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Colleges / University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate11%
Acceptance Rate11%

About UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles Overview

University of California, Los Angeles is a public school in the urban setting of Los Angeles, California. UCLA was founded in 1919 and the school presently has around 47,516 students per year, which includes 32,119 undergraduate students. UCLA offers on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to UCLA for Fall 2023 is November 30. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from UCLA by March 31.

Student Activities at UCLA

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UCLA students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UCLA has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UCLA has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UCLA on the Student Life page.

2022 UCLA Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
In-State Tuition $11,928
Out-of-State $42,954
Percent of Need Met 80.1%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,269

Is UCLA a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what UCLA offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of California, Los Angeles

It is very difficult to get into UCLA. Around 11% of applicants get into UCLA each year. Last year, 136,162 students applied to UCLA and 14,663 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UCLA

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UCLA, around 97% come back their sophomore year. UCLA's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 91%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UCLA Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UCLA by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with UCLA directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UCLA's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

UCLA's endowment was valued at $3.6 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UCLA

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UCLA meets 80.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UCLA full-time are awarded $24,269 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $19,061 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UCLA.

Based on this information, does UCLA seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UCLA a good school for you?

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Where is UCLA?

UCLA is located in the urban setting of Los Angeles, California, in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing UCLA for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take San Diego Freeway Route 405 to Los Angeles, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UCLA and Los Angeles are like without leaving home.

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College Info

405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 900095

Campus Setting: Urban

UCLA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCLA is Nov 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCLA is Nov 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



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Wondering what life at UCLA is like? There are approximately 47,516 students enrolled at UCLA, including 32,119 undergraduate students and 15,397 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from CA and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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