Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 54%
- 20 to 49 students: 26%
- 50 or more students: 20%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Letters and Science
- Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Herb Alpert School of Music
- School of Nursing
- School of the Arts and Architecture
- School of Theater, Film, and Television
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: 3%
- History, General: 2%
- Political Science and Government, General: 3%
- Psychology: 2%
English (including composition)
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Double major
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Student-designed major
It's rare that students take online courses, but if they want to, they'll encounter a plethora of online options. The UCLA Extension program is reasonably priced and offers a range of classes that bolster most majors; however, those studying more offbeat topics should register for old-fashioned lectures. Classes are taught by "instructors," some of whom are UCLA faculty, and most involve reading online lectures and completing one assignment per week.
Best Places to Study
- On the hill next to the Janss Steps
- The Powell Library Reading Room
- Young Research Library, fourth and fifth floors
Tips to Succeed
- Actually go to class.
- Always dispute bad grades.
- Appear interested (even if you're not).
- Ask the TAs tons of questions.
- Buy your books online to avoid paying zillions at the campus bookstore.
- Check your e-mail frequently.
- Don't ever fall behind-the quarter system moves fast.
- Drink lots of coffee!
- Go to office hours.
- Pick classes you actually like.
- Research your professors before choosing your classes.
- Study with other people in the class.
Did You Know?
- Bruins can choose from 127 majors, including the newly introduced ethnomusicology major, the only one of its kind in the United States.
- You can create your own major by running it over with your counselor and pushing through a lot of red tape. Some of these majors catch on and become entrenched in the curriculum, like the international development major.
- Unique general education "clusters" are year-long courses that allow students to knock out a substantial hunk of general ed requirements while bonding with classmates and attending an array of hilarious-sounding field trips, such as fossil hunting in Nevada.