University of California, Los Angeles Profile


UCLA is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a Normal School in 1919, it later became the first branch of the University of California system. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Letters and Science; the Schools of Engineering and Applied Science, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Public Policy and Social Research, and Theatre, Film, and Television; the Graduate School of Education and Information Science; and the Anderson School of Management. Its 419-acre campus is located in Westwood Village, within the corporate limits of Los Angeles. Campus architecture contains Tudor-Gothic, Italian Romanesque and modern styles.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 23% of 57,670 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: November 30
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: 4.25
SAT Math: 662 average  600-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading:  622 average  570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 641 average  580-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 28 average  25-32 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance:  In-state: $31,554  Out-of-state: $54,432
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $12,686 Out-of-state: $35,564
Room and Board: $13,979
Average Percent of Need Met: 81%
Average Freshman Award: $19,561
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $18,203

Academic Calendar System: Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,998
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001315: Free

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