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University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
UCLA is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1919, it later became the first "branch campus" of the University of California. An internationally renowned research university, UCLA emphasizes interdisciplinary teaching and exposes undergraduates early to research opportunities with faculty. Students can take part in initiatives in the arts, stem cells, nanoscience, international studies, and the environment among other areas. The campus community is diverse and promotes creative and collaborative achievements, debate and critical inquiry, and an open and inclusive environment. UCLA's 419-acre historic campus is located in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 30,873
   Women 17,512 (56.7%)
   Men 13,361 (43.3%)
Graduate Students 14,074
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 18% of 97,121 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline November 30
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.33 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 665 average
580-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 634 average
570-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
25-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $32,390
Out-of-state: $59,072
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,409
Out-of-state: $40,091
  Room and Board $15,069
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $24,345
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,931
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes
Los Angeles Population 3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Joe and Josephine Bruin
Sororities 15% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
32.5% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
24.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.7% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students 11.9% from 116 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 73.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported