University of California, Los Angeles
#24 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. 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 and oldest of the campuses in Southern California. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,500 undergraduate and 12,800 graduate students and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university.

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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

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#15 World Rank #12 USA Rank
Nursing
#16 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Business
#17 World Rank #14 USA Rank
Political Science
#17 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Communications
#18 World Rank #14 USA Rank
Computer Science
#18 World Rank #11 USA Rank
History
#20 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#26 World Rank #22 USA Rank
Social Work
#26 World Rank #19 USA Rank
Education
#29 World Rank #14 USA Rank
Chemistry
#29 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Economics
#30 World Rank #21 USA Rank
Medical
#31 World Rank #13 USA Rank
Mathematics
#31 World Rank #24 USA Rank
Engineering
#32 World Rank #21 USA Rank
Biology
#33 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Anthropology
#33 World Rank #19 USA Rank
Law
#34 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Psychology
#36 World Rank #18 USA Rank
Sociology
#36 World Rank #13 USA Rank
Philosophy
#43 World Rank #20 USA Rank
Literature
#46 World Rank #17 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#61 World Rank #26 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#64 World Rank #21 USA Rank
Physics

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 Nursing, Business, and Political Science. University of California, Los Angeles’s most academically influential people include Vint Cerf, George C. Williams, and Marilyn Monroe.

Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf

American computer scientist

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George C. Williams
George C. Williams

Evolutionary biologist from the United States

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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

American actress, model, and singer

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Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam

American philosopher

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Paul Baran
Paul Baran

American engineer

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Glenn Seaborg
Glenn Seaborg

American scientist

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Starhawk
Starhawk

American author, activist and Neopagan

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Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola

American film director and producer

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Elinor Ostrom
Elinor Ostrom

American political economist

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Sam Harris
Sam Harris

American author, philosopher and neuroscientist

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Andrew Viterbi
Andrew Viterbi

Italian-born American electrical engineer and businessman

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Steve Martin
Steve Martin

American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer

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