and 16 tennis courts and so on. The school has an honors program and recognized by 9 different California and Washington State schools upon completion.

The Basics

SettingMonterey Park
School TypeUSA Community College
TuitionApprox. US$11,600
School Website https://www.elac.edu/
StateCalifornia (CA)
Nearest CityMonterey Park
Year Founded1945
Admission RequirementCompletion of Secondary 6
Academic CalendarSpring/Fall
Level OfferedAssociates, University Transfer Program
Enrollmentapproximates in 35,000
International Students
Student-Teacher Ratio
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Student transfer records:

University of California: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Irvine, Santa Cruz, Riverside,

California State University: Fullerton, Long Beach

Other California Universities: San Diego State University, San Francisco State University

Campus facilities

Campus safety: 24-hour emergency equipment and patrolling, late night traffic / escort services

Student Services: Clinic


ELAC students read up to 50 different majors in Arts and Sciences.

School life profile

ELAC Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Soccer, Football, American Football, Swimming, Diving, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

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School area

ELAC is only 10 minutes drive from the city center of Los Angeles, dry weather, abundant sunshine throughout the year, the temperature difference is larger. The average winter temperature is 10 to 16 degrees Celsius. Summer average temperature of 15 to 22 degrees Celsius.