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University of California, Los Angeles

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Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1919
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 25,432
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $2,906,498,000
Admissions Address

405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 4.0
Send application by: November 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Vu Tran
Admissions office telephone: (310) 825-3101
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $3,800 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History 2 2
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 15 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 26%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 26%
Total applicants: 47,317
Total acceptances: 12,189
Total freshman enrollment: 4,810
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 21,307
Male acceptances: 5,364
Male freshman enrollment: 1,952
Female applicants: 26,010
Female acceptances: 6,825
Female freshman enrollment: 2,858
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 97%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 100%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: 4.0
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 570 - 690
Math: 610 - 720
Combined: 1180 - 1410


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 21.0% 40.0%
600-699 48.0% 39.0%
500-599 26.0% 17.0%
400-499 5.0% 4.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 30%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 - 31
Math: 25 - 31
Composite: 24 - 30


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 31.0% 35.0% 39.0%
24-29 50.0% 43.0% 46.0%
18-23 18.0% 20.0% 14.0%
12-17 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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