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University of California-Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
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University of California-Los Angeles Review

A Excellent
4.4318 Based on 22 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

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.

4603 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
 
 
5
 
 
African-American/Black Studies
 
44
1
 
 
American Indian/Native American Studies
 
2
8
 
 
American Literature (United States)
 
25
 
 
 
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
 
0
0
 
 
Anthropology
 
244
2
 
8
Archeology
 
 
1
 
6
Area Studies, Other
 
10
 
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
64
 
 
 
Asian-American Studies
 
23
8
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
18
 
 
 
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
 
42
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
3
 
4
Cognitive Science
 
93
 
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
27
2
0
5
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
 
0
0
24
East Asian Studies
 
0
12
 
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
106
1
 
4
European Studies/Civilization
 
6
 
 
 
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
 
124
3
 
3
History, General
 
332
9
0
17
International/Global Studies
 
80
 
 
 
Islamic Studies
 
 
0
0
1
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
12
3
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Library Science, Other
 
 
52
1
0
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
 
76
 
 
0
Linguistics
 
77
9
 
8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
212
4
 
6
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
9
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
126
4
0
4
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
 
366
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
647
5
0
13
Psychology, General
 
635
33
0
29
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
64
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
20
 
 
 
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
 
 
0
Russian Studies
 
4
 
 
 
Scandinavian Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Social Sciences, Other
 
 
21
 
 
Social Work
 
 
102
 
6
Sociology
 
658
14
0
13
Southeast Asian Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
0
0
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

3062 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
 
84
 
 
Astronomy
 
 
0
 
2
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
 
 
4
 
3
Astrophysics
 
12
 
 
 
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
1
5
 
4
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
 
8
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
408
0
 
4
Bioinformatics
 
 
5
 
5
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
472
16
0
8
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
 
17
2
 
1
Biophysics
 
16
10
 
10
Biostatistics
 
 
44
 
14
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
200
0
0
2
Chemistry, General
 
56
38
0
42
Computational Mathematics
 
46
 
 
 
Environmental Health
 
 
11
 
5
Epidemiology
 
 
5
 
16
Financial Mathematics
 
126
 
 
 
Geochemistry
 
 
14
 
4
Geography
 
75
6
 
8
Geography, Other
 
63
 
 
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
16
3
 
1
Geophysics and Seismology
 
6
5
 
6
Human Biology
 
104
 
 
 
Human/Medical Genetics
 
 
0
 
2
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
 
41
 
 
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
 
11
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
54
24
0
24
Mathematics, Other
 
89
 
 
 
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
 
125
0
 
3
Molecular Biochemistry
 
 
26
0
24
Molecular Biology
 
 
1
 
21
Molecular Physiology
 
 
 
 
17
Neuroscience
 
139
 
 
11
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
 
 
0
 
0
Physics, General
 
60
22
 
22
Physiology, General
 
109
12
 
 
Statistics, General
 
164
22
0
9
Statistics, Other
 
 
16
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1814 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Economics
 
 
68
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
829
 
9
Business/Managerial Economics
 
197
 
 
 
Development Economics and International Development
 
121
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
562
10
 
18
International Economics
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1787 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
43
18
 
3
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
 
 
141
 
 
Architecture
 
24
1
 
2
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
140
38
 
40
Chemical Engineering
 
86
9
 
17
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
 
75
 
3
Civil Engineering, General
 
64
93
0
13
Computer Engineering, General
 
55
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, Other
 
 
3
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
148
227
 
39
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other
 
 
1
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
42
 
 
Engineering, Other
 
 
1
 
 
Environmental Science
 
75
 
 
3
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
 
3
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering
 
 
4
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
20
39
0
23
Materials Science
 
14
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
154
106
 
18
Structural Engineering
 
 
2
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1071 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
 
156
 
 
 
Arabic Language and Literature
 
9
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
67
3
 
6
Art/Art Studies, General
 
48
17
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
18
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
2
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
206
 
