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UCLA Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


Royce Hall at UCLA

Royce Hall at UCLA

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UCLA Powell Library

UCLA Powell Library

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UCLA Ackerman Union

UCLA Ackerman Union

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UCLA Description:

Located on 419 acres in Los Angeles' Westwood Village just 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, UCLA sits on a piece of prime real estate. With over 4,000 teaching faculty and 25,000 undergraduates, the university has a bustling and vibrant academic environment. Strengths in liberal arts and sciences earned UCLA a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and research strenghts earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. UCLA is part of the University of California system, and it stands as one of the top-ranked public universities in the country. The UCLA Bruins compete in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference.

Explore the Campus

UCLA Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 39,945 (27,941 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 98% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,697 (in-state); $35,575 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,536 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,453
  • Other Expenses: $3,730
  • Total Cost: $32,416 (in-state); $55,294 (out-of-state)

UCLA Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 68%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 59%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,117
    • Loans: $5,649

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Profiles for Other UC Campuses:

Berkeley | Davis | Irvine | Los Angeles | Merced | Riverside | San Diego | Santa Barbara | Santa Cruz

More Information on the University of California System:

UCLA Mission Statement:

Like other research universities, UCLA's mission is threefold: education, research, and service. Because these components are synergistic, our contribution to society is one in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. On our campus, education, research, and service are not mutually exclusive categories. The same people are engaged in all three activities, and all three endeavors thrive.

statement by Chancellor Albert Carnesale at http://www.ucla.edu/about/mission.html

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