University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles, CA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
American Literature (United States)
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Islamic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Korean Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Other Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Fine Arts and Art Studies
Other Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
Other Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Portuguese Language and Literature
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Information Science/Studies

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Design and Applied Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Health
Health Services Administration
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Nursing Research and Science
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Other Nursing
Other Public Health
Public Health (MPH, DPH)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Cognitive Science
Human Biology
International/Global Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Library Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Library Science

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Pharmacology
Other Biomathematics and Bioinformatics
Other Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Actuarial Science
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Other Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Other Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Development Economics and International Development
East Asian Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
International Economics
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Other Geography
Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Studies
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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UCLA Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 87 Reviews

62% of students gave University of California, Los Angeles 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Academics Rating

UCLA is on a quarter system (similar to a trimester system, with summer being considered the fourth quarter), and this is one of the things that attracted me to the university. Students generally take three or four courses at a time for ten weeks, take final exams, and start a new quarter. The general education requirements at UCLA differ from college to college, but they are generally fairly extensive. As a chemistry major, I have ten gen-ed requirements (40-60 credits), an English writing requirement, and a demonstrated proficiency requirement for English and math. This is enough to make UCLA students extremely well-rounded academicians, in my opinion.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

The classes are small with around 10-20 students. The professors are working professionals who come to teach part time their fields specialty. The course work is updated and current to the job market which helps a lot. The work is comparable to any other college course.

UCLA Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 3.20
Retention Rate 96%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held throughout June and August; September orientation for non-residents and international students only.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Education Abroad. Summer Study Abroad. U of California--Sacramento Scholar Intern Program.

Class Sizes at University of California, Los Angeles

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 52%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 10%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 27%
  • 100+ Students: 11%
Fewer than 20 Students 52%
50 - 100 Students 10%
20 - 49 Students 27%
100+ Students 11%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 57
  • Asian: 20
  • Unknown and Other: 15
  • Latino: 5
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 57
Asian 20
Unknown and Other 15
Latino 5
African American 3

Faculty at University of California, Los Angeles

Total Faculty 5,366
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 15,418
Male Faculty 3,414
Part-Time Professors 4,094
Women Faculty 1,952

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