Consistently ranked in the top tier of national and international universities, UCLA is powered by extensive resources, a renowned reputation, and most importantly, the will to make a real difference in the world—the result can be felt far beyond the campus.

UCLA offers more than 5,000 courses in 109 academic departments which create 125 majors including highly acclaimed fields of medicine, nursing, health care, law, economics, languages, theatre, television, film, science, education and more. There are countless opportunities for research, community outreach and connecting with major players in almost any field.

The campus is located in the beautiful Beverly Hills neighborhood close to the heart of Los Angeles, 15 minutes from the beach and two hours from mountains and desert.

With over 26,000 undergraduate students, UCLA is the largest university in the state of California, has the most culturally diverse campus in the United States and receives more admissions applications than any other university. In fall 2017, UCLA will welcome 6,400 freshmen including students from over 70 countries around the world.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 17%
  • Average ACT range: 29-34
  • Average SAT range: 1940-2250
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Military Sciences; Museum Studies; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Oceanography; Paleontology; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Urban Studies
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  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $58,606


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Gymnastics; Women's Gymnastics; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball; Men's Water Polo; Women's Water Polo

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