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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 TypePublic
Undergraduate Students28,674
   Women15,849 (55.3%)
   Men12,825 (44.7%)
Graduate Students13,516


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate20% of 80,552 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 GPA4.29
SAT Math667 average
600-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading628 average
570-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing646 average
580-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
25-33 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $33,325
Out-of-state: $56,203
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,029
Out-of-state: $35,907
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met84%
Average Freshman Award$24,284
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: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes


Los Angeles Population3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing93% of freshmen, 35% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotJoe and Josephine Bruin
Sororities13% of women participate
Fraternities13% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
35.1% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
20.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.4% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students11.8% from 112 countries
First-Year Students Returning96.2%
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 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.68 4.05 661 636 644 29
Low 1.23 0.50 200 340 240 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 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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