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.
College Factual ranked UCLA as #25 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 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 #29 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
UCLA also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.
Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into UCLA since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 11%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.
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.
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%.
University of California - Los Angeles has a freshmen retention rate of 97%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
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 80%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,636 undergraduates at UCLA with 31,068 being full-time and 568 being part-time.
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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.
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 12% of students took out student loans averaging $5,965 a year. That adds up to $23,860 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UCLA is 1.6%. 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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|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Political Science & Government||690||$35,138|
|Child Development & Psychology||432||$24,474|
|General English Literature||296||$27,063|
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 2020-2021, 31,312 students took at least one online class at University of California - Los Angeles. This is a decrease from the 41,906 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*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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