University of California, Los Angeles
#23 Overall Influence#31 Desirability Rank

University of California, Los Angeles

Public research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

About This School

How does this school stack up?

The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in Los Angeles, California. UCLA traces its early origins back to 1882 as the southern branch of the California State Normal School . It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest of the 10-campus University of California system.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

113,754

Acceptance

14%

Graduation Rate

91%

Median SAT Score

1405

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$1,784

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$73,200

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

44K

Under-Grads

32K

Graduates

12K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles CA 90095-1405

What is University of California, Los Angeles known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#20 World Rank #11 USA Rank
History
#28 World Rank #13 USA Rank
Mathematics
#30 World Rank #14 USA Rank
Chemistry
#36 World Rank #14 USA Rank
Philosophy
#18 World Rank #14 USA Rank
Computer Science
#16 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Business
#18 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Political Science
#18 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Nursing
#28 World Rank #17 USA Rank
Economics
#47 World Rank #17 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#24 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Education
#32 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Anthropology
#35 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Sociology
#42 World Rank #19 USA Rank
Literature
#35 World Rank #19 USA Rank
Psychology
#30 World Rank #20 USA Rank
Biology
#33 World Rank #20 USA Rank
Law
#23 World Rank #20 USA Rank
Social Work
#65 World Rank #21 USA Rank
Physics
#30 World Rank #21 USA Rank
Medical
#32 World Rank #25 USA Rank
Engineering
#61 World Rank #26 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#17 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Communications
#20 World Rank #17 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are University of California, Los Angeles's Most influential alumni?

University of California, Los Angeles's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Business, Communications, and Computer Science. University of California, Los Angeles’s most academically influential people include George C. Williams, Vint Cerf, and Hilary Putnam.

George C. Williams
George C. Williams

Evolutionary biologist from the United States

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Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf

American computer scientist

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Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam

American philosopher

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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

American actress, model, and singer

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Glenn Seaborg
Glenn Seaborg

American scientist

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Paul Baran
Paul Baran

American engineer

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Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director

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Starhawk
Starhawk

American author, activist and Neopagan

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Elinor Ostrom
Elinor Ostrom

American political economist

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Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola

American filmmaker

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Barry Diller
Barry Diller

American businessman

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Sam Harris
Sam Harris

American author, philosopher and neuroscientist

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