The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public institution that is home to leading research centers and institutes, top performing arts programs, an elite Division I athletics program, and the pre-eminent hospital in the Western United States.

Key Facts


  • #20 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2022
  • #1 in Top Public Schools
  • #19 Engineering Programs
  • #13 in Computer Sciences
  • #20 in the Times Higher Education World University rankings 2022

Year founded

  • 1919

School type

  • Private, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 31,002

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 14,074

Student-faculty ratio

  • 18:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 14.1%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1400 / ACT 34

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 4.31

International student population

  • 6,971

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.9

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 80% 

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $56,600

Popular majors

  • Social Sciences, Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Engineering

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $63,669


About the university
  • Famous alumni include Richard Heck, Nobel laureate in Chemistry; Elinor Ostrom, political scientist and first female Nobel laureate in Economics; Francis Ford Coppola, Academy Award-winning director
Kings alumni at UCLA

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