Diverse, progressive and centered in one of the most influential cities in the world, UCLA is a truly international university that offers a world of opportunity. Consistently ranked among the world's top-tier universities and powered by extensive resources, a renowned reputation and — most important — the will to make a real difference in the world, the result is clearly in the numbers.


UCLA is the most applied-to university in the nation. For the fall of 2020, more than 100,000 freshman applications were received.

More than half of UCLA undergraduates receive some sort of financial assistance.

35% of UCLA undergraduates receive Pell Grants — among the highest percentage of any top-tier university in the country.

More than 50% of UCLA students receive some sort of financial assistance, and 35% of UCLA undergraduates receive Pell Grants
Over 3900 courses, offering 125 majors, and over 90 minors


The top six most popular undergraduate majors are:
biology, business economics, political science, psychology, psychobiology and economics.

Majors offered: 125+; minors offered: 90+.

UCLA offers nearly 150 graduate degree programs, including an extensive selection of management and health sciences options.

40 UCLA doctoral programs rank among top 10 in their fields nationwide.

UCLA Extension is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive continuing higher education programs, offering 100 certificate programs in 20 different fields, with highly accommodating and customizable scheduling for working adults.

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Research & Resources

Since 2010, UCLA has averaged nearly $1 billion annually in competitively awarded research grants and contracts.

In 2019, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was ranked number one in L.A. and number six nationally.

UCLA Volunteer Day is one of the nation's largest community participation events for students. Over 5,000 incoming freshmen and transfer students and more than 500 faculty, alumni and team leaders participate annually.

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Impact & Significance

During the 2016-17 fiscal year, UCLA had a total impact of $11.06 billion on the California economy. Over 72,700 full-time jobs throughout the state were supported by the spending activity of UCLA.

In the same period, 24 startups launched using UCLA-developed technology and 251 U.S. patents were issued to UCLA.

Since the year 2000, startup valuations built on UCLA's technology totaled $33 billion. Continue to Economic Impact Report

Updated May 2020