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University of California - Los Angeles Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of California - Los Angeles. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of California - Los Angeles Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of California - Los Angeles was awarded 3,612 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is actuarial science.

Overall Quality

UCLA is ranked #46 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UCLA held the #65 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 203 colleges in California, UCLA is ranked at #11.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCLA?

Acceptance Rate

University of California - Los Angeles has a very low acceptance rate of 14%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to UCLA just in case you don't make the cut.

Learn more about University of California - Los Angeles admissions.

University of California - Los Angeles Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, University of California - Los Angeles is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of California - Los Angeles is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of California - Los Angeles

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of California - Los Angeles enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UCLA the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 77%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100
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University of California - Los Angeles Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,636 undergraduates at UCLA with 31,068 being full-time and 568 being part-time.

How Much Does University of California - Los Angeles Cost?

The overall average net price of UCLA is $14,279. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCLA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,553 $9,254 $13,081 $19,590 $28,745

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCLA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCLA, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $6,243 a year. That adds up to $24,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCLA is 1.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UCLA Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UCLA make around $60,700 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UCLA students since it is 53% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of California - Los Angeles

University of California - Los Angeles is a public institution located in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for UCLA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
Phone: 310-825-4321
Website: www.ucla.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uclabruins
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ucla

University of California - Los Angeles Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 96 majors graduated from University of California - Los Angeles. Of these students, 10,006 received undergraduate degrees and 4,516 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 824 $55,730
Sociology 779 $34,801
Political Science & Government 692 $37,656
General Psychology 622 $32,213
General Biology 555 $25,833
Child Development & Psychology 398 $23,494
Applied Mathematics 342 $56,641
General English Literature 338 $28,312
Ethnic Studies 334 $29,891
History 319 $27,729

Learn more about the majors offered at University of California - Los Angeles along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCLA

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 41,906 students took at least one online class at University of California - Los Angeles. This is an increase from the 2,153 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 41,906 35,115
2018-2019 2,153 364
2017-2018 2,626 338
2016-2017 2,569 305
2015-2016 2,437 361

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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