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.

Website: www.ucla.edu/

Public
Co-ed
31,577
Undergraduate
Students
(58.0%) 18,308 Women
(42.0%) 13,269 Men
14,353
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
14% of 113,761 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.89
SAT Math
630-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,472
Out-of-state: $60,464
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,550
Out-of-state: $42,542
Room and Board
$15,816
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$24,433
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,390
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,266
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes
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Campus Life

Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Joe and Josephine Bruin
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
31.6% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
25.0% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.1% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students
11.6%
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
405 Hilgard Avenue
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone
(310) 825-3101
Fax
 
E-mail
ugadm@saonet.ucla.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
14% of 113,761 applicants were admitted
Women
15% of 61,322 applicants were admitted
Men
13% of 52,439 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,272 (39%) of 15,970 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,842 (42%) of 9,067 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,579 (37%) of 6,903 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.89
3.75 and Above
94%
3.50 - 3.74
3%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
59%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
51%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
70%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 97%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,472
Out-of-state: $60,464
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,550
Out-of-state: $42,542
Room and Board
$15,816
Books and Supplies
$1,509
Other Expenses
$432
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001315
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,560 (61.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,973 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,973 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
792 (28.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$24,433
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,857 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,926
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,620 (56.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,564
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 105 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
169 (2.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,763

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
17,722 (59.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
16,060 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,059 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,855 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$23,990
Need-Based Gift
Received by 15,495 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,775
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,828 (59.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,986
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 336 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,012 (3.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,036

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,390
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,130
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American Literature (United States)
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geography, Other
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Biology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,266
Part-Time Faculty
914
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
70%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
16,031,117
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
4000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Financial Engineering, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Business Analysis

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • French
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Immunology
  • Information Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Environment, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Dentistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • French
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • Immunology
  • Information Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Location and Setting


Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
419 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Santa Monica
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Joe and Josephine Bruin
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf   x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf   x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, crew, cross-country running, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, riflery, rugby, sailing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
31,577
Women
18,308 (58.0%)
Men
13,269 (42.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
31,009
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
31.6% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
25.0% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.1% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students.
11.6%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
14,353

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
88.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
90.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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