University of California-Los Angeles

The University of California–Los Angeles, more commonly known as UCLA, as its name suggests, is located in Los Angeles, California. After the University of California–Berkeley, UCLA is the oldest undergraduate college in the University of California system. UCLA offers nearly 340 graduate and undergraduate degrees in a seemingly never endless array of subjects and disciplines. With a total annual enrollment of just over 42,000 students (12,000 graduate and 30,000 undergraduate), UCLA is largest university in state of California in terms of enrollment. With over 112,000 applications, it is also one of the most applied to schools in the United States.

UCLA is consistently among the top ranked universities in the United States. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, for top academic institutions for 2015-2016 UCLA was ranked 16th world wide. In the Financial Times its MBA program was ranked 23rd in the world and 13th in the nation. QS World University Rankings ranked UCLA 12th in the world. Many of the universities individual departments and programs are ranked among the top ten in the nation within their specific discipline.

The university's 340 degree programs are offered through 7 graduate schools and 5 undergraduate academic colleges. Undergraduate colleges include:

  • College of Letters and Science
  • School of the Arts and Architecture
  • School of Theater, Film and Television
  • School of Nursing
  • Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS)

Graduate-level professional schools include:

  • Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSEIS)
  • Luskin School of Public Affairs
  • Anderson School of Management
  • David Geffen School of Medicine
  • School of Law
  • School of Dentistry
  • Fielding School of Public Health
  • Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  • Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA is well known not only for the quality of its academic programs, but for the quality of its faculty, researchers and alumni. Altogether, 3 Turing Award winners, 13 Nobel laureates and 1 Fields Medalist have taught, attended or performed research at UCLA. Current faculty include professors and researchers who have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences.

In addition to a world-class academic offering, UCLA also offers student-athletes the opportunity to compete in various student sports teams. UCLA student-athletes are collectively known as the "Bruins" and the compete in the Pac-12 Conference. Since the university's inception, student-athletes at UCLA have won over 250 Olympic medals. UCLA sponsors collegiate sports teams in basketball, football, cross coutry, rowing, soccer, volleyball, track and field, softball, golf, water polo, and tennis, among others.

UCLA is a selective school. Getting in isn't easy. While it isn't as selective as Harvard (7% admission rate) or Standford (11% admission rate), with an admission rate of just over 17%, UCLA is one of the most selective universities in state of California and the Western United States. Entering freshman have an average GPA (unweighted) of 3.89. SAT scores for entering freshman range from 1940-2240 (640-760 for Writing, 620-740 for Critical Reading, and 650-770 for Mathematics). ACT scores for entering freshmen range from 28-34.

Graduate programs at UCLA are also very selective. The admission rate across all graduate schools and professional programs ranges from about 3-5%. With an admission rate of 3.2%, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, is one of the most popular medical schools in the nation, as well as one of the most selective.

Anderson Graduate School of Management

UCLA is well known as the home of The Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM)–one of the top business schools and MBA programs in the nation. MBA students at UCLA typically have moderate work experience and an average GMAT score of 568. The MBA program at AGSM is one of the most affordable of all top ranked MBA programs in the nation.

Online Degrees

UCLA offers online courses for students to enhance their campus-based learning experience. Online learning at UCLA offers students additional flexibility in completing their degree. Online courses, certificates and even entire degree programs are offered through individual departments and programs. To participate in an online degree, students must first be admitted to UCLA through the established application process for all students.

General Information

Phone Number: (310) 825-4321
Address: 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 27,000+ undergrad, 12,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 6,945
Out-of-State Tuition $ 29,629
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
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Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
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