University of California-Los Angeles.

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of California-Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in Los Angeles, California. UCLA traces its early origins back to 1882 as the southern branch of the California State Normal School (now San Jose State University). It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest (after UC Berkeley) of the 10-campus University of California system. UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, enrolling about 31,500 undergraduate and 12,800 graduate students. UCLA had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university.The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Samueli School of Engineering; School of the Arts and Architecture; Herb Alpert School of Music; School of Theater, Film and Television; and School of Nursing. UCLA has been called a Public Ivy, and has been ranked among the best public universities in the United States by major college and university rankings, including as the top public university in the United States in 2021. As of October 2020, 25 Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, and five Turing Award winners, and two Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force have been affiliated with UCLA as faculty, researchers, or alumni. Among the current faculty members, 55 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 28 to the National Academy of Engineering, 39 to the Institute of Medicine, and 124 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974.UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference. The Bruins have won 129 national championships, including 118 NCAA team championships, more than any other university except Stanford University, whose athletes have won 126. UCLA students, coaches, and staff have won 251 Olympic medals: 126 gold, 65 silver, and 60 bronze. UCLA student-athletes have competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception (1924) and have won a gold medal in every Olympics the U.S. participated in since 1932.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 30,994 students
  • 0.75 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of California-Los Angeles

Environmental Science
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Environmental Science, Biology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Actuarial Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

16,456 students out of 102,225 applicants were accepted into University of California-Los Angeles. They had an average SAT score of 1387. 76% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 62% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of California-Los Angeles was $41,275, while for in-state students it was $13,261. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $42,473.

The average financial aid at University of California-Los Angeles is $19,442. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $21,833 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of California-Los Angeles

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of California-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of California-Los Angeles

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Los Angeles was of $15,441 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,171.

Diversity at University of California-Los Angeles

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017