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University of California - Los Angeles Overview

Located in Los Angeles, California, University of California - Los Angeles is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of California - Los Angeles Known For?

30,458 Full-Time Undergraduates
$14,171 Avg Cost After Aid
16% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UCLA have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest degree offered at UCLA is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UCLA with a bachelor's degree make about $60,700 a year. That's 49% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average UCLA student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

University of California - Los Angeles Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UCLA is ranked #65 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 116 colleges in California, it is ranked at #8.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UCLA has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UCLA

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 15
Best Colleges 65
Best Colleges for Diversity 110
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 173
Best Colleges for Veterans 456
Best Colleges for the Money 597

Where Is University of California - Los Angeles?

Location of University of California - Los Angeles

Contact details for UCLA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
Phone: 310-825-4321
Website: www.ucla.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uclabruins
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ucla

How Do I Get Into UCLA?

You can apply to UCLA online at: admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html

Admission Requirements for UCLA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCLA?

16% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
76% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to UCLA, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 16%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 15%, and the acceptance rate for women is 17%.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to UCLA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 600 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 620 to 710 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 600 to 740 )
200
800
UCLA received ACT scores from 62% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 28 and 35. Math scores were between 27 and 34. Composite scores were between 29 and 34.

ACT English Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 28 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 27 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 29 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of California - Los Angeles?

$14,171 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCLA is $14,171. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCLA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,636 $9,619 $12,786 $19,323 $28,665

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCLA, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,352 a year. That adds up to $25,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCLA is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of California - Los Angeles Undergraduate Student Diversity

30,458 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,002 undergraduate students at UCLA, with 30,458 being full-time and 544 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UCLA

There are also 13,025 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 30,458 full-time undergraduates at UCLA, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UCLA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of California - Los Angeles students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UCLA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8,562
Black or African American 1,038
Hispanic or Latino 6,801
White 8,083
International Students 3,599
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,375

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at University of California - Los Angeles. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 128 countries are represented at UCLA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at University of California - Los Angeles

338 Took All Classes Online
2,626 Took At Least One Class Online
15.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,626 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCLA has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 131st most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UCLA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of California - Los Angeles was 15.9%. This is the #1,039 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCLA regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UCLA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCLA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCLA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Engineering #9
Engineering #37

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of California - Los Angeles Majors

In 2017-2018, University of California - Los Angeles awarded 18,138 undergraduate degrees and 9,682 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 12 3
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 43 18 3
Anthropology 0 244 2 8
Applied Mathematics 0 328 0 0
Archeology 0 0 1 6
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 141 0
Area Studies 0 107 20 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 12 4 5
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 9 5 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 212 19 40
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 17 29 13
Biomedical Engineering 0 70 19 20
Business Administration & Management 0 0 829 9
Business/Managerial Economics 0 197 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 200 0 2
Chemical Engineering 0 86 9 17
Chemistry 0 56 38 42
Child Development & Psychology 0 366 0 0
Civil Engineering 0 64 95 13
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 14 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 3 4
Cognitive Science 0 93 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 55 3 0
Computer Science 0 242 157 24
Dance 0 19 3 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 95
Design & Applied Arts 0 51 11 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 81 18 0
East Asian Languages 0 53 0 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 30 5 16
Economics 0 683 78 18
Educational Administration 0 0 0 23
Electrical Engineering 0 148 228 39
Ethnic Studies 0 299 21 7
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 30 103 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 130 20 6
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 17 0 7
General Architecture 0 24 1 2
General Biology 0 472 16 8
General Education 0 0 206 36
General Engineering 0 0 42 0
General English Literature 0 280 5 9
General Psychology 0 635 33 29
Genetics 0 0 0 2
Geography & Cartography 0 138 6 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 23 15 9
Geoscience Engineering 0 3 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 6 0 2
History 0 332 9 17
Human Biology 0 104 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 7
International Studies 0 40 0 0
Law 0 0 0 317
Legal Research 0 0 194 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 180 11 13
Literature 0 25 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 125 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 4 0
Materials Engineering 0 20 39 23
Materials Sciences 0 14 0 0
Mathematics 0 143 24 24
Mechanical Engineering 0 154 106 18
Medical Science 0 0 2 0
Medicine 0 0 0 162
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 125 0 3
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 9 7 3
Music 0 57 24 15
Natural Resources Conservation 0 75 0 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 139 0 11
Nursing 0 44 183 8
Other Engineering 0 0 1 0
[Other Library & Archives Assisting](/colleges/university-of-california-los-angeles/Library Science/Other Library & Archives Assisting/) 0 0 52 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 212 4 6
Other Social Sciences 0 0 21 0
Other Visual Art 0 1 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 11
Philosophy 0 126 4 4
Physics 0 60 22 22
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 109 12 17
Political Science & Government 0 647 5 13
Public Health 0 0 173 28
Public Policy 0 0 64 0
Religious Studies 0 11 0 1
Romance Languages 0 71 4 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 2 0 2
Social Work 0 0 102 6
Sociology 0 658 14 13
Special Education 0 0 0 2
Statistics 0 164 38 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 7 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 75 3
Total 0 18,138 7,068 2,614

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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