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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 30,458 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UCLA acceptance rate is 16%. 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
16%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1220-1450
ACT Range
29-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,760/ 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
    $8,233/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,559/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,593/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,215/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,293/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.353 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.353 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
30,458Undergrads
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 230 responses
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  • Studious and party animals. How? Beats me.
    33%
  • 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.416 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.514 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 251 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    29%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • 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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As an undergraduate student at UCLA, I had an incredible time immersing in the culture that UCLA provides - student life, sports, and social events are incredible and happen often! My only qualms were a lack of diversity as a mixed race African American student, and some professors within the sciences seeming more focused on making classes difficult and doing research than making sure students were involved in learning the material.
I absolutely love the campus! It's one of the smaller campuses, but it is located in the heart of Westwood. The weather stays nice and warm most of the school year too! As for the dorm rooms, the suite I'm in (De Neve) is so convenient. It's the closest dorm to campus, and plus, the food here is amazing! If you ever get the chance to dorm, DO IT! It's an experience you won't want to miss out on, and plus, you might get lucky and get great roommates like I did! As for the academics, I believe that UCLA has rigorous courses, but it only prepares you for after college. The courses allow you to gain critical thinking skills, along with the safe space to explore your passions. There's thousands of clubs to get involved with on campus, and so meeting new people will be the least of your worries!