University of California at Los Angeles

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Los Angeles, CA

$11,442

Avg in-state tuition

$41,196

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California at Los Angeles

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of California, Los Angeles enrolls more than 44,000 students annually. The competitive public university accepts 12% of applicants and graduates 92% of its students. UCLA offers more than 135 majors at the undergraduate level and over 150 master's and doctoral programs. The 419-acre campus is home to 16 recreation centers and over 1,200 student clubs and organizations.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

14% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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96% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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91% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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45k

Students enrolled

94%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

28%

Asian

26%

Hispanic

20%

Non-U.S. Citizen

14%

Two or more races

6%

Unknown

3%

Black

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

56%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $11,442 $41,196
Graduate $11,442 $26,544

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,314
On-campus room and board $17,599
On-campus other expenses $4,625
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $15,241
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,284
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $13,154

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $34,980 $64,734
Off-campus without family $33,281 $63,035
Off-campus with family $25,910 $55,664

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

34%

Institution Grant Aid

50%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,014
State Grant Aid $11,091
Institution Grant Aid $10,043
Pell Grant Aid $4,969

Financial Outlook

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

$52k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.