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University of California: Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

405 Hilgard Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000

www.ucla.edu

Admission Office

1147 Murphy Hall

Box 951436

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1436

(310) 825-3101

Fax : (310) 206-1206

ugadm@saonet.ucla.edu

Contact : Gary Clark

Director, Undergraduate Admission

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4837

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 91.0%

Total undergraduates : 31,543

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 5,920

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 82.0%

Average financial aid package : $24,920.00

In-State Tuition : $13,738.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $43,492.00

School Calendar

Quarter

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Mar 31

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Nov 30

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Apr 30

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : Jun 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Nov 30

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Quarter

Student-faculty ratio : 18 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 91.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 96.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 26.0%
Biology : 14.0%
Psychology : 11.0%
Engineering : 7.0%
Mathematics : 7.0%
Area and Ethnic Studies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B D M
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning D M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies M
African-American/Black Studies B M
American Indian/Native American Studies B M
Asian Studies/Civilization B M
Asian-American Studies B M
East Asian Studies B M
European Studies/Civilization B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B D M
Latin American Studies B M
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian Studies B
Scandinavian Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B D M
Bioinformatics D M
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D M
Biophysics B D M
Biostatistics D M
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology B D M
Ecology B
Epidemiology D M
Human/Medical Genetics D M
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B
Molecular Biochemistry D M
Molecular Biology D
Molecular Pharmacology D M
Molecular Physiology D
Molecular Toxicology D
Neurobiology and Anatomy D M
Neuroscience B D
Pathology/Experimental Pathology D M
Physiology, General B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General M
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B D M
Information Science/Studies D M

Education
Education, General D M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D
Special Education and Teaching, General D

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General B D M
Agricultural Engineering B
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B D M
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering, General M
Geological/Geophysical Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering M
Materials Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M
Structural Engineering M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Integrated Circuit Design Technology/Technician M

English Language, Literature & Letters
American Literature (United States) B
English Language and Literature, General B D M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics B
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B M
Arabic Language and Literature B
Chinese Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General D M
Comparative Literature B D M
French Language and Literature B D M
German Language and Literature B
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General D M
Hebrew Language and Literature B
Italian Language and Literature B D M
Japanese Language and Literature B
Korean Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B M
Linguistics B D M
Portuguese Language and Literature B M
Russian Language and Literature B
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics B M
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Community Health and Preventive Medicine M
Dental Clinical Sciences, General D M
Environmental Health D M
Medical Science/Scientist M
Public Health, General D M

History
History, General B D M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Computational Mathematics B
Financial Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology B
Cognitive Science, General B
Human Biology B
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B D

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Islamic Studies D M
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B D M
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy D M
Astrophysics B
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General D M
Chemistry, General B D M
Geochemistry D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Geophysics and Seismology B D M
Materials Science B
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience B
Psychology, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M
Public Policy Analysis M
Social Work D M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Applied Economics M
Archeology D M
Development Economics and International Development B
Economics, General B D M
Geography B D M
International Economics B
Political Science and Government, General B D M
Sociology B D M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B D M
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Dance, General B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B D M
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B D M
Music History, Literature, and Theory B
Music, General B D M
Musicology and Ethnomusicology B D M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Accelerated Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Urban Semester

Washington Semester

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Army

ROTC, Navy

Computer Services

5000 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : film and television archive, embedded and reconfigurable systems lab, graphics and vision lab, animation lab, ethnomusicology archive, comprehensive cancer center labs, basic plasma science facility, particle beam physics lab, stunt ranch reserve and education center, botanical garden, sculpture garden, meteorite collection and gallery, division of laboratory animal medicine, biological collections, center for graphic arts

Geographic Location : 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Very Large City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 31,543

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 5,920

Degree-seeking undergrads : 31,535

Graduate enrollment : 14,199

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 87.0%

Out of state students : 13.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 42.0%

Percentage of females : 58.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 28.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 22.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 26.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 11.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

11.0% Men who Join Fraternities

13.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Daily Bruin

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 98.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 48.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $30.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bruins

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division IA

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Legal services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Chaplain/spiritual director

Economically disadvantaged students services

Minority students services

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Wrestling

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : cycling, shooting, surfing, water skiing, windsurfing


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 111,322

Admitted : 13,720

Enrolled : 5,920

Most selective 12.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Considered

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

NOTE: For freshman applicants applying for admission to Fall Quarter 2012 or later, we will no longer require two SAT subject exams. We will still review these exams if applicants choose to send them to us, and certain SAT subject exams may be recommended for some majors. We will continue to require either the SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing examination.

