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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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A Brief History of UCLA University of California, Los Angeles With only 11,000 inhabitants in 1880, the pueblo of Los Angeles convinced the state government to establish a State Normal School in Southern California. Enthusiastic citizens contributed between $2 and $500 to purchase a site, and on August 29, 1882, the Los Angeles Branch of the State Normal School welcomed its first students in a Victorian building that had been erected on the site of an orange grove. By 1914 Los Angeles had grown to a city of 350,000, and the school moved to new quarters?a Hollywood ranch off a dirt road that later became Vermont Avenue. In 1919, the school became the Southern Branch of the University of California and offered two years of instruction in Letters and Science. Third- and fourth-year courses were soon added; the first class of 300 students was graduated in 1925, and by 1927 the Southern Branch had earned its new name: University of California at Los Angeles. (The name was changed again in 1958 to University of California, Los Angeles.) Continued growth mandated the selection of a site that could support a larger campus, and in 1927, ground was broken in the chaparral-covered...
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2014
27
2015
31
2016
  • 84.00
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 99.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 61.6
    Faculty Student
  • 87.6
    Citations per Faculty
  • 34.1
    International Faculty
  • 50.7
    International Students
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2014
12
2015
5
2016
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2017
  • 92.10
    Overall Score
  • 99.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 88.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 86.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 87.9
    H-index Citations
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2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 79.20
    Overall Score
  • 97.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 81.7
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 99.8
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 80
    Graduate Employment Rate
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
4,669
International
538

Number of students

39,857
Postgraduate 29%
Undergraduate 71%

Number of international students

6,612
Postgraduate 43%
Undergraduate 57%
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