University Of California Los Angeles

University Of California Los Angeles

University of California - Los Angeles, also known as UCLA, was established in 1919. On an average, the institution enrolls over 30,000 students every year. A wide selection of degrees from the fields of science, mathematics, and liberal arts are offered to students.

The institution's sports teams are popularly called the Bruins or the UCLA Bruins. The official mascots are Joe and Josephine Bruin. The university has men's and women's teams in basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, golf, tennis, and water polo. There is also a women's team in gymnastics and another in rowing.

Late Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999), an alumnus of UCLA, won the Nobel Prize in 1951 for discovering Plutonium. Jared Diamond, a professor of geography, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his nonfiction titled "Guns, Germs, and Steel". Many other professors and alumni have also received various awards related to their fields of work.

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University of California-Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles , CA 90095-1405
General Phone: (310) 825-4321

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UCLA Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts4,291African studies, Asian studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Southeast Asian studies, area studies, African-American studies, ...
Science1,485biology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, molecular biochemistry, call and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, human genetics, physiology, ...
Therapy and Counseling927cognitive science, psychology, psychobiology
Business and Management871business management, managerial economics
Engineering770aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, ...
Medicine549neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, medical scientist, public health, public health courses
Law387law, foreign lawyers
Education and Teaching340education, educational administration, special ed
Mathematics333mathematics, math, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, statistics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine196various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering189computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy160philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Family and Social Work133public policy analysis, social work
Fine Arts129art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Music120music, music history and theory, musicology
Architecture and Planning114architecture, urban planning
Photography and Commercial Art114film studies
Drama and Performing Arts93dance, drama
Art Studies76art studies
Design51design and applied arts
Medical Administration22environmental health, health services administration
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for UCLA in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree7,08994
Doctor's degree75280
Master's degree2,57183
Post-master's certificate33638
First-professional degree6093

UCLA Student Body

In 2007-2008, UCLA had a total enrollment of 37,476 students (36,796 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 36%
Black 4%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 32%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 28%
22-24 18%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

UCLA Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 97 %
Part-Time 88 %

UCLA Room and Board (2007)

UCLA offers campus housing for 13,630 of its 36,796 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Los Angeles, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UCLA Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560680
SAT Math600730
SAT Writing570690
ACT Verbal2331
ACT Math2532
ACT Composite2431

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

UCLA Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,551
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,572
Room and board $ 12,891
Books and supplies $ 1,551
Other expenses $ 3,138

Financial Aid:
UCLA participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 131500)

UCLA Faculty

UCLA has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track167110
Non-tenured and not on tenure track692435

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year50$135,64122$129,317
Associate professorcalendar year13$85,02114$97,214
Assistant professorcalendar year14$74,99124$80,999
Lecturercalendar year2*6$89,008
No academic rankcalendar year20$58,61940$63,493
All faculty totalcalendar year99$104,178106$87,016

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year709$149,577229$134,147
Associate professoracademic year168$95,95395$93,613
Assistant professoracademic year174$84,747107$79,127
Lectureracademic year69$74,71176$63,444
No academic rankacademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year1,122$126,744508$104,250

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UCLA Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pacific-10 Conference
Basketball Pacific-10 Conference
Baseball Pacific-10 Conference
Track Pacific-10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports36131167

UCLA Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Special Education and Teaching, General

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American Literature (United States)
Arabic Language and Literature
Area Studies, Other
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Comparative Literature
Development Economics and International Development
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Economics
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Korean Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Library Science, Other
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Middle/Near Eastern/Semitic Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Statistics, General

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health Services Administration

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Human/Medical Genetics
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Molecular Pharmacology
Molecular Physiology
Molecular Toxicology
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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