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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students29,633
   Women16,500 (55.7%)
   Men13,133 (44.3%)
Graduate Students13,606


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate19% of 86,548 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineNovember 30
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA4.31
SAT Math668 average
600-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading637 average
570-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing653 average
590-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
25-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $32,289
Out-of-state: $55,167
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,753
Out-of-state: $35,631
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met83%
Average Freshman Award$23,903
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 43% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotJoe and Josephine Bruin
Sororities15% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
34.3% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
22.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students12.6% from 99 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.68 4.05 661 634 643 29
Low 1.85 1.88 200 200 200 12
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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• In 1969 UCLA was the first node on what became the Internet.

• The UCLA Philharmonia is an orchestra made up entirely of university students, including some who aren't even music majors.

• UCLA alumni and faculty are consistently involved with the Academy Awards, either as nominees or producers working behind the scenes.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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