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About UCLA

UCLA Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

UCLA will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the UCLA Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

University of California, Los Angeles Overview

University of California, Los Angeles is a public, state school in an urban setting in Los Angeles, California. UCLA was founded in 1919 and now enrolls around 45,846 students a year, including 31,636 undergrads. UCLA offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UCLA! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UCLA'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.

Excited for Greek life? UCLA has 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.

Learn more about life at UCLA on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! November 30, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by March 31.

2021 UCLA Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 14%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 79.7%
In-State Tuition $11,442
Out-of-State $41,196
Percent of Need Met 79%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $19,091

Is UCLA a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a clearer idea of what UCLA offers and if it sounds like a good choice for you.

UCLA Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into UCLA. UCLA admitted 14% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 107,356 applications received in 2021, 15,352 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UCLA

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 96% of students who start at UCLA return the next year. UCLA's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 91%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UCLA Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

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 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UCLA

Cost 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 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UCLA full-time are awarded $19,091 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $20,305 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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, how does UCLA sound? 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 University of California, Los Angeles Located?

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

If you want to see UCLA for yourself, 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 90095

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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ACT Range

29 - 34

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UCLA is 31. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into UCLA. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

1290 - 1510


Math SAT Range

640 - 780


Reading SAT Range

650 - 740

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UCLA students is 1400. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UCLA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1290 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1290 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UCLA.

UCLA Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UCLA is like? There are approximately 45,846 students enrolled at UCLA, including 31,636 undergraduate students and 14,210 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from CA and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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