University of California - Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 18 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

4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Ucla Law provided not only a rigorous legal education but more importantly provided me with invaluable networking opportunities with leaders in the legal world. I was able to secure my dream job with the help and support of the school. I would highly recommend UCLA.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - Collegial environment between students and professors. Great reputation in Southern California. Wide network and alumni base is available for students who actively pursue to expand their network. Cons - Career services could be better. Students most successful at finding their jobs did most of their own research and grunt work.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel like the academic standard of the LLMs is lower than for other schools. I think there could be broader variety in certain courses but for what I am studying it is great. The faculty assistants are great and the faculty themselves are generally available. I think the alumni network if you want to work in California particularly in the entertainment industry is great.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the school are obvious. It's the big fish in a big Southern California pond, and you can take that education anywhere. It will even do you some personal good too. It has a laid back and friendly California atmosphere that takes the edge off the competition that is law school. The only objections to it are that it is in Hollywood and therefore very expensive and occasionally annoying to live nearby. It also has the same problem that many institutions have in terms of diversity; it talks like diversity is a priority, but often acts like it isn't.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

As a student who is currently enrolled, I feel the pros are: a very competetive environment, a great opportunity to creat a network of fellow international lawyers, and great campus equipped with all that we need to obtain a very positive learning experience. As a con, I feel it is very expensive.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

Had a fantastic experience at UCLAW. thanks to the opportunities provided by the institution, I have a great job and will quickly be able to pay back my substantial debt
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Incredible support from staff, beautiful area to live in, academically competitive. Cons: Expensive area, housing, and parking.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

UCLA School of Law is the best school in the region and with that comes an extensive network of alumni, particularly in the Southern California area. The campus is beautiful and Westwood is typically safe, if a little run-down. The law school also has many well-known faculty members and different specializations. It's expensive considering its public school image but it's understandable considering the cost of legal education in the first place and UCLA's desire to stay high in the rankings. (More financial aid/ facilities/ reputation they can offer the better the students they can draw) A definite pro is UCLA is #1 in entertainment law (for obvious reasons). Other pros is the niceness of the area, alumni support, and being generally well-established enough to have an large network of journals/reviews/etc. A con is the high cost of tuition and higher cost of living while attending as a student.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

UCLA Law is a great, prestigious program. Pros: large, vibrant campus; great area of LA; good public transit to/from school. Cons: because UCLA is such a prestigious academic institution, there's less focus on real-world skills, and more focus on theoretical issues.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

pros - friendly atmosphere, not cutthroat like some law schools, good faculty. cons - career support is friendly but lacking, very high cost of living/tuition for public school facilities, hard to get the more desirable classes, even bar courses
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