A note from the college

GPA, test scores, course work, number of and performance in honors and AP courses most important. Essay considered. Strong senior program important. Extracurricular activities, honors and awards also reviewed.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 7.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 3.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 1.0%

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 65.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 13.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 56.0%

24 - 29 : 32.0%

18 - 23 : 12.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 70.0%

24 - 29 : 18.0%

18 - 23 : 12.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: UCLA awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exams with scores of 3 or higher. The specific credit received depends on the College/School where the student's major is located.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 80.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 44.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

640 - 790

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

640 - 740

ACT Composite

27 - 34


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By quarterly credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

Art History

3

8

--

All

Biology

3

8

--

All

Calculus AB

3

4

--

All

5

4

MATH 31A

All

Calculus BC

3

8

--

Corresponding Major

3

8

--

Engineering

4

8

MATH 31A/Calculus

Corresponding Major

5

8

MATH 31A/Calculus

Engineering

5

8

MATH 31A/31B

Corresponding Major

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

--

Engineering

3

4

Calculus

All

5

4

MATH 31A

All

Chemistry

3

8

--

All

4

8

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

Computer Science A

3

8

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

8

--

All

Drawing

3

8

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

8

--

All

4

8

ENGCOMP 3

All

English Literature and Composition

3

8

--

All

4

8

ENGCOMP 3

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

8

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

FRNCH 4

All

4

8

FRNCH 5

All

5

8

FRNCH 6

All

German Language and Culture

3

8

GERMAN 3

All

4

8

GERMAN 4

All

5

8

GERMAN 5

All

Human Geography

3

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

8

ITALIAN 3

All

4

8

ITALIAN 4

All

5

8

ITALIAN 6

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Latin

3

4

LATIN 1

All

4

4

LATIN 3

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

--

All

4

4

ECON 2

All

Microeconomics

3

4

--

All

4

4

ECON 1

All

Music Theory

3

8

--

All

Physics 1

3

8

--

All

Physics 2

3

8

--

All

Physics B

3

8

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

4

--

All

4

4

PSYCH 10

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

SPAN 3

All

4

8

SPAN 4

All

5

8

SPAN 5

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8

--

All

Statistics

3

4

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

United States History

3

8

--

All

World History: Modern

3

8

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 91.0%

% of loans / jobs : 9.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 57.0%

% Judged to have need : 89.0%

% that were offered aid : 89.0%

% that had need fully met : 26.0%

% of need met : 82.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $24,920.00

Avg non need-based aid : $6,022.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $21,621.00

Avg need-based loan : $7,225.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $21,441.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Contact Information

Financial aid office phone : (310) 206-0400

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$13,738.00

$13,738.00

$13,738.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$43,492.00

$43,492.00

$43,492.00

Room and board:

$16,104.00

$15,240.00

$6,837.00

Books and supplies:

$1,314.00

$1,314.00

$1,314.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,422.00

$1,650.00

$1,761.00

Transportation expenses:

$588.00

$1,029.00

$1,956.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$33,166.00

$32,971.00

$25,606.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$62,920.00

$62,725.00

$55,360.00

Important cost information from the school: The 2020-21 Student Health Insurance Premium is $2,605.71. This is a mandatory fee but if a student is covered through private insurance, this can be waived.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Gymnastics

Available

Rowing (Crew)

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Wrestling

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 90

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.4

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 105

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 129

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 68

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 24,328

Transfers admitted percentage: 22.0%

Transfers admitted: 5,538

Transfers enrolled percentage: 13.0%

Transfers enrolled: 3,281

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 92.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 8.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

Transfer minimum college GPA is 2.4 for California residents, 2.8 for nonresidents. 60 transferable semester units. 2 English composition courses, 1 math, and 4 courses chosen from two of the following areas: arts & humanities. Preparation for intended major.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Nov 30

Application fee: $70.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $43,492.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,104.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,240.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $2,920,951.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 115

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 83

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser