College Spotlight: University of California--Los Angeles

The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.

The University of California--Los Angeles  is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:

From humble beginnings to becoming the most applied-to university in the nation, UCLA has a history of rewriting it. Broad thinking and optimistic perspectives have always been our catalysts—allowing us to redefine the possible time after time. In each field, across all disciplines and in every arena, greatness has become the UCLA hallmark.

Diverse, progressive and surrounded by one of the most influential cities in the world, UCLA operates on a global level. Consistently ranked in the top tier of national and international universities and powered by extensive resources, a renowned reputation, and most importantly, the will to make a real difference in the world—the result can be felt far beyond the campus.

The university alone generates roughly $5.6 billion a year worth of goods and services. This helps power the economy of the Greater Los Angeles region. And through innovations, developments and active patents, UCLA is playing a central role in shaping the world we all live in.

Type of school: Public 

Setting: Urban, very large city

Size: 27,199 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,825 

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1.

Acceptance percentage: 26%

Tuition and fees: $12,686 in-state, $35,564 out-of-state (2012-2013)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $18,868 (2012-2013 estimate for students living on campus)
Address: 1147 Murphy Hall, Box 951436, Los Angeles, CA  90095-1436
Phone: 310.825.3101
Twitter accounts: @UCLA
Facebook: UCLA
All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information.  To see other schools in the College Spotlight series, click here.