Rank: 5

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CAwww.ucla.edu/
Median SAT/ACT
1330/30
Enrollment
31,797
There's a lot of star power at UCLA. There are professors like computer science pioneer Leonard Kleinrock, who sent the first message over the Internet; Pulitzer Prize-winning geographer Jared Diamond; and Lloyd Shapley, the 2012 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. And then there are the students: The Theater, Film and Television school, among the best in the country,...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$35,300
% of students who get any grants
61%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$14,900
Average price for low-income students
$7,600
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
96%
% of need met
82%
% of students who get merit* grants
3%
Average merit grant
$4,500
student success
Graduation rate
91%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$15,000
Average salary within 5 years
$53,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
55%
admissions
Acceptance rate
17%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1330/30
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
30-Nov

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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I've only spent two years at UCLA, so my review only encapsulates so much of the overall experience most other students who spent four years at the school would have. My experience was great in regards to academic opportunities and campus vibes. If there was anything off-putting at all about...
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The first thing that comes to mind is the housing here at UCLA. I was lucky enough to receive one of the better, newer buildings, so my experience here has been great. The study and social lounges are equipped with new, comfortable furniture and lights that turn on and off...
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I've only spent two years at UCLA, so my review only encapsulates so much of the overall experience most other students who spent four years at the school would have. My experience was great in regards to academic opportunities and campus vibes. If there was anything off-putting at all about...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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