University of California - Los Angeles

4,363 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
University of California - Los Angeles is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Website

University of California - Los Angeles Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
19%
SAT Range
1190-1460
ACT Range
27-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,510/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,027/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,526/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,606/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,360/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,322/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.323 responses
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.326 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.326 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,033Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 203 responses
Report
  • Studious and party animals. How? Beats me.
    35%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Every type, but studious. Very diverse in everyway
    13%
  • Studious
    12%
  • Legend in the making
    4%
  • Addicted to Adderall
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.389 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.487 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 224 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    29%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    17%
  • Oppurtunistic
    16%
  • The best.
    10%
  • Worthwhile and engaging
    5%
  • Overrated
    4%

After University of California - Los Angeles

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.239 responses

Reviews

4,363 reviews
  • Excellent
    970
  • Very Good
    1944
  • Average
    1238
  • Poor
    145
  • Terrible
    66
UCLA has a great sense of community, being a public school. No-one is made to feel uncomfortable and people of all spectrums are respected.

The faculty who teach are also research advisors to students, and are very advanced in their field. This is very motivating.

Additionally, although keeping up during the quarter is important, UCLA has an easygoing atmosphere, where even award-winning faculty are very approachable, and students are friendly and willing-to-help. The campus is also very safe with police escorts to walk with/ evening drop-off van services, and has it's own hospital network and police station.

The weather is agreeable too!
  • College Senior
  • Aug 3 2015
The first thing that comes to mind is the housing here at UCLA. I was lucky enough to receive one of the better, newer buildings, so my experience here has been great. The study and social lounges are equipped with new, comfortable furniture and lights that turn on and off depending on the amount of activity in the room it reads. The food is great. We have restaurants similar to Panda Express and Chipotle, and they are right below my building so it's not much of a walk at all!
Additionally, there are resources all around campus that are noticeably accessible to me, such as math tutoring from fraternities/sororities, counseling programs, clubs and activities that offer social circles, essay reviewers, and so on.
  • Freshman
  • 12 days ago
I love UCLA! At first I was afraid of the large student population and the competitive setting (my college is ranked among the best schools in the US and worldwide). Notheless, competition among students is far superceded by the students' willingness to collaborate with other peers. The faculty is extremely helpful and is always available if you need help, not to mention that many professors are highly acclaimed experts in their field. For instance, one of the professors in the Mathematics department is Terence Tao!

As for the student extracurriculars, UCLA has much to offer. There are hundreds of organizations or clubs that you may want to join, and they vary greatly from acapella to financial or social justice groups. This is a great way of getting involved in the community.

Overall, I love UCLA not only for its high ranks but for the smart and welcoming people you can find here.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 19 2015