About UCLA: Fast facts

UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletics programs

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UCLA campus: 419 acres located in Westwood, a community of Los Angeles. Directions | Photos

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Chancellor: Gene D. Block became chancellor on Aug. 1, 2007. Website

History: Founded in 1919 as the Southern Branch of the University of California. UCLA history

Rankings: The most prominent rankings organizations consistently place UCLA among the top universities in the world for academics, research and community impact. UCLA in the rankings

Budget: UCLA’s budget is approximately $6.7 billion. State funding accounts for only six percent of total revenues. Academic Planning and Budget

Enrollment: 43,301, including 29,585 undergraduates, 12,323 graduate students, and 1,393 medical and dentistry interns and residents. Enrollment data

Health Care: UCLA Health includes Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a neuropsychiatric hospital and a children’s hospital on the Westwood campus; a medical center in Santa Monica; and 150 primary care and specialty care offices across the region that, in total, receive nearly 2 million patient visits a year.

Arts and Culture: UCLA is the leading arts and cultural center in the western United States, hosting more than 1,000 visual and performing arts events each year and attracting more than 500,000 patrons. UCLA Arts

Continuing Education: UCLA Extension, a pioneer in distance learning, offers a vast array of courses, programs and conferences to professionals and others around the world.

Athletics: UCLA has won 115 NCAA team championships. UCLA Athletics



Fields of Study: The UCLA College and 12 professional schools offer more than 5,000 courses in 124 undergraduate majors, 98 master’s programs, 109 doctoral and professional programs, and 91 minors. Course catalog

Admissions: With more than 137,000 undergraduate applicants seeking admission for fall 2018 (first-year and transfer students), UCLA is the most applied-to university in the U.S. Admission overview

Demographics: UCLA takes pride in the extraordinary diversity of our students and in providing opportunity for students, regardless of socioeconomic background. Undergraduate profile

Socioeconomic Diversity: Nearly a third of undergraduates earning a degree are the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university.

Tuition: $13,260 in tuition and student services fees for California-resident undergraduates, $41,274 for out-of-state undergraduates. Cost estimates

Financial Support: Ample financial aid means most families pay less than full price. In fact, more than 40 percent of undergraduates pay no tuition at all. About 39 percent of undergraduates receive Pell Grants, federal aid for students from low-income families. Affordability

Graduation Rate: Almost 70 percent of students entering as freshman graduate within four years, more than 90 percent within six years. Time to degree



Faculty: UCLA’s faculty of approximately 4,300 includes numerous recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Medal of Science, and Guggenheim, MacArthur and other prestigious fellowships, grants and awards. Faculty honors

Research: About $1 billion received each year in competitively awarded grants and contracts, and approximately 6,000 funded research projects underway at any given time. Research data

Impact: Real-world advances in knowledge that enhance quality of life around the globe. Impact and accomplishments

Intellectual Property: In the past six years, more than 140 startup companies have been formed based on UCLA discoveries, and UCLA has more than 1,000 active U.S. patents. Technology Development Group


Making a Difference

Economic Impact: UCLA is responsible for more than $12.7 billion in economic impact annually, and generates $34 for every dollar invested by California taxpayers. Economic impact

Community Involvement: Through academic and service programs, UCLA faculty, students and staff are deeply involved in improving lives throughout Los Angeles neighborhoods. Partners and programs

Volunteering: More than half of UCLA’s undergraduates participate in some form of community service. UCLA Volunteer Center

Alumni: UCLA graduates have been pioneers in almost every field imaginable. Iconic and influential alumni | The Optimists