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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 86%
Applicants who took ACT: 50%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 42%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 28%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 69%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 30%
SAT I Math score 700+: 46%
SAT I Math score 600+: 76%
ACT score 24-29: 33%
ACT score 30-36: 53%
ACT score 24+: 86%
Students applied: 86,548
Students admitted: 16,059
Admission rate: 19%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 29,633
Full-time enrolled men: 12,796
Full-time enrolled women: 16,237
Part-time enrolled men: 337
Part-time enrolled women: 263
Freshmen retained: 97%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,220
Fees (in state): $1,533
Tuition (out of state): $35,928
Fees (out of state): $1,533
Room and board: $14,903
Est. book expense: $1,610
Total cost (in state): $29,266
Total cost (out of state): $53,974
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,460
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$24,727
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$35,168
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$49,435
Average debt at graduation: $20,759

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 83%
Average need-based aid: $18,806
Average non-need-based aid: $4,539

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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