University of California - Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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

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  • 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

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

DGSOM has a fantastic balance of excellent academics, mentorship and volunteer activities, and time for a life outside of school. LA is expensive, but the benefit is a vibrant community in which to learn and live. You pay a lot, but it brings a lot back.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is amazing if you strive to be a social justice educator. It allows us to learn more about how to practice empathy in the classroom while still teaching content. My program in particular has a grant from the US government, so our tuition and fees are paid this year. This kind of program attracts like-minded people, so our discussions during class are rich and meaningful. I think the only cons of this program is the lack of communication from the administration (Office of Student Services) and the workload. They are sometimes slow on getting important information to us or distributing our stipends for the quarter. Also, the workload seems overwhelming at times since we are student teaching and doing classes full-time at UCLA. The good thing is that our faculty is aware of how much work we have so they understand if we need to turn things in later.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The grad program is extremely well run and very, very advanced when it comes to research. The only con may be low funding sometimes that makes it mandatory for students to be a teaching assistant on many occasions, which takes a lot of time away from research. But it is a tremendous program in an amazing school. Truly a blessing.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2017

As a student pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science at University of California - Los Angeles, I am ambitious and hardworking. This program, while academically challenging, is incredibly rewarding. This program offers ample access to a world-renowned faculty, as well as, by extension, access to their network or professionals. The Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the school within which my program is situated, allows opportunities to publish in a national Information Science journal, as well as various clubs through which to gain real life experience in the field. But all of these positives unfortunately come at a steep cost. The Graduate Programs scholarship would be such a positive asset to obtaining my degree from this wonderful institution.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2018

This program is highly competitive for entry and highly supportive after entry.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2017

UCLA's Graduate Program for Architecture is competitive with the Ivy League's. It's stimulating and challenging, and the conversations that take place within it are increasingly questioning architecture as a discipline. Its faculty is young, smart, and growing. Its cons lie in the lack of funding. I don't think they reward their best students enough nor do they reconsider initial financial packages they give out to incoming graduate students. I think the program can be as rewarding as the student makes it to be. The more time and effort put into it, the more he/she can get from it.
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The collective experience and knowledge of the faculty was valuable for professional development purposes; the core curriculum, however, could have been more uniform and consistent.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

The full-time MBA program at UCLA Anderson is great! The career center is second to none and my experience has allowed me to switch careers.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: Great Campus, Lots of resources, great professors Cons: Expensive city, not enough time to network and use campus resources, not enough number of professors. Summary: Great camp with world class reputation but has a capacity to be much more than it is right now.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

Lots of different options for rotations/diversity; bureaucratic at times.
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