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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
    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 $44,500.
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,011/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

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
32%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.370 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.370 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
30,458Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
544
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 247 responses
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  • Studious and party animals. How? Beats me.
    32%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Every type, but studious. Very diverse in everyway
    17%
  • Diverse
    12%
  • Studious
    11%
  • Legend in the making
    4%
  • Addicted to Adderall
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.433 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.531 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 268 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    30%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    17%
  • Oppurtunistic
    15%
  • The best.
    9%
  • Worthwhile and engaging
    6%
  • Overrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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Campus couldn't be more beautiful. Many spots to study, relax, enjoy the sights, etc. Dorms are pretty standard. Fairly easy to transfer rooms if a problem arises with your roommate(s). Professors are generally helpful and generous with their knowledge. Department heads tend to be very considerate and work with you to complete your educational plans. Honors Program counselors are encouraging and friendly. Many different resources available for things like study abroad and academic planning. So many clubs to join. Very likely to find things that satisfy your interests. Plenty of things to do in Westwood. Strong campus safety department. Social scene is lively. Division I sports rarely disappoint. All in all, amazing experience!
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I have really enjoyed my experience at UCLA so far. It is extremely academically challenging, but I have tried my best to use resources like office hours and experiences from other students to help me with my classes.
It can be frustrating at times because the class sizes are extremely large for introductory courses like chemistry and biology, but it is still possible to get one-on-one attention with office hours and reaching out directly to professors.
There are so many opportunities to explore both academically and otherwise. There are hundreds of clubs to choose from, and there's always an event on campus to explore. I have personally really enjoyed going around Westwood and getting to know the area, and going to as many games as I can. The basketball games and gymnastic meets are especially exciting with the amount of students that attend and the school spirit everyone has. It's amazing!
I love the campus and overall location. The scenery makes it worthwhile especially during those times when your classes are overwhelming. There is always something to do nearby if you look for it. I'd like to see funding go to necessary areas other than sports or marketing of the actual university. For example, the minority communities deserve to have and be knowledgeable about spaces designated for them where they can meet others like themselves, especially because the campus is so big with so many people. In addition there should be more resources for all students, but especially for those who are structurally disadvantaged. Overall, I enjoy my time here thanks to the amazing community of likeminded individuals that I found!