University of California-Los Angeles

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,474
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.62%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
14.3%
108,870 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
44,589
96.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
91.3%
5,248 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 (779 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (692 degrees), and General Psychology (622 degrees).

In 2020, 14,523 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Los Angeles. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,049 degrees), 1.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3469 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Los Angeles is $11,442, which is $−17,187 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Los Angeles is $11,442, which is $−17,187 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,474.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending University of California-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,442
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of California-Los Angeles was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Los Angeles is $−17,187 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,474
2020 Value
4.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of California-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,474. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of California-Los Angeles grew by 4.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,464
Room and Board
$1,463
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Los Angeles was of $15,464 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,463. The cost of room and board increased by 4.4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.897% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of California-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 22% with respect to 2019, when 59% 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.
1.62%
2018 Default Rate
100
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Los Angeles was 1.62%, which represents 100 out of the 6168 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 108,870 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.2% annual decline. Out of those 108,870 applicants, 15,602 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.3% acceptance rate.

There were 44,589 students enrolled at University of California-Los Angeles in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Los Angeles has an overall enrollment yield of 40.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

14.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
15,602
Accepted Out of 108,870

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Los Angeles was 14.3% (15,602 admissions from 108,870 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 12.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.2%, while admissions grew by 13.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Los Angeles in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 44,589 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Los Angeles is 42,939 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,650. This means that 96.3% 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 27.8% White, 26.2% Asian, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Two or More Races, 3.43% Black or African American, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (16.5%), followed by White Female (14.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (16.7%), followed by White Female (15.2%) and Asian Female (9.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44,589 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Los Angeles is 42,939 and the part-time enrollment is 1,650. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at University of California-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
2020 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 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    12,395
  2. Asian
    11,671
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8,711

The enrolled student population at University of California-Los Angeles is 27.8% White, 26.2% Asian, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Two or More Races, 3.43% Black or African American, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,424 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1619 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 (4,049 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3469 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Los Angeles is Sociology (779 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (692 degrees) and General Psychology (622 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 (502 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (817 degrees), and Social Sciences (2,910 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 (319,570 people), Other managers (254,333 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (184,652 people), Postsecondary teachers (164,275 people), and Chief executives & legislators (118,104 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Cultural & Gender Studies (502 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (817 degrees), Social Sciences (2,910 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (196 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (381 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Cultural & Gender Studies (502 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (817 degrees), Social Sciences (2,910 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (196 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (381 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 (406,048 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (326,450 people), Legal services (254,700 people), Computer Systems Design (207,837 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (178,087 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Los Angeles are Cultural & Gender Studies (502 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (817 degrees), Social Sciences (2,910 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (196 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (381 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. 779 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 692 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 622 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Los Angeles was Sociology with 779 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6,452
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
8,071
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 6,452 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Los Angeles, which is 0.799 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,071).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 454 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Los Angeles in Management Science, which is 1.98 times more than the 229 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 571 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Los Angeles in Sociology, which is 2.49 times more than the 229 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
91%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 77% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (94.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Los Angeles is Female and Asian (94.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.62% of graduates (85 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,049 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,469 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,820 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Los Angeles is white (4,049 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3469 degrees).

2.86% of degree recipients (416 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,130 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,934 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,919 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-Los Angeles is white female (2,130 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1,934 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $2.36B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $214M (9.05%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of California-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Los Angeles employs 1,098 Professors, 448 Assistant professors, and 296 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Los Angeles are Male Professors (731), Female Professors(367), and Male Assistant professors (245).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles are: Business and Financial Operations, with 3163 employees, Service, with 1294 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1237 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.36B
2020 Endowment
4.64%
growth from 2019

University of California-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $2.36B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Los Angeles grew 4.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.06B 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. $664M - Federal
  2. $66.1M - State
  3. $72.8M - Local

As of 2020, University of California-Los Angeles received $664M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $66.1M from state grants and contracts, and $72.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.28B
2020 Salaries
7.81%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of California-Los Angeles paid a median of $4.28B in salaries, which represents NaNB% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 7.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.15% growth from 2018 and a 4.05% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$392M
Instructional Salaries
2,149
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of California-Los Angeles paid a total of $392M to 2,149 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
1098 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
3163 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles were Professor with 1,098 employees; Assistant professor with 448 employees; and Assistant professor with 296 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles were Business and Financial Operations with 3,163 employees; Service with 1,294 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,237 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Los Angeles was Male Professor with 731 employees, Female Professor with 367 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 245 employees.

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

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