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University of California-Los Angeles Review

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Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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University of California-Los Angeles is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 41,908 students and offering 305 degrees in Los Angeles, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of California-Los Angeles.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
4,088 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
31
4
African Studies
4
American Indian/native American Studies
2
5
American Literature (United States)
28
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
0
0
Anthropology
329
11
9
Archeology
2
5
Area Studies
3
Asian-American Studies
34
3
Asian Studies/civilization
48
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
23
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
2
Cognitive Science
39
Comparative Literature
22
5
0
3
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
2
0
5
East Asian Studies
7
8
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
87
4
1
European Studies/civilization
5
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
89
6
History
323
19
0
21
International/global Studies
48
Islamic Studies
3
0
2
Jewish/judaic Studies
3
Latin American Studies
6
11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
1
Library Science
40
0
0
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
63
6
Linguistics
61
7
13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
242
4
8
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
4
Philosophy
123
4
0
8
Physiological Psychology
315
Political Science
640
10
0
15
Psychology
582
32
0
25
Public Policy Analysis
56
Religion/religious Studies
16
Russian Studies
0
Scandinavian Studies
2
Social Work
96
4
Sociology
396
18
0
23
Southeast Asian Studies
2
Women's Studies
6
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Mathematics and Science
2,455 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
43
Astronomy
0
1
Astrophysics
13
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
16
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
6
7
Biochemistry
209
3
6
Bioinformatics
0
2
Biology
368
3
0
13
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
6
3
1
Biophysics
12
6
5
Biostatistics
18
8
Cellular and Molecular Biology
116
0
0
5
Chemistry
74
28
0
47
Computational Mathematics
22
Environmental Health
4
1
Epidemiology
1
14
Financial Mathematics
34
Geochemistry
2
2
Geography
166
3
8
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
1
Geology/earth Science
10
2
2
Geophysics and Seismology
6
6
6
Human Biology
52
Human/medical Genetics
0
0
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
8
Mathematics
247
19
0
27
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
146
1
13
Molecular Biochemistry
4
0
8
Molecular Biology
13
Molecular Physiology
7
Neuroscience
142
10
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
6
Physics
82
30
16
Physiology
205
15
Statistics
71
18
0
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,700 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
751
10
Business/managerial Economics
224
Development Economics and International Development
140
Economics
531
30
14
International Economics
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
1,420 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
36
20
2
Architecture
22
80
2
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
52
30
27
Chemical Engineering
78
9
10
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
66
5
Civil Engineering
78
62
1
11
Computer Engineering
38
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
156
161
36
Engineering
50
Environmental Science
83
1
Geological/geophysical Engineering
5
Materials Engineering
25
27
13
Materials Sciences
23
Mechanical Engineering
104
82
25
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Education and Liberal Arts
1,163 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
110
Arabic Language and Literature
8
Art Studies
52
16
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
87
3
6
Chinese Language and Literature
12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
2
Education
217
48
Educational Leadership and Administration
25
English Language and Literature
320
13
0
15
Fine Arts and Art Studies
36
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
5
0
7
French Language and Literature
24
0
0
4
German Language and Literature
6
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
1
0
Hebrew Language and Literature
0
Italian Language and Literature
7
3
0
1
Japanese Language and Literature
39
Korean Language and Literature
6
Latin Language and Literature
0
Middle/near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
5
0
6
Portuguese Language and Literature
2
0
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
Russian Language and Literature
7
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
1
0
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
1
2
2
Spanish Language and Literature
52
7
Special Education and Teaching
5
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
746 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
3
0
Dentistry
110
Health Services Administration
2
4
Medical Scientist
5
Medicine
166
Molecular Pharmacology
0
11
Molecular Toxicology
1
Neurobiology and Anatomy
0
Nursing Science
0
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
16
4
Public Health
16
Public Health
168
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
54
178
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Legal and Law
492 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
158
Law
334
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
367 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
4
3
Design and Applied Arts
44
11
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
69
4
4
Film/cinema/video Studies
25
93
0
5
Music
32
15
11
Music History, Literature, and Theory
10
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
20
5
0
11
Visual and Performing Arts
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
304 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
141
115
35
Information Science/studies
8
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Agriculture
15 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of California-Los Angeles.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Engineering
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (UCLA School of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (UCLA School of Dentistry General Practice Residency 12 Months)
Predoctoral (UCLA School of Dentistry Predoctoral Internship)
Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMR)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Orthodontics/Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Department of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Student Psychological Services - John Wooden Center West)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 22 Reviews
Alumni
History, Class of 1973

