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Schools & Education

Downtown LA Will Teach You Something

Whether you live or work in Downtown, take advantage of the exceptional education options, including private schools, colleges, universities, and libraries. Highlights include:

American University Preparatory School
AUP is the first international boarding school in Downtown LA.

Antioch University Downtown Los Angeles
Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.

Arizona State University California Center
Located in the historic Herald Examiner building, the ASU California Center will feature some of its top-ranked and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs with innovative transdisciplinary opportunities. 

California State University, LA – Downtown Campus
Cal State LA is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Students pursuing their masters or Ph.D. in psychology train under a range of settings and populations.

Ednovate’s South LA College Prep
A tuition-free high school in the Downtown Center dedicated to first-generation college-bound students from traditionally underserved communities.

Colburn School of Performing Arts
The Colburn School provides young people who possess a passion for music, dance, and drama access to quality instruction so they may further explore their interests and continue developing their talents.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
The influential college offering degrees in fashion, entertainment, beauty, and more.

Loyola University’s School of Law
Creating lawyers and leaders for the future through academic rigor, hands-on learning and a commitment to social justice.

Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc)
A world-renowned center of innovation and one of the nation’s few independent architecture schools.

UCLA Extension
Save yourself a drive across town and enroll in this Downtown branch of UCLA.

University of Southern California
One of the most prestigious universities in the nation is just down the street.