Graduate Admissions at the University of California Los Angeles

Choosing UCLA means you’ll be joining a prestigious, diverse, impactful, and collaborative community at one of the most respected research universities in the world.

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UCLA awards & honors

Founded in 1919 as the southern branch of the University of California, UCLA awarded its first graduate degree fourteen years later to Helen Cecilia Benner. Since then, graduate studies at UCLA has blossomed into 133 degree programs—fertile ground for winners of everything from National Medals of Science to Pulitzer Prizes.

An affordable education—with over $1 billion in research funding

In addition to your department’s financial support, we have dedicated staff at UCLA devoted to helping all our incoming and continuing graduate students to find funding for your research projects and your education.

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A truly global community

We attract students from all over the world. International students make up 30% of the graduate student body. UCLA goes to incredible lengths to support our diverse student body.

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Our location

Los Angeles is one of the world’s most dynamic, diverse, and truly global cities. LA attracts people the world over with opportunities to shape culture, business, technology. In major metropolitan area, 4 million people power the world’s 5th largest economy.

And the weather? There’s more truth than fiction to LA’s “sunny and 72°” reputation.

Bordered by iconic neighborhoods, UCLA is at the crossroads of ideas, cultures, and limitless experiences and opportunities.

Come visit us.

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