Rankings of University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is the second oldest institution in the University of California system. The campus is located in the western part of the L.A., between the Westwood shopping district and the famed Sunset Boulevard. UCLA ranks among the top 50 universities in the world and is considered one of America’s Public Ivy schools, along with 5 other University of California members.

Latest ranking updates for University of California, Los Angeles
  • April 2024: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies) update. University of California, Los Angeles achieves place 11.
  • March 2024: University of California, Los Angeles ranks 22 in the latest Scimago Institutions Rankings from Scimago Institutions.
  • January 2024: Publication of THE World’s Most International Universities. Ranking position #95.
  • December 2023: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Ranking position #21.

University rankings

    • #27 
    • #27 
    Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
    [Published 14 September, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #18 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #13 
    • #29 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 27 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #3 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #20 
    • #80 
    THE Global Employability University Ranking
    [Published 23 November, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #15 
    US News Best National Universities
    [Published 17 September, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #15 
    THE World Reputation Rankings
    [Published 27 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #6 
    Forbes: America's Top Colleges
    [Published 30 August, 2022]
    • #74 
    • #74 
    Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
    [Published 11 November, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #14 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #13 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #21 
    Washington Monthly - National Universities
    [Published 28 August, 2022]
    • #24 
    • #95 
    THE World’s Most International Universities
    [Published 25 January, 2024]
    • #77 
    • #77 
    Kiplinger's Best College Values
    [Published 31 July, 2019]
    • #4 
    • #4 
    The Princeton Review: Top 50 Best Value Colleges (Public Schools)
    [Published 26 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #31 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 22 June, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #22 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2024]
    • #15 
    • #18 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #5 
    MONEY Best Public Colleges
    [Published 16 May, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #9 
    MONEY: Best Selective Colleges
    [Published 16 May, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #24 
    Nature Index - Academic
    [Published 15 June, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #15 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #21 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 19 December, 2023]
    • #30 
    • #55 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #9 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #28 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #32 
    • #38 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - US & Canada
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #69 
    • #68 
    Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
    [Published 11 November, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #9 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 Universities in the World
    [Published 11 August, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #9 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 English-Speaking Universities
    [Published 11 August, 2022]
    • #30 
    • #233 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 05 December, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #14 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #10 
    THE Top Universities for a Digital Education
    [Published 10 May, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #22 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #27 
    • #78 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #22 
    • #143 
    Architecture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Business

    • #52 
    • #207 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #27 
    Finance
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #21 
    Marketing
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Computer Science

    • #11 
    • #21 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #32 
    • #31 
    Computer Science
    Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
    [Published 11 November, 2021]
    • #28 
    • #68 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Education

    • #3 
    • #3 
    Education
    US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
    [Published 28 March, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #9 
    Education
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #10 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #26 
    • #35 
    Education
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #44 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Engineering

    • #14 
    • #51 
    Biotechnology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #85 
    Chemical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #37 
    • #97 
    Chemical Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #42 
    • #301 
    Chemical Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #59 
    Civil Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #101 
    Civil Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #22 
    • #145 
    Civil Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #16 
    Engineering
    US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
    [Published 28 March, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #17 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #19 
    Engineering
    Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
    [Published 11 November, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #36 
    Engineering
    MONEY: Best Colleges for Engineering Majors
    [Published 07 June, 2022]
    • #20 
    • #140 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #32 
    • #159 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #15 
    Materials Science
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #6 
    • #25 
    Materials Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #24 
    • #64 
    Mechanical Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #93 
    Mechanical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #51 
    • #301 
    Mechanical Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #6 
    • #12 
    Linguistics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Law

    • #13 
    • #13 
    Law
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #15 
    Law
    US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
    [Published 28 March, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #19 
    Law
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #12 
    • #28 
    Law
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

Mathematics

    • #7 
    • #14 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #8 
    • #15 
    Mathematics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #22 
    Mathematics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #4 
    • #15 
    Dentistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #12 
    • #37 
    Dentistry
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #12 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #40 
    • #39 
    Nursing & Health Care
    Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
    [Published 11 November, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #7 
    • #17 
    Chemistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #9 
    • #30 
    Chemistry
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #33 
    Chemistry
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #55 
    Chemistry
    Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject
    [Published 15 June, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #22 
    Geology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #11 
    • #46 
    Geology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #26 
    Physics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #13 
    • #51 
    Physics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #5 
    • #7 
    Anthropology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #12 
    • #40 
    Anthropology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #12 
    Economics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #24 
    • #67 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #10 
    Geography
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #44 
    Geography
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #10 
    History
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #10 
    • #38 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #9 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #9 
    • #12 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #14 
    Psychology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #17 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #15 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #21 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #9 
    Sociology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #12 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #6 
    • #19 
    Sociology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for University of California, Los Angeles

Education US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
#3 
Education
Anthropology QS World University Rankings By Subject
#7 
Social Studies & Humanities
Medicine QS World University Rankings By Subject
#12 
Medicine & Health
Linguistics QS World University Rankings By Subject
#12 
Languages & Literature
Law GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#13 
Law
Mathematics QS World University Rankings By Subject
#14 
Mathematics
Materials Science QS World University Rankings By Subject
#15 
Engineering
Chemistry QS World University Rankings By Subject
#17 
Natural Sciences
Computer Science THE World University Rankings by Subject
#21 
Computer Science
Marketing QS World University Rankings By Subject
#21 
Business

About University of California, Los Angeles

PROS

  • The city of Los Angeles and everything going on there is one of the big advantages to studying at UCLA.
  • More than 1000 clubs and student organisations with options for recreation as well as for gaining new skills to add to your resume.
  • The UCLA meal plans are popular among students and of surprisingly high quality.

CONS

  • Residence halls are small, though well decorated and cosy.
  • Living costs are high, like everywhere else in Los Angeles, which is one of the most expensive cities in the United States.
  • Class sizes can be too large, discouraging individual participation or discussion.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1919
Telephone:
+1 310-825-4321
Address:
405 Hilgard Avenue
90095-14, Los Angeles
USA
Website:
https://www.ucla.edu
Social:
  • UCLA Samueli Engineering Student Life - Gala 2018
  • The Student Point-of-View

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