Overview

Applicants
5,457
Acceptance Rate
27%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.76
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
294

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
163 - 168

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
February 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$75

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
204

43.63
Female
20.59
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Admittedly, “law school is tough.” Yet UCLA manages to do “a really good job of making the process as enjoyable as possible.” A large part of that has to do with the fact that the university provides students with “the perfect mix between a world-class education and a laid back environment.” Academically, students are privy to “a wide array of classes that are innovative and challenging.” There is a “huge focus” on “clinical/experiential learning” and many of these “clinics [result in] some unique opportunities, such as litigating environmental issues and helping inexperienced filmmakers get their film to market.” Even first years are able to get their hands dirty with “1L moot court, transactional competitions, mock trial, and journals.”

Importantly, students here gush when asked about their “outstanding” professors. They love that the faculty is comprised of “true scholars with a passion for teaching.” They also value that their instructors “come from a range of backgrounds” and “were practicing lawyers before entering academia.” Another hallmark of UCLA professors? Well, they’re “extremely accessible” and the vast majority make sure that their office hours are “flexible.” A decent number even deign to “take students out for lunch” every now and again!

Not to be outdone, the school’s administration is “amazing” in its own right and “generally very responsive.” As this impressed student shares, “Whenever I have a question about financial aid, enrollment, or internships, the person I talk to about it is eager to help me or point me in the direction of someone else who can help.” And an astonished classmate adds that they are “super supportive to the point where by your last final 1L year, they’re waiting for you outside, ready to serve you celebratory cake.”

Lastly, UCLA law students also rush to highlight the “incredible” Office of Career Services, which will “do anything and everything to help you.” One grateful student illustrates, “I’ve had my resume reviewed in-depth twice...Each time the reviewer was responsive well beyond normal business hours. My counselor was on call to provide any information I needed whenever I needed it.” All in all, students happily report that a UCLA JD leads to “desirable job placement for students and alumni.”

Career overview

Median Starting Salary
$105,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
94%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
87%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
400

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Leading employers from law firms, corporations, government agencies, and public interest organizations visit the School of Law annually and recruit for their offices in Southern California, New York, the Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Boston and other major national and international legal centers.

Prominent Alumni

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand '91
United States Senator, New York

Judge Paul J. Watford '94
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Martine A. Rothblatt '81
Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics Corp.

Kenneth Ziffren '65
Founding Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Stewart Resnick '62
President and CEO, Roll International Corporation

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 2

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$51,946

% Students Receiving Some Aid
90%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$45,658
Out-Of-State Tuition
$52,152
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$18,405
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$18,405
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,100

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
942
Parent Institution Enrollement
45,428

Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
37%
% International
3%

Demographics

33.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
51% female
49% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students readily assert that “UCLA’s strongest selling point...is its environment.” As one happy individual surmises, “Maybe its the West LA location, but students who come to UCLA generally chill out when they get here.” Sure, you will encounter “some competition.” However, most people are “very collegial” and “it’s not hard to make friends that will have your back.” Many people do admit that “the student body definitely leans liberal.” And a smattering of individuals suggest that their peers can appear to be “intolerant of conservative and moderate opinions.” One student even complains that “this makes some classes feel rather uncomfortable, and every student who argues a non-progressive viewpoint has to qualify their statements.” Others counter that “conservative voices are not silenced in the classroom” and that there are “many productive conversations and debates between individuals who fall on different ends of the political spectrum.”

No matter your viewpoint, UCLA makes it easy to lead a robust life beyond the classroom. Many people note that the “student body association does a good job of planning events.” Additionally, “most students live in one of two apartment complexes (arranged through the school), which makes it easy to go grab a drink or a bite with a classmate.” And, of course, there are “tons of student organizations” in which you can participate.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
95%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Danae McElroy
Director of Admissions

Address
71 Dodd Hall
Box 951445
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1445

Phone
310-825-2080

Email
admissions@law.ucla.edu