UCLA

University of California - Los Angeles

Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, United States
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  • Total Documents
    17,659
  • Class Notes
    12,209
  • Textbook Notes
    2,443
  • Study Guides
    2,966
  • Currently Enrolled
    7,883
  • Previously Enrolled
    5,446

Overview of University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)

About this school

UCLA is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1919, it later became the first "branch campus" of the University of California. An internationally renowned research university, UCLA emphasizes interdisciplinary teaching and exposes undergraduates early to research opportunities with faculty. Students can take part in initiatives in the arts, stem cells, nanoscience, international studies, and the environment among other areas. The campus community is diverse and promotes creative and collaborative achievements, debate and critical inquiry, and an open and inclusive environment. UCLA's 419-acre historic campus is located in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:31,002
    • Men:13,179 Men (42.5%)
    • Women:17,823 Women (57.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (UCLA)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of California, Los Angeles is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
405 Hilgard Avenue
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone
(310) 825-3101
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
18% of 97,121 applicants were admitted
Women
19% of 51,800 applicants were admitted
Men
17% of 45,321 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,272 (36%) of 17,474 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,742 (38%) of 9,975 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,530 (34%) of 7,499 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.36
375 And Above
94%
3.50 - 3.74
3%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
610-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
51%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
18%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
47%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
15%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |25-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
57%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
13%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UCLA)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,584|Out-of-state: $41,598 (44.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,143 (49.94%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,173 (3.87%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $420 (1.39%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of California, Los Angeles accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001315
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,693 (61.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,174 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,174 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
888 (28.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$24,405
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,056 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,953
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,789 (56.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,204
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 100 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
170 (2.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,856

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
17,808 (59.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
16,365 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,365 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,199 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$23,980
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 15,739 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,489
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,688 (59.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,052
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 330 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
983 (3.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,633

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
43%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,013
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UCLA)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,570

Part-Time Faculty


1,136

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


70%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 10% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 12% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
16,031,117
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
4000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of California, Los Angeles provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


74.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


89%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


90.7%

Programs & Majors (UCLA)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (98)


  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American Literature (United States)
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geography, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Environment, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

Master's Programs of Study (117)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Social Research
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Resources Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Studies
  • International Business
  • Italian
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology
  • Nursing--General
  • Oceanography
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (UCLA)

Location & Geography

Population


3,857,799

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Los Angeles

Campus Size


419 acres

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Santa Monica
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Joe and Josephine Bruin
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, crew, cross-country running, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, riflery, rugby, sailing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of California, Los Angeles offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


30,458

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
31,002
Women
17,823
Men
13,179

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 3.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 0.2% Black/African-American
  • 25.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 30.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 31.8% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


11.7%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


14,426

Student Resources (UCLA)

Study resources