36
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
23
English Language and Literature, General
 
280
5
0
9
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
 
15
 
 
 
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
17
 
0
7
French Language and Literature
 
15
0
0
2
German Language and Literature
 
6
 
 
 
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
0
 
2
Hebrew Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
11
0
0
2
Japanese Language and Literature
 
21
 
 
 
Korean Language and Literature
 
14
 
 
 
Latin Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
 
7
0
3
Music Teacher Education
 
7
 
 
 
Portuguese Language and Literature
 
1
0
 
 
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
 
 
0
Russian Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 
0
0
 
 
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
2
0
 
2
Spanish Language and Literature
 
44
4
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
 
2
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

723 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
 
12
 
16
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
 
 
0
 
0
Dentistry
 
 
 
 
95
Health Services Administration
 
 
0
 
1
Medical Scientist
 
 
6
 
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
162
Molecular Pharmacology
 
 
0
 
7
Molecular Toxicology
 
 
 
 
4
Neurobiology and Anatomy
 
 
0
 
0
Nursing Science
 
0
 
 
 
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
 
 
12
 
3
Public Health, General
 
 
0
 
 
Public Health, Other
 
 
156
 
14
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
 
44
183
 
8

430 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
242
157
 
24
Information Science/Studies
 
 
0
 
7

417 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
 
19
3
 
 
Design and Applied Arts, Other
 
51
11
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
81
18
 
0
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
30
103
0
4
Jazz/Jazz Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Music History, Literature, and Theory
 
2
 
 
 
Music, General
 
28
23
 
8
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
26
1
0
7
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
 
1
 
 
 

19 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Engineering
 
0
 
 
 
Ecology
 
19
 
 
 

0 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
0
 
 
 

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Online Programs

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

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Engineering, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Predoctoral (UCLA School of Dentistry Predoctoral Internship)
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (General Practice Residency 12 Months)
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMR)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Prosthodontics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • 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 (Student Psychological Services - John Wooden Center West)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior)
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
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate 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

* 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?

3.9545454545455 Based on 22 Reviews
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1973

    At that time - only teaching tools.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MFA in Film, Class of 2003

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    Career center, bruin walk.com

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1998

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

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2012

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2012

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 2013

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

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychlofy, Class of 1983

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Literature, Class of 2005

    Nothing I'm making use of.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1995

    not many that I remember

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2013

    Career Center, Career Fairs, Listserv

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical engineer , Class of 1997

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

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.5909090909091 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.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    Lots of clubs, multicultural student body

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology , Class of 2015

    Diverse, hyper-pollitically correct, sensitive, studious

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1996

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

    5 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychlofy, Class of 1983

    I was in a fraternity, thus very social

    5 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 2007

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 2005

    Energetic, play hard and study harder

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.6818181818182 Based on 22 Reviews
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1973

    Very good for that era.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MFA in Film, Class of 2003

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    Great labs and service buildings

    5 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

    5 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1990

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 2013

    Dorms are pretty nice although cramped, dining halls were awesome

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychlofy, Class of 1983

    They were very large for underclassmen

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MSN, Class of 1984

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Literature, Class of 2005

    They were fantastic, no complaints.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    anthropology, Class of 1999

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

    5 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 2013

    Up to date, always trying to improve

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    political science , Class of 2013

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

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.5 Based on 22 Reviews
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1973

    Basketball team under Coach John Wooden.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MFA in Film, Class of 2003

    Who has time for that?

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    Sororities and fraternities are the most popular

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology , Class of 2015

    Sororities/fraternities, cultural groups, outdoor adventure clubs

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1996

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1990

    Too long ago for me to remember.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 2013

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychlofy, Class of 1983

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

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

    Cannot recall (it was too long ago)

    5 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    political science , Class of 2013

    Club sports and events put on by the school.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical engineer , Class of 1997

    Lots of Hollywood celebs visit campus.

    5 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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.

    Answered by: Universities.com
What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • 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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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • 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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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • 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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