Diverse, progressive and centered in one of the most influential cities in the world, UCLA is a truly international university that offers a world of opportunity. Consistently ranked among the world's top-tier universities and powered by extensive resources, a renowned reputation and — most important — the will to make a real difference in the world, the result is clearly in the numbers.


UCLA is the most applied-to university in the nation. For the fall of 2017, more than 100,000 freshman applications were received.

More than two-thirds of freshmen admitted for Fall 2016 had fully-weighted GPAs of 4.30 and above.

97% of freshmen live in university housing.

52% of UCLA undergraduates receive some sort of financial assistance.

34% of UCLA undergraduates receive Pell Grants — among the highest percentage of any top-tier university in the country.

97% of freshmen live in university housing, 52% of UCLA students receive some sort of financial assistance, and 34% of UCLA undergraduates receive Pell Grants
Over 3800 courses, offering 125 majors, and over 90 minors


The top six most popular undergraduate majors are:
biology, business economics, political science, psychology, psychobiology and economics.

Majors offered: 125+; minors offered: 90+.

UCLA offers nearly 150 graduate degree programs, including an extensive selection of management and health sciences options.

40 UCLA doctoral programs rank among top 10 in their fields nationwide.

UCLA Extension is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive continuing higher education programs, offering 100 certificate programs in 20 different fields, with highly accommodating and customizable scheduling for working adults.

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Research & Resources

Since 2010, UCLA has averaged nearly $1 billion annually in competitively awarded research grants and contracts.

In 2017, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was ranked number one in L.A. and number seven nationally.

UCLA Volunteer Day is one of the nation's largest community participation events for students. Over 5,000 incoming freshmen and transfer students and more than 500 faculty, alumni and team leaders participate annually.

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Impact & Significance

UCLA generates roughly $12.7 billion in economic activity a year to help power the Greater Los Angeles region. With 42,000 full- and part-time jobs, UCLA is among the top five regional employers.

And UCLA means innovation. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA. An active portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions and more than 900 patents means UCLA plays a central role in shaping the world we all live in.

For Every $1 the State Invests, UCLA Returns $34 in Economic Activity. Continue to Economic Impact Report

Updated February 2018