Los Angeles, CA
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$35,570 ($12,692)
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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is diversity on campus, but in regards to race, it is not as abundant.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is extremely diverse in every aspect. The school is not as overwhelmingly Asian as people expect. I was surprised to see more diverse students than Asians.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of diversity on campus. UCLA mainly does a good job with providing a welcoming atmosphere. There are a lot of resources on campus that provide support groups for any category you may happen to fall into.

4 College Junior

Diversity: UCLA is certainly a diverse campus, incorporating students from all over the world who bring with them their language, culture, religion, etc. Like any college campus today, there is a liberal bias and UCLA has traces of activism, although nowhere near the degree of UC Berkeley. A good majority of students identify as Conservative fiscally, and liberally progressive. Hilary Clinton recently spoke here to a sold out crowd in minutes. The campus has an LGBT center, and you can spot a few easiy identifiable homosexuals, although not many. I have found that there is a large diversity when it comes to economic backgrounds. A lot of students I have met are the first college students in their family, while others have siblings and parents who have attended UCLA.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is still a lot of room for more diversity.


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Suzy Strutner
Newport Beach, Calif.
Communication Studies
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UCLA’s campus is one of the most diverse in the United States. There are several resource centers on campus for minority students and anyone who wants to learn about other cultures, including the Center for African American Studies, American Indian Students Center, Asian American Studies Center, and the LGBT Campus Resource Center, and there are interesting cultural exhibitions and shows available weekly. There are also plenty of minority student clubs on campus, including the Afrikan Student Union, Asian Pacific Coalition, and MEChA (for Hispanic students).

But, while UCLA is home to students from varied backgrounds, it seems like most tend to mingle within their own ethnic groups. When it does occur, racial bonding is facilitated by intramural sports, parties, and interest-based clubs. Some people are intimidated by ethnic clubs and are hesitant to embrace other cultures, and the vocalization of minority groups can make them seem more plentiful than they really are. But, making a friend for life with a person of another race is definitely possible if you're willing to cross the occasionally rough barrier.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 28%
20-21: 29%
22-24: 16%
25+: 25%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 22%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 67%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
There is a LGBT Resource Center on campus, and there is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program. However, with such a varied campus, it's a wonder students aren't more accepting of the many gay pride demonstrations that occur. Nobody's outright hateful of homosexuals, but nobody openly embraces them, either.
Political Activity
Whenever policies are instated that affect campus, you can bet a club will host an all-out protest. Rallies, megaphone-yellings, and marches are commonplace as students blast their respective political ideologies. Though they can get obnoxious, it's nice to be reminded of the aware and active attitude of the student body.
Economic Status
Unlike some top-notch universities, the economic status of Bruins is varied. Nobody's ashamed to disclose their reliance on financial aid, and few flaunt their wealth. People seem to place more emphasis on character than money.
Most Common Religions
UCLA's religious displays are overwhelmingly Christian, though Jewish and Muslim students occupy a large social space, as well. Bible studies are plentiful for those interested, and Hillel (the Jewish student center) bakes and sells very popular Challah bread each Friday.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The minority clubs at UCLA are a political juggernaut on campus-minority students have pride and aren't afraid to encourage change with rallies and protests. There is a political action group at UCLA that mainly comprises the minority clubs and associations on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 161 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 13% Not sure
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 13% Conservative
  • 29% Moderate
  • 35% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 161 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Conservative
  • 29% Moderate
  • 17% Not sure
  • 48% Liberal
  • 4% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 166 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 166 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 60% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 161 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 6% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 34% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 60% Very accepting.



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