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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
UCLA is a highly rated public university located in Los Angeles, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 30,343 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UCLA acceptance rate is 18%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, Economics, and Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, UCLA alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,900.
About University of California - Los Angeles...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Website
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University of California - Los Angeles Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1160-1470
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,236/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,900/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,093/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,416/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,939/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,741/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.323 responses
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.350 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.350 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
30,343Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 227 responses
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  • Studious and party animals. How? Beats me.
    32%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Every type, but studious. Very diverse in everyway
    16%
  • Diverse
    12%
  • Studious
    11%
  • Legend in the making
    4%
  • Addicted to Adderall
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.413 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.511 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 248 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    29%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    17%
  • Oppurtunistic
    16%
  • The best.
    10%
  • Worthwhile and engaging
    5%
  • Overrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.239 responses
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University of California - Los Angeles Reviews

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UCLA is definitely a place for all-rounded students to thrive and succeed. The campus offers beautiful scenery and classic lecture halls that enthralled me every time I walk to and between lectures. The school is safe and welcoming, and there are plenty of activities to be part of on-campus. In terms of classes, students do have to give it all since the professors do have high standards here. However, this is college, and learning and studying won't hurt you. Professors generally are really engaged in lectures, and if most likely students are going to succeed if they give their best. Dorms and the food are excellent and well maintained compared to others colleges I visited. I won't be surprise if more people decided to come here! GO BRUINS!
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With my experience touring the University of California- Los Angeles, I found it very lively and diverse. Everywhere I went I saw faces of different race. The students there are gregarious and very polite. The food there is amazing. I've been to the dining halls to eat with my cousins and the variety there is great. I felt like I was at a Las Vegas buffet. Additionally, the dorms are quite roomy. From what I remember, a lot of cabinet space is provided for students. The spirit there is great! I remember going to a volleyball game and it was very exciting to see how crazy people are rooting for their team.
The University of California, Los Angeles is a premier university that offers not only quality academic instruction, but also a plethora of opportunities to apply in real life whatever is picked up in lessons; this includes internship and undergraduate research prospects. UCLA boasts one of the largest and the most diverse student bodies in USA, and structures its funds in a very planned and careful manner to ensure that the student has the best experience while on campus. With Hollywood just down a few miles and the Santa Monica beach around, one can expect pleasant surprises almost every time! Overall, I feel proud to be a part of this great dream which is making significant contributions in making this world a better place. I hope I can be of service to the society of people in UCLA. All said, Go Bruins!