UCLA – Rankings and Review

The University of California at Los Angeles is known as UCLA. Located on the West Side of Los Angeles, the campus populates Westwood Village, which is the university district, with student apartments, Fraternities and Sororities and the campus itself. 

The Basics

Location Westwood, Los Angeles, California
Official Website UCLA
Nickname Bruins
School Colors UCLA Light Blue & Gold
Athletic Conference Pac 10

RealRank Ranking Categories

Reputation Gold
Renown Platinum
Diversity Success Silver
Sports Renown Platinum
Tuition Profile Public University – mid-cost for California residents, high cost for all others.
Endowment Gold
Alumni Engagement Gold

Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;

Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.

Academic Profile

Academic Range Well-Rounded
Professional Schools:
Architecture Yes
Business Yes
Dental Yes
Engineering Yes
Law Yes
Medical Yes
Nursing Yes
Veterinary Medicine No
Core Science Breadth Yes
Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth Yes
Agriculture No
Human Sciences / Education Yes
Public Health / Urban Policy Yes

Renowned Alumni

Here are some of the famous alumni of UCLA who you may have heard of. Are there any others you would add to this list?

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – NBA Center with Los Angeles Lakers and led UCLA to NCAA basketball championships under coach John Wooden.
  • Troy Aikman – NFL quarterback for Dallas Cowboys.
  • Arthur Ashe – Professional tennis champion.
  • Tom Bradley – Mayor of Los Angeles.
  • Eli Broad – Real Estate developer.
  • Ralph Bunche, diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  • Carol Burnett – Comedian, Actress.
  • Nancy Cartwright – Actress. Plays the voice of Bart Simpson.
  • Johnnie Cochran – Criminal defense attorney; represented O.J. Simpson.
  • Francis Ford Coppola – Filmmaker.
  • James Dean – actor.
  • James Franco – Actor.
  • Ray Garcia – Chef, restaurateur.
  • David Geffen – Record producer.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand – U.S. Senator from New York.
  • H.R. Haldeman – President Nixon’s Chief of Staff.
  • Lauren Cheney Holiday – Soccer star, member of U.S. Women’s Olympic team that won gold medal.
  • James Horner, Academy Award-winning composer.
  • Rafer Johnson – Olympic decathlon gold medalist.
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic track medalist.
  • Jim Morrison – Lead Singer of The Doors.
  • Rob Reiner – actor and director.
  • Tim Robbins – Actor.
  • Jackie Robinson – First African-American MLB baseball player, with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Bill Walton – NBA basketball Center with Portland Trailblazers and led UCLA to NCAA national championship.

Any others you would add? What has been your experience at UCLA?



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