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A+
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 $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

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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

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.363 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.363 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 240 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.426 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.524 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 261 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    30%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    17%
  • Oppurtunistic
    15%
  • The best.
    9%
  • Worthwhile and engaging
    5%
  • 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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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!
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The application process for UCLA was much easier than any other system I applied through. However, I do wish there could be an option for interviews just to get to hear someone else's experience with UCLA. I do appreciate how casual the personal insight questions felt as I was writing them. I didn't feel intimidated by a large word count or long list of requirements; the conversation-like prompts made it easy for me to write about personal stories that make me who I am. I am grateful for the strong alumni network that UCLA promotes on campus and beyond. I have met many alumni or parents of someone who attended UCLA who all have great feedback to share with me. I am excited to experience all of the positive things that I have heard about every aspect of the school!
The overall experience at UCLA is amazing. Even in a difficult major, there are so many opportunities to balance academics, extracurriculars, and doing fun activities all over Los Angeles! There are so many different types of clubs and organizations for anything you are interested in! The only thing I would like to see change is a little more involvement from professors in individual student development, although I know this is difficult at large universities.