Ranking Report for Psychology Programs
Student / Faculty
University of California-Los Angeles
is a public, 4-year institution with a total student enrollment of 44,589 and in 2021 there were 1,090 psychology and social work graduates.
Psychology Degrees Offered
Bachelor, master, doctor
WASC Senior College and University Commission
Psychology Programs Offered
For psychology degrees, University of California-Los Angeles offers Behavioral Neuroscience at the bachelor level, Psychology, General degrees at the bachelor, master and doctorate levels, and Social Work degrees at the master and doctorate levels.
|Psychology Graduates in 2021||BS||MA||PhD|
Psychology Program Accreditation(s)
In the fall of 2021, 139,489 students applied to the University of California-Los Angeles. The university admitted 14% and 44% of those who were admitted also enrolled.
By comparison, the average number of applicants for California universities is ##,###. On average, all California institutions admit ##% and ##% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.
The percentage of University of California-Los Angeles students who return after their first year to began their second year is 97%. Compared to all California 4-year colleges, the percentage is ##%.
The overall graduation rate for University of California-Los Angeles, a 4-year institution, is 92%, compared to ##% for all California universities.
While the number of students who transferred out of the program is 4% and those who withdrew from the college is 2%.
Compare UCLA to California 4-Year Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees
Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of California-Los Angeles to the average of all California 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees.
Why it Matters
Compare Admission and Enrollment
Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denotes not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. The lower the admitted and the higher enrolled show the preferable schools to students. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.
In the fall of 2021, there were 5,526 full-time instructional or research faculty members or ##% of all faculty and there were 1,250 or ##% part-time faculty members employed at University of California-Los Angeles. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 4,127 or ##%.
Part-time faculty are paid less and cost less and so if an institution has an inordinate number of part-time professors, they may cut costs where it matters most. However, having part-time teachers allows who participate to work full-time in their profession and bring that expertise into the classroom.
Why it Matters
Compare Faculty Numbers
Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.
For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of California-Los Angeles the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $13,249, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,314.
For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,442 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,594.
In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of California-Los Angeles in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.
|Expenses for University of California-Los Angeles||2021-2022|
|On Campus Room & Board||$16,763|
|On-Campus Living Expenses||$4,871|
|Total Living Expenses||$##,###|
|Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate||$13,258|
|Books and Supplies, Undergraduate||$1,405|
|Total Undergraduate Expenses||$36,297|
|In-State, Graduate Tuition||$11,442|
|In-State, Graduate Fees||$1,594|
|Total Graduate Expenses||$##,###|
Average Net Price
The average net price to attend University of California-Los Angeles is $13,393. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.
In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.
Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
Net Price by Family Income
Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of California-Los Angeles presented by family income bracket.
Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
|Average Net Price by Income||2019-2020||2020-2021|
|$0 – $30,000||$9,037||$6,772|
|$30,001 – $48,000||$9,891||$7,882|
|$48,001 – $75,000||$12,644||$10,217|
|$75,001 – $110,000||$20,697||$16,341|
|$110,001 and more||$30,321||$25,628|
Compare University of California-Los Angeles to all California universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.
For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.
Why it Matters
Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price
Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.
The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 3,589 or 56%.
The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is17,729 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $19,994.
All Undergraduate Students
|Type of Aid||# Receiving Aid||Average Aid Received|
|Grant or Scholarship Aid||17,729||$19,994|
|Federal Student Loans||3,871||$5,025|
Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of California-Los Angeles to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.
We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.
Why it Matters
Compare Financial Aid
Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.
UCLA Ranking for Psychology
Combining ranking factors, University of California-Los Angeles ranks ## overall for schools that offer psychology degrees.
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