Students Say

Undergrads at this esteemed university don’t mince words when boasting about all that UCLA has to offer. As a geography and environmental science double-major proudly declares, “There’s nothing that can’t be accomplished at UCLA. The possibilities are endless, and the resources are unparalleled.” Moreover, students appreciate the “ideal” location as well as the “pride of going to a Division I school with more NCAA championships than any other college/university.” Perhaps more notable, “UCLA is the kind of school that pushes you to work hard academically but reminds you that interaction with people outside of the classroom is just as important.”

Overview

Applicants
86,548
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average HS GPA
4.31

GPA Breakdown

95%
Over 3.75
3%
3.50 - 3.74
1%
3.25 - 3.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
570 - 710
SAT Math
600 - 750
ACT Composite
25 - 32

Deadlines


Regular
November 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

Students Say

Undergrads at this esteemed university don’t mince words when boasting about all that UCLA has to offer. As a geography and environmental science double-major proudly declares, “There’s nothing that can’t be accomplished at UCLA. The possibilities are endless, and the resources are unparalleled.” Moreover, students appreciate the “ideal” location as well as the “pride of going to a Division I school with more NCAA championships than any other college/university.” Perhaps more notable, “UCLA is the kind of school that pushes you to work hard academically but reminds you that interaction with people outside of the classroom is just as important.” Students are continually impressed by their professors who are “leaders in their field.” Indeed, most consider it “a privilege to study under them.” While some undergrads caution that you might encounter some teachers simply “in it for the research,” others insist, “Most professors care about their students.” A political science major interjects, saying that professors “Are willing to work extra hours with students and help us with anything we need.” An English major concurs, sharing, “I have never had a professor that I did not feel comfortable approaching, which has made my academic experience incredibly more beneficial.” As this grateful junior succinctly explains, “UCLA is the campus. The people, the weather, the academics, the sports; it has absolutely everything I could ever want.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
2,681
with Terminal Degree
2,627

1,741
Men
940
Women
708
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
83
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

For Californians, the cumulative price tag to attend UCLA for a year—when you add up fees, room and board, and basic expenses—is somewhere around $27,600. Your living arrangements can make a noticeable difference. If you can’t claim residency in the Golden State, the cost totals $50,600. Almost all students who demonstrate need receive some form of aid, and the average cumulative indebtedness, at just $20,400, is relatively reasonable.

Bang For Your Buck

Even in a time of rising fees, UCLA remains far below most of the other top research universities in total costs for undergraduate study. A little more than half of the student population here receives needbased financial aid. This school prizes its diversity, and that definitely includes economic diversity. UCLA ranks at the top among major research universities in the percentage of its students that receive Pell Grants (which is free government money for low-income students). The university also offers the prestigious Regents Scholarship, intended to reward extraordinary academic excellence and exemplary leadership and community service accomplishments. Also, the career-planning operation here is first-rate, and there are extensive opportunities for internships with local employers. The Financial Aid Office at UCLA has both advisors and counselors available to help students complete financial aid applications, and to provide guidance throughout the process. In-person appointments can be scheduled, but the office also has walk-in hours. The UCLA website also provides access to certain scholarship opportunities, but the school also has a resource center on campus. The Scholarship Resource Center opened in 1996 to provide scholarship information, resources, and support services to all UCLA students, regardless of financial aid eligibility.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,678

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,618

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,873

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,229

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,659

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,220
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$34,098
Required Fees
$1,477
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,536

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$807

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

UCLA "is the mold that fits you." Indeed, "26,000 students and more than 950 student groups," virtually assures that "there is no 'typical' student" to be found at UCLA. This wide range of individuals and activities guarantees that "everyone has their niche." Certainly, the Bruin community is a "vibrant" one, and "the unmatched diversity broadens students' horizons culturally and socially." Of course, undergrads here do tread some common ground. Many define their peers as "very hardworking and ambitious," and they typically "strive for success and to do their absolute best." They "know how to have a good time, but they also know when it is time to study." Further, it's an active student body; and it often "seems like everyone is in at least one club or orga­ nization." Friendliness is another trademark of UCLA undergrads as a physiol­ ogy major assures us, "It is very easy to talk to and meet new people and make new friends." Fortunately, most people are "laid-back" and while "academi­ cally invested ...[they're] not outright competitive with other students." This bio major sums up his peers easily by saying, "Everyone comes from different backgrounds with varied interests. The only common denominator is truly an appetite for excellence."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
29,633
Out of State

