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University of California - Los Angeles Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of California - Los Angeles. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of California - Los Angeles Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of California - Los Angeles was awarded 246 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is geography and cartography.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UCLA is ranked #65 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

UCLA also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCLA?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into UCLA since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 16%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to UCLA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 600 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 620 to 710 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 600 to 740 )
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UCLA received ACT scores from 62% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for University of California - Los Angeles  ( 29 to 34 )
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University of California - Los Angeles Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, University of California - Los Angeles is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of California - Los Angeles is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of California - Los Angeles

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of California - Los Angeles has a freshmen retention rate of 97%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UCLA the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 74%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  74 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UCLA

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,002 undergraduates at UCLA with 30,458 being full-time and 544 being part-time.

UCLA Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 96.90 out of 100, UCLA is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.90 out of 100
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How Much Does University of California - Los Angeles Cost?

The overall average net price of UCLA is $14,171. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCLA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,636 $9,619 $12,786 $19,323 $28,665

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCLA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UCLA, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,912 a year. That adds up to $23,648 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCLA is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UCLA Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UCLA with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $60,700 in their early years. That's great news for UCLA students since it is 53% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of California - Los Angeles

University of California - Los Angeles is a public institution located in Los Angeles, California. The location of UCLA is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of California - Los Angeles

Contact details for UCLA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
Phone: 310-825-4321
Website: www.ucla.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uclabruins
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ucla

University of California - Los Angeles Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 94 majors graduated from University of California - Los Angeles. Of these students, 9,069 received undergraduate degrees and 4,841 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 683 $48,800
Sociology 658 $33,000
Political Science & Government 647 $36,200
General Psychology 635 $30,000
General Biology 472 $25,100
Child Development & Psychology 366 $26,900
History 332 $28,500
Applied Mathematics 328 $43,900
Ethnic Studies 299 $28,900
General English Literature 280 $26,900

Learn more about the majors offered at University of California - Los Angeles along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCLA

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,626 students took at least one online class at University of California - Los Angeles. This is an increase from the 2,569 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,626 338
2016-2017 2,569 305
2015-2016 2,437 361
2014-2015 2,172 228
2013-2014 354 207

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