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University of California-Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles, more commonly referred to as UCLA, is a public university situated in the Westwood neighborhood within the city of Los Angeles, California. UCLA was first established as the State Normal School Teachers College. It later became the Berkeley Southern Branch and in 1927 adopted its current name, University of California, Los Angeles. Even though UCLA is the second oldest of the ten universities within the University of California (UC) system, it is considered by many as a flagship campus. The school offers an extensive selection of over 300 undergraduate and graduate level programs in various subject areas. UCLA is also the largest university in California. Average annual enrollment at UCLA is approximately 27,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students (including both domestic and international students).

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General Information

Admission Office
1147 Murphy Hall
Box 951436
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1436
(310) 825-3101
Fax: (310) 206-1206
ugadm@saonet.ucla.edu
Contact: Vu Tran
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951405
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
(310) 825-4321
www.ucla.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 26,536
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,735
Degree-seeking undergrads: 26,536
Graduate enrollment: 11,138

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,038 $7,554 $8,911 $10,781 +20.99%
Books and Supplies $1,515 $1,551 $1,598 $1,608 +0.63%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $12,420 $12,891 $13,310 $13,743 +3.25%
Other $3,004 $3,138 $3,443 $3,488 +1.31%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,537 $9,834 $10,241 $10,486 +2.39%
Other $3,918 $4,077 $4,404 $4,461 +1.29%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $23,977 $25,134 $27,262 $29,620 +8.65%
In-state Off Campus $22,008 $23,016 $25,154 $27,336 +8.67%
In-state with Family $8,553 $9,105 $10,509 $12,389 +17.89%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,342
In-state Student Fees $1,258
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,444
Out-of-state Fees $1,258

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,182 67%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,618 56% $32,714,370 $12,496
• Federal grants 1,361 29% $6,173,712 $4,536
• Pell grants 1,236 26% $4,497,886 $3,639
• Other federal grants 1,272 27% $1,675,826 $1,317
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,245 26% $5,995,790 $4,816
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,472 52% $20,544,868 $8,311
Student loan aid 1,535 33% $8,930,429 $5,818
• Federal student loans 1,505 32% $7,346,682 $4,882
• Other student loans 101 2% $1,583,747 $15,681