International
14%
Foreign Countries Represented
138

Demographics

34.29%
Asian
3.20%
African-American
22.47%
Hispanic
31.85%
Caucasian
2.21%
Unknown
14.43%
International

56% female
44% male
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

There's so much "hustle and bustle" at UCLA that it would be virtually "impossible to [be] bored." While nearly everyone's "main focus is on school," most students also know how to "play hard." Indeed, "whether it be in Greek life, a club or organization, everybody has somewhere they can go to relax and have some fun. The apartments are close to campus, so nearly everybody lives in a small area with close proximity." Sports "are extremely popular here, and conversations about the Bruins are common." There are also "tons of movie showings on campus, recreation centers, pools, activities, [and] events." Additionally, students love being located in Los Angeles. A happy senior reveals, "You can take a five-minute drive and you'll be soaking in the Pacific Ocean, or take an hour drive where you can be hitting the slopes in Big Bear. You can walk down to the theater and run into Tennifer Lopez or head to the UCLA gym and watch...Kobe Bryant practicing. The possibilities are endless here, with or without money."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
82
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
97

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Kathy Molini

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational documentation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
An assessment for AD/HD must be current and completed by a qualified professional.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
850
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
28
Number of Religious Organizations
38

15% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bruins)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Bruins)
14 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.lgbt.ucla.edu/

Minority Support Groups: www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/webhome/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

University of California—Los Angeles is going green from its classrooms to its cafeterias. A few highlights include replacing all Styrofoam tableware with biodegradable items in the dining areas, recycling condensate water from its science labs, and hosting a series of environmentally focused speakers and forums. In 2013, UCLA announced the Grand Challenge in Environment and Sustainability—a groundbreaking interdisciplinary initiative that will bring together more than 160 faculty across different disciplines with the goal of helping the Los Angeles region achieve 100 percent sustainability in energy, water, and biodiversity by 2050. Students on the move can participate in the school’s bike share program, or use its car share and vanpools to get around. Or, if students have their own sustainable initiatives in mind, there exists a “Green Initiative Fund” which raises more than $200,000 per year for UCLA’s sustainable projects. The UCLA Action Research Teams is an academic course where students work with staff and faculty to do hands on research on campus sustainability. UCLA is home to an organic garden and an experiential learning course in which students can investigate sources of food. UCLA is committed to making all new construction and major renovation projects LEED Silver-certified or higher. This year, solar panels are being installed on Parking Structure 9 as part of electric vehicle charging research. The university is also home to the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, an intellectual community focused on environmental research, policy concerns, and outreach and education. A remarkable 66 percent of UCLA’s waste stream is currently diverted from landfills. The campus is aiming to improve that number to 100 percent by 2020.

Green Rating
97
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
8%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
394

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
KST Data

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dr. Vu T. Tran
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
405 Hilgard Aven
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone
(310) 825-3101

Email
ugadm@saonet.ucla.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The UCLA Library
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA Book Store
DeNeve Plaza
Kerckhoff Coffee House

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Bowl
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
(310) 825-3101

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Contact Email Address for Visit
falexander@ponet.ucla.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 20 minutes from campus. Burbank Airport is 30 minutes from campus. Call the following numbers to arrange transportation from LAX: 818-556-6600 for Super Shuttle; 800-262-7433 for Prime Time Shuttle. Checker Cab Service (818-956-5959) also runs between campus and LAX. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses provide transportation to Los Angeles.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the I-405 freeway (north or south), take the Wilshire Blvd. exit and follow it east to Westwood Blvd. Turn left onto Westwood Blvd. and drive onto the campus. From downtown, take Wilshire Blvd. west and turn right onto Westwood Blvd.

Local Accommodations
For the most current visitor information go to the following web site: http://www.ucla.edu/audience/visitors.html
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Key Stats

86,548
Applicants
29,633
Size
19%
Acceptance Rate
1320
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists