A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
University of California - Los Angeles is ...
Public
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
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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

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.335 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.335 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,004Undergrads
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 212 responses
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  • Studious and party animals. How? Beats me.
    34%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Every type, but studious. Very diverse in everyway
    14%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Studious
    12%
  • Legend in the making
    4%
  • Addicted to Adderall
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.398 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.496 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 233 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    29%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Oppurtunistic
    16%
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    16%
  • The best.
    9%
  • Worthwhile and engaging
    6%
  • 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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I love my school so much! There are so many clubs and organizations on campus that everyone can find something they like. Dancing clubs and culture clubs are pretty popular. Greek life is relatively a big scene, but it's completely OK if you're not into parties. Everyone's pretty chill. Parties are usually on Thursdays. Academics here is amazing! Most of my professors are funny, caring and involved in teaching. All my professors are super helpful and have extended office hours the week before midterms and finals. There are many research opportunities and internships open every quarter.
Our basketball team is awesome and students get free stuff and sometimes a free chick-fill-A sandwich after the game. Football games are also pretty fun to watch, especially the USC game(The rivalry is real, tho we're way better at everything but football). Totally worth the money and time. Overall, my life at UCLA is 10/10. Bruins work hard, party hard. I can't even imagine myself at somewhere else!
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At this university, there are several ways to pursue your passion. The majors and minors offered are extremely diverse, and it is great that you can follow both your academic interests through your major, and your creative, artistic interests through clubs, and the like. For someone like me who is interested in student life and the availability of diverse extracurriculars, this college has it all! Various musical performance groups to be a part of, and also various ways to be involved in sports and clubs without it feeling like it is overwhelming! The teachers, students, and overall community of UCLA are passionate in succeeding and learning.
I've only spent two years at UCLA, so my review only encapsulates so much of the overall experience most other students who spent four years at the school would have. My experience was great in regards to academic opportunities and campus vibes. If there was anything off-putting at all about my experience, it's that the UCLA student body is much more clique-y than I had anticipated or hoped it would be. UCLA is lauded for its diverse student body, yet ironically the students seem to segregate themselves by race, major, socio-economic standing, frat/sorority affiliation, you name it. It's great to see faces of so many colors at the school, but it's discouraging to see them gathered in huge blobs rather than mixed. Needless to say, I enjoyed my time at UCLA enough to apply there for graduate school. Extremely happy to say that I will be going back for another two years!