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University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

About the University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) offers opportunities for inquiry, discovery, and education – and yet is a close community that provides a sense of belonging. The large, 4-year, public university is located in the midst of a vibrant city, offering a primarily residential campus. Bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degrees are all offered at this institution.

A Brief History
A brief history

Founded in 1919 as the "Southern Branch", UCLA initially served the purpose to train teachers through a two-year undergraduate program.

General info
General information

UCLA is home to world-renowned faculty who teach in 230 undergraduate and graduate majors, with more than two dozen academic programmes ranked among the top 20 in their disciplines.


Acceptance Rate

1370 - 1540

Average SAT Score

30 - 35

Average ACT Score

3.9 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)
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Quick facts about UCLA

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Setting: Urban
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 31,543 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 5,920 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 12%
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What is the median starting salary of UCLA graduates?

$63,000 USD

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How hard is it to get into UCLA?

Very! While the admissions rate for UCLA sits at about 12%, it is closer to 8% for international students.

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Notable alumni

UCLA alumni are over 500,000 in number. Notable alumni include actor Ben Stiller, American professional baseball player Jackie Robinson, American dancer Agnes de Mille, film director Francis Ford Coppola, American political scientist Ralph Bunche, author Nathan Myhrvold. American basketball player Kareem Abdul Jabbar and lawyer Johnnie Cochran are also ex-UCLA students who went on to make their individual marks on the world.

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