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 7750 2690 1354 325
Architecture and Related Services 27 99 3
Architecture 27 43
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 56 3
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 266 48 2
African Studies 8
African-American/Black Studies 20 11
American Indian/Native American Studies 1 6
Area Studies, Other 15
Asian Studies/Civilization 19
Asian-American Studies 41 6
East Asian Studies 21 6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 10
European Studies/Civilization 13
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 55
Latin American Studies 12 11
Russian Studies 3
Scandinavian Studies 3
Southeast Asian Studies 5
Women’s Studies 48 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 1082 65 135 32
Biochemistry 209 3 4
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 280 5 13 12
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 9 3 3
Biophysics 7 6 6
Biostatistics 19 6
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 95 4 10
Ecology 16
Epidemiology 3 13
Human/Medical Genetics 5
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 17
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other 122 4 14
Molecular Biochemistry 8 20 9
Molecular Biology 10
Molecular Pharmacology 9
Molecular Physiology 5
Molecular Toxicology 3
Neurobiology and Anatomy 1 1 1
Neuroscience 122 14
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 5
Physiology 205 13
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 240 751 12 9
Actuarial Science 36
Business Administration and Management 715 12 9
Business/Managerial Economics 240
Computing and Information Sciences 60 109 35
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science 60 99 31
Information Science/Studies 10 4
Education 212 61 6
Education 212 45
Educational Leadership and Administration 16
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 6
Engineering 575 339 133 3
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 52 13 5
Agricultural Engineering 48
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 32 13
Chemical Engineering 84 11 14
Civil Engineering 83 53 21 2
Computer Engineering 45
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 128 89 42
Engineering 43
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 1
Materials Engineering 16 20 21
Mechanical Engineering 118 78 17 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 435 10 8 6
American Literature (United States) 55
English Language and Literature 380 10 8 6
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 274 30 47 52
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Arabic Language and Literature 5
Chinese Language and Literature 18
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 3 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 3
Comparative Literature 22 3 7 3
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 2 6 13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 10 9 5
French Language and Literature 27 1 1 3
German Language and Literature 12
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 4 1
Italian Language and Literature 9 1 6 3
Japanese Language and Literature 17
Korean Language and Literature 5
Latin Language and Literature 1
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other 45 2
Linguistics 42 8 5 11
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 5 2 4
Portuguese Language and Literature 2
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Russian Language and Literature 3
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 1
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 3 1 4
Spanish Language and Literature 49 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 70 354 293
Dental Clinical Sciences 11 2
Dentistry 98
Environmental Health 3 3
Health Services Administration 7 4
Medical Scientist 5
Medicine 166
Public Health 40
Public Health, Other 135 12
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 70 153 8
History 586 30 21 24
History 586 30 21 24
Human Services 135 4
Public Policy Analysis 44
Social Work 91 4
Legal and Law Studies 71 347
Advanced Legal Research/Studies
Law 346
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 1
Programs for Foreign Lawyers 71
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 3
Library Science 80 1
Library Science, Other 80 1
Mathematics and Statistics 214 36 39 45
Applied Mathematics 48
Computational Mathematics 6
Mathematics 33 17 31 34
Mathematics, Other 114
Statistics 13 19 8 11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 312 3 2
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 16
Cognitive Science 25
International/Global Studies 51
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 220 3 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 32
Environmental Science 32
Physical Sciences 128 48 64 43
Astronomy 3 5
Astrophysics 13
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 3 3 3
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other 8
Chemistry 49 26 28 36
Geochemistry 1 2 2
Geology and Earth Science 7 1 2
Geophysics and Seismology 5 4 6
Materials Science 2
Physics 44 10 20
Psychology 774 30 38 31
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 268
Psychology 506 30 38 31
Social Sciences 2204 82 63 49
Anthropology 239 11 9
Archaeology 9 3 1
Development Economics and International Development 275
Economics 436 23 13 21
Geography 56 11 9 2
Geography, Other 59
International Economics 35
Political Science and Government 607 12 20 10
Sociology 497 16 9 15
Visual and Performing Arts 468 158 47 24
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 109 2 19
Art/Art Studies 73 20
Dance 3
Design and Applied Arts, Other 49 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 74 22 2 3
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 27 83 5 4
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 57
Music History, Literature, and Theory 15
Music 45 15 12 5
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 18 7 9 12
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $60
Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates
Avg. Percent applicants admitted: 23%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 97%
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Demonstration of competencies: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Recommended

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 61,545
Percent Admitted: 26%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 29%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 570 (25th Percentile)
  • 680 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 610 (25th Percentile)
  • 740 (75th Percentile)
SAT Writing
  • 580 (25th Percentile)
  • 710 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 25 (25th Percentile)
  • 31 (75th Percentile)
ACT English
  • 25 (25th Percentile)
  • 32 (75th Percentile)
ACT Math
  • 26 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

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6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees



Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
Asian Studies B
East Asian Studies B
European Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Iranian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Middle Eastern and North African studies B
Native American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Southeast Asian Studies B
Spanish and Linguistics B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Music – General B
Music History/Literature B
Musicology/Ethnomusicology B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biological Immunology B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Biotechnology B
Botany B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B
Molecular Genetics B
Physiology B
Systematic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Agricultural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Geological Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature
American Literature B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
African B
Arabic B
Chinese B
Comparative Literature B
East Asian B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Japanese B
Korean B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Portuguese B
Romance Languages B
Russian B
Scandinavian B
Slavic B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing Science B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies B
Cognitive Science B
Global Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astrophysics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Geophysics/Seismology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychobiology/Physiological Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Development Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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