University of California - Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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100%
of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 13 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NAST
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 41,908 (29,585 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 7% part-time, 93% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,629 in-state; $27,731 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2019

Too expensive to live and comp filter is on the first year
4.07 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2019

It is perfect here. The only problem is that the rent is really expensive.
3.86 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018

The Econ program is extremely good and demanding, and I am very satisfied with all that I have learned so far, as well as with the smart and motivated people I have met. On the weak side, the department can be a bit disorganized and appears to be dealing with some financial problems.
3.18 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2019

UCLA Economics is generally a top graduate program in the U.S. While, I think it can be improved by something as follows: push its students more through daily homework and projects, let professors communicate more with first year students, etc.
4.14 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Renowned faculty Cons: Poor financial aid
3.14 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
4.36 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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is one of the top programs in the country for a reason.
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