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
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
  • 17 days ago
My experiences with course and professors at UCLA has thus far been quite brilliant! The courses are so interesting and always get me thinking about the most compelling of questions. I have learned more in the past 6 months here than I have in my 12 years in primary/secondary school. The professors I have had are more than willing to help and answer any questions about the material learned in class, and are all intelligent masterminds of their subject/field. There are thousands of courses offered at UCLA, which makes it fun to choose your schedule of classes every quarter. Overall, I have enjoyed the courses and professors, as it has opened my eyes to the unending possibilities of the world.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
I love my school. The academics are top-notch. The students are super friendly and approachable. With over 1,000 clubs on campus, there are so many ways to get involved. I am in many clubs including a non-profit organozation, a volunteer club, a tutoring program, an educational reform club, a political activism committee, etc. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely choose UCLA again. Oh, and the food is the best!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago