University of California-Los Angeles

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,718
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.04%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
12.3%
111,321 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
44,371
96.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
90.5%
5,074 Graduates

About

University of California-Los Angeles is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Los Angeles were Sociology (658 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (647 degrees), and General Psychology (635 degrees).

In 2019, 13,911 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Los Angeles. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,027 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3395 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Los Angeles is $11,442, which is $-17,058 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Los Angeles is $11,442, which is $-17,058 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,718.

In 2019, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,442
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of California-Los Angeles was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Los Angeles is $-17,058 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,718
2019 Value
4.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of California-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,718. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of California-Los Angeles grew by 4.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,812
Room and Board
$1,450
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Los Angeles was of $14,812 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,450. The cost of room and board increased by 3.41% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 23.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of California-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.67% with respect to 2018, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.04%
2017 Default Rate
64
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Los Angeles was 1.04%, which represents 64 out of the 6179 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of California-Los Angeles received 111,321 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.14% annual decline. Out of those 111,321 applicants, 13,720 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 12.3% acceptance rate.

There were 44,371 students enrolled at University of California-Los Angeles in 2019, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Los Angeles has an overall enrollment yield of 43.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

12.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,720
Accepted Out of 111,321

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Los Angeles was 12.3% (13,720 admissions from 111,321 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 14%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.14%, while admissions declined by -14.1%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
4,802
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Los Angeles in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 44,371 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Los Angeles is 42,767 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,604. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28% White, 25.1% Asian, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.38% Two or More Races, 3.45% Black or African American, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (15.8%), followed by White Female (14.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (16.9%), followed by White Female (14.5%) and Asian Female (8.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44,371 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Los Angeles is 42,767 and the part-time enrollment is 1,604. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of California-Los Angeles was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-Los Angeles had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,403
  2. Asian
    11,118
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8,703

The enrolled student population at University of California-Los Angeles is 28% White, 25.1% Asian, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.38% Two or More Races, 3.45% Black or African American, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,263 students (2.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1377 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Los Angeles. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Los Angeles is white (4,027 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3395 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Los Angeles is Sociology (658 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (647 degrees) and General Psychology (635 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Los Angeles, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (454 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (730 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (246 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (320,895 people), Other managers (268,035 people), Postsecondary teachers (170,765 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (144,123 people), and Secondary school teachers (129,159 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Cultural & Gender Studies (454 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (730 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (246 degrees), Social Sciences (2,563 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (409 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Cultural & Gender Studies (454 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (730 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (246 degrees), Social Sciences (2,563 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (409 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Elementary & secondary schools (414,419 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (329,963 people), Legal services (251,553 people), Computer Systems Design (230,481 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (178,514 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Cultural & Gender Studies (454 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (730 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (246 degrees), Social Sciences (2,563 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (409 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of California-Los Angeles.
Most Common
  1. 658 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 647 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 635 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Los Angeles was Sociology with 658 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

6,267
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
7,644
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 6,267 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Los Angeles, which is 0.82 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,644).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 562 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Los Angeles in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.04 times more than the 276 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 544 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Los Angeles in General Psychology, which is 3.56 times more than the 153 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 75% of students graduating from University of California-Los Angeles completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 92% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Los Angeles is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.85% of graduates (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,027 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,395 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,450 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Los Angeles is white (4,027 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3395 degrees).

2.43% of degree recipients (338 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,137 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,890 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,865 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Los Angeles is white female (2,137 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,890 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $2.26B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $135M (5.99%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of California-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Los Angeles employs 1,109 Professors, 422 Assistant professors, and 296 Lecturers. Most academics at University of California-Los Angeles are Male Professors (746), Female Professors(363), and Male Assistant professors (239).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles are: Business and Financial Operations, with 3167 employees, Service, with 1635 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1255 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.26B
2019 Endowment
6.1%
growth from 2018

University of California-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $2.26B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Los Angeles grew 6.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.94B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $630M - Federal
  2. $67.7M - State
  3. $75.2M - Local

As of 2019, University of California-Los Angeles received $630M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $67.7M from state grants and contracts, and $75.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.97B
2019 Salaries
7.15%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of California-Los Angeles paid a median of $3.97B in salaries, which represents NaNB% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 7.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.05% growth from 2017 and a 10.4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$381M
Instructional Salaries
2,138
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of California-Los Angeles paid a total of $381M to 2,138 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.59% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
1109 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3167 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles were Professor with 1,109 employees; Assistant professor with 422 employees; and Assistant professor with 296 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles were Business and Financial Operations with 3,167 employees; Service with 1,635 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,255 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles was Male Professor with 746 employees, Female Professor with 363 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 239 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of California-Los Angeles.

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