At that time - only teaching tools.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MFA in Film, Class of 2003

In my field, my school flucuates between #1 and #2 IN THE WORLD.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Career center, bruin walk.com

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1998

Back in those times schools were more traditional. Less use of technology

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 2012

Mock interviews, Dinner for 10 Docs (networking event), resume workshops, career fairs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 2012

Career center, resume workshops, career fair, Alumni networking events

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

Career center offers career panels, career fairs, networking events, etc

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychlofy, Class of 1983

Taught me the thinking process to incorporate new ideas into my world

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 2005

Nothing I'm making use of.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1995

not many that I remember

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2013

Career Center, Career Fairs, Listserv

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical engineer , Class of 1997

Career fairs, a real wafer manufacturing lab, invite top tech companies to campus to recruit.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 22 Reviews
Alumni
History, Class of 1973

Be very respectful of the faculty - whether they were good or not.. It was hard to question them at that time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Lots of clubs, multicultural student body

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology , Class of 2015

Diverse, hyper-pollitically correct, sensitive, studious

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1996

The students generally are either Asian or white, the culture is open and accepting.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 2012

I thought the campus culture was great! There were some hiccups here and there but overall I felt like everyone was pretty accepting of each other.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychlofy, Class of 1983

I was in a fraternity, thus very social

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MSN, Class of 1984

we were a very close group of females in classes together. There was alot of support for each other.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2007

Not sure how it is any more. But it was cool back then. People were chill.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 2005

Energetic, play hard and study harder

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 22 Reviews
Alumni
History, Class of 1973

Very good for that era.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MFA in Film, Class of 2003

USC aside, UCLA has the finest soundstages, etc., worldwide.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Great labs and service buildings

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology , Class of 2015

Old but well kept up and renovated regularly. Some research facilities are ridiculously outdated but the new ones compensate for these with their impressiveness

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1996

Huh - the computer labs were tiny back in my day. The classrooms and dorms were nice and the dining halls were impressive - although I'm sure I wouldn't be happy with the options now as I want to eat healthfully.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1990

Yes to all. UCLA is a major university and has all the amenities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

Dorms are pretty nice although cramped, dining halls were awesome

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychlofy, Class of 1983

They were very large for underclassmen

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MSN, Class of 1984

classrooms were up to date computer labs, dorms, dinning halls were not applicable.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 2005

They were fantastic, no complaints.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
anthropology, Class of 1999

the newer ones are more private and nicer, but older ones are more social

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2007

A mix of old and new. I lived in the new dorms, but went to class mostly in older buildings. The dining halls were all nice.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2013

Up to date, always trying to improve

Rated January 2016
Alumni
political science , Class of 2013

The best out of any schools that I have ever visited.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 22 Reviews
Alumni
History, Class of 1973

Basketball team under Coach John Wooden.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MFA in Film, Class of 2003

Who has time for that?

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Sororities and fraternities are the most popular

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology , Class of 2015

Sororities/fraternities, cultural groups, outdoor adventure clubs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1996

I don't know - the sports were/are big.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1990

Too long ago for me to remember.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2013

I'm not sure what was the most popular... there was a huge variety

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychlofy, Class of 1983

Fraternity parties, sorority dances, football and basketball games, Christian groups,

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature and Psychology, Class of 1993

Cannot recall (it was too long ago)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2007

Samohung Filipino and ACA. They did the hip-hop dance routines. And Dance Marathon! That always got a big turnout.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
political science , Class of 2013

Club sports and events put on by the school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical engineer , Class of 1997

Lots of Hollywood celebs visit campus.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of California-Los Angeles Human and Social Sciences Program
UDC Contributor

Why does my best friend have such a quick temper? What happens to a soldier’s brain after being hit by an IED? How can you tell when someone is lying? From psychoanalytic theory to behaviorism and everything in between, psychology students who attend the University of California-Los Angeles can answer these questions, and more, through the Life Sciences Division of the College of Letters and Science. On the undergraduate level, students are able to earn their degrees in psychology, psychobiology, or cognitive science, while graduate students can focus their studies on areas such as social psychology, learning and behavior, computational cognition, or clinical psychology.

In addition to diverse degree choices, UCLA offers psychology students the opportunity to participate in research through the school’s various academic centers. For example, the UCLA Anxiety and Depression Research Center is currently conducting studies on public speaking anxiety, positive and negative emotions, and motivation and personality development. Similarly, the Fernald Child Study Center focuses on behavioral disorders that affect children and the Psychology of Social Justice Lab researches the influence of social disparities on issues such as bullying, policing, and interpersonal relationships.

