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UCLA Admissions Information

University of California–Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California (map)


Founded in 1919, the University of California Los Angeles is considered one of the top public universities in the country. With more than 27,000 undergraduates, 150 majors, 5,000 courses and 850 student organizations, UCLA is a large university with many resources to offer its students. Most undergraduates engage in research with a faculty member; in fact, UCLA has Undergraduate Research Centers for the Sciences and Humanities to help students obtain funding and connect with faculty in their field of interest.

Located in a Los Angeles suburb that borders Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, and Brentwood, with an average annual temperature of 73 degrees and 330 days of sunshine, UCLA’s setting is an extra draw. Students enjoy big-city access paired with a quieter residential campus life. A number of community-service programs and organizations, such as UCLA Volunteer Day, bring students into the city to help the locals and the environment.



Basic Info

Main Address: 405 Hilgard Avenue
Box 951405
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
Phone Number: (310) 825-4321  
Website: www.ucla.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban setting, Residential campus  
Athletics: Division I, Intercollegiate, Club, Intramural, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 26,687  
Percent out-of-state: 10%  
Percent international: 3%  
Female to Male ratio: 58:42  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 16:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Managerial Economics
Political Science and Government
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Urban Semester
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for single students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
First-year students are guaranteed on-campus housing
36% of all undergraduates live in college housing
Apartments for married students
Cooperative housing
Special housing for students with disabilities

94% of first-years live in college housing
13% of students join fraternities and sororities.
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Marching band
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #15 "Best Campus Food"
  • Ranked #25 Top National Universities
  • UCLA was the first university to win 100 NCAA team championships.
  • Ranked #13 "Best College Newspaper"
  • Ranked #11 Research Institution in the World

Admissions Information

With an acceptance rate of 22%, UCLA is a highly selective public university. In fact, 97% of incoming freshmen ranked in the top 10% of their high school class. According to its admissions website, UCLA uses a holistic approach when reviewing applicants to find "unique individuals who have demonstrated the intellectual curiosity, tenacity, and commitment to community service expected of the UCLA graduate."

The admissions committee considers a student's full record of academic achievement, personal qualities, potential to use skills to contribute to the campus, standardized tests, extracurricular activities, and potential challenges faced. Different emphasis may be placed on particular criteria depending on a student's intended field of study. For instance, math and science achievement is more carefully considered for students applying to the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Admissions address: 1147 Murphy Hall
Box 951436
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1436
Phone number: (310) 825-3101  
Fax number: (310) 206-1206  
Admissions Website: http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/  
Email: ugadm@saonet.ucla.edu  
Contact Person: Vu Tran, Director of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 55,437  
Percent of applicants admitted: 22%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: November 30  
Early decision/action deadline: No  
Accepts the Common Application? No (online application available on UCLA website)  
Admission requirements: Completed University of California Application for Admission and Scholarships (for up to 9 campuses)
Standardized test scores

If applicable: supplemental materials depending on intended major.

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes: SAT Reasoning Test OR ACT; SAT Subject Tests.
If submitting ACT, the writing section is required.

Score reports due by January 15.
Policy regarding SAT score-use: UCLA considers all SAT scores in its review process and requires that a student submit all scores from all SAT test dates.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4837  
ACT code: 0448  
Learn more about other Top Pre-Med schools:
Stanford   Duke   JHU   University of Washington  

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