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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Overview

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

University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-4321

Chancellor: Gene D. Block became chancellor on Aug. 1, 2007. Chancellor's 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 $9.2 billion. Academic Planning and Budget

Enrollment: 46,000 students, including 31,636 undergraduates and 14,364 graduate students, medical and dentistry interns and residents. Enrollment data

Degrees: UCLA conferred 14,609 degrees during the 2019–20 academic year. Degrees data

Health Care: UCLA Health comprises four hospitals on two campuses — Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital on the university’s main campus in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center — and more than 200 medical practices throughout Southern California. It also includes the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. UCLA Health hospitals ranked No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 1 in California and No. 4 in the nation in the 2020–21 Best Hospitals assessment by U.S. News & World Report.

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 119 NCAA team championships. UCLA Athletics

 

Students/Academics

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

Admissions: UCLA is the most applied-to university in the country. For Fall 2021, UCLA received 167,876 applications — 139,436 from prospective freshmen and 28,440 students hoping to transfer in for their junior year. Applications came from more than 140 countries and all 50 states. 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: $13,239 in tuition and student services fees for California-resident undergraduates, $42,993 for out-of-state undergraduates. Cost estimates

Financial Support: Ample financial aid means most families pay less than full price. In fact, 45% of undergraduates pay no tuition at all. More than 35% of undergraduates receive Pell Grants, federal aid for students from low-income families. Affordability

Graduation Rate: More than 84% of students entering as freshmen graduate within four years, more than 91% within six years. Time to degree

 

Faculty/Research

Faculty: UCLA’s faculty of 7,790 (as of October 2020) included 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: More than $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: UCLA has more than 1,000 active U.S. patents in its portfolio, and since the beginning of 2012, almost 200 startup companies have been formed based on UCLA discoveries. Technology Development Group

 

Making a Difference

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