Featured Alumni Review
Jackie
Bachelor's in English, Class of 2014

U Deciding on ONE favorite class is tough! I was an English major and my favorite professor taught me English Literature, 1832 to the Present so I will go with that. Professor Jonathan Grossman was the most outstanding professor that I had the pleasure of studying under. He is passionate, enthusiastic, and absolutely brilliant. He is extremely involved with his students and it was obvious that his goal each day was to ignite his same passion for learning within his students.

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Nicholas
Bachelor's in History, Class of 2008

U I felt that UCLA academics constantly challenged me to do better. From my first quarter to my last, I always believed my professors genuinely wanted me to grow as a student and persevere through the most difficult assignments. It was in this setting that my critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills flourished. I wouldn't be the person I am today but for the level of academics I faced at UCLA.

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Heraclio K.
Certificates in Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies, Class of 2015

U I graduated from UCLA's Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Disabled Veterans held at the Anderson School of Management in July of 2015. I received a Certificate in Entrepreneurship after a very intensive training process that allowed all participants to put their business to the test. At the end of it, I had redesigned everything from my product to my business plan. The knowledge allowed me to confidently hire the first two employees in the company, design our first two products, and now just a few short months after graduating, I am ready to start marketing and distributing. The experience was priceless; they brought in professionals that held very successful businesses and instructors that have ventured on many entrepreneur startups. As a beginning entrepreneur, it was helpful to have all these professionals to take a closer look at your business and provide you with their professional opinion on what is possible to do next.

Questions and Answers about University of California-Los Angeles

Do you have questions about furthering your education with University of California-Los Angeles? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

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Who are the notable alumni?
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Given its proximity to Tinseltown, it’s not surprising that the University of California-Los Angeles boasts alumni who have seen quite a lot of success in film and television, such as actors and actresses like Rob Reiner, Joyce DeWitt, Mariska Hargitay, Tom Skerritt, Ben Stiller, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Ames. Also, there have been a number of graduates who went on to make their mark in music, like Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek of The Doors, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Although there are a wealth of UCLA graduates in the entertainment industry, many alumni have made their marks in other types of careers, such as astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, Nobel Prize winning chemist Robert Bruce Merrifield, AIDS researcher David Ho, and mathematician Richard A. Tapia.

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What is the campus setting like?
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UCLA is located on a 419-acre urban campus that is close to three of the area’s most famous neighborhoods: Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Brentwood. Thanks to the location of the campus, students can immerse themselves in the culture of LA by viewing an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, listening to music at the Greek Theatre, or watching an adaptation of a Broadway musical at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. But students don’t have to leave campus to enjoy a rich experience. If you want to express yourself artistically, you can participate in activities such as the Art History Undergraduate Student Association, the Bruin Film Society, the Poetry Garden, or the Photography Club. If you’re a budding entrepreneur, you can connect with likeminded students in the Association of Students in Economics and Commercial Sciences, the International Society of Professional Development, and the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. Even future dentists can find activities on campus through the American Association of Women Dentists and the Bruins Spread Smiles groups on campus.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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UCLA offers hybrid degree programs that combine online instruction with face-to-face activities, such as on-campus meetings with professors. For example, the Fully Employed MBA Program is designed for busy professionals who don’t have the time to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Through this program, students are only required to come to the campus four times per quarter during weekends. In addition to complete degree programs, students can enroll in online certificate programs through UCLA Extension, which offers credentials in areas such as education, building and construction, business, real estate, and information systems.

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UCLA’s sports teams, the Bruins, participate in NCAA Division I competitions for football, basketball, cross country, water polo, softball, and golf. The school has won NCAA Championships for men’s water polo, women’s tennis, baseball, softball, women’s gymnastics, and men’s volleyball.

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UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is dedicated to preserving the world’s natural resources through its innovative environmental research that is conducted in eight research centers. For example, the Center for Clean Air investigates the factors that contribute to pollution on a local, regional, and global level; the Center for Tropical Research conducts studies on infectious diseases, coral reef conservation, migratory birds, and rainforest restoration; and the California Center for Sustainable Communities addresses issues related to creating sustainable systems in the Los Angeles area. In order to conduct its research, the Institute has created partnerships with companies such as Viacom, Paramount, Goldman Sachs, and the CBS Corporation.

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