University of California - Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 276 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NAST
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 43,548 (30,873 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,003 in-state; $28,105 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2016

UCLA anderson school of management has been rated top 20 in the world. The quality of instruction is amazing
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall this is an excellent program. While it is expensive to attend, it is still much cheaper than other dental schools and does a great job of providing a comprehensive dental education.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to return to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Information Studies. The faculty in this program is amazing--leaders in the field who are not only prolific researchers, but also engaged and engaging teachers and mentors. I am proud to be affiliated with people at the forefront of the Information Studies who are changing the way we think about information in more contexts than this comment field can accommodate.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty are supportive and really want you to succeed!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

motivated faculty and multiple opportunities for inter-departmental collaboration.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Large department with many cooperative research efforts. The faculty are very open and receptive to collaboration and are easy to talk to. Cons: Large department makes it hard to have a graduate student community, though being in a big city makes this easier to deal with.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

UCLA is a premiere university and provides an excellent program for future California teachers. One of the major benefits of the program is that it educates teachers on how to be advocates for social justice in the education system. It is a thrill to work alongside faculty in the city who care about the well being of the community. A drawback to the program is the size. We are in cohorts but the cohort groups are between 20-30 graduate students which is a little too large for small group discussions in our seminars.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Renowned faculty Cons: Poor financial aid
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - location, accessibility of faculty Cons - affordability of living, turnover of faculty
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

The first year is heavily packed with coursework, you are constantly assigned problems and being evaluated. You pretty much spend the entire year preparing for your comprehensive exams in June/July (i.e., there is no room for independent research in the first year), which you must pass with sufficient margin to continue in the program. For most people, it is a rough year with little room for much else than education and work, but you learn of ton in the first year and the ones who pass come out strong. Furthermore, LA is a great city to live in as a young person. Whatever interests and hobbies you may have, they can be pursued on campus or nearby in the city.
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