ucla animation acceptance rate
The Hollywood Reporter ranks UCLA’s Theater, Film and Television School in the top-five film schools in the U.S. That might be why it has an acceptance rate of 4%.
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Current fee information is available at: http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/fees/tftfee.htm
Q: What books can I read to learn about animation? A: Preston Blair’s, “Cartoon Animation-LTD Edition” Preston Blair’s, “Animation” and “How to Animate Film Cartoons” (these books are inexpensive and a must to own) Jack Hamm, “Cartooning the Head and Figure” Kit Laybourne’s, “The Animation Book” (helpful storyboard resource) Milton Gray, “Cartoon Animation, Introduction to a Career” Shamus Culhane’s, “Animation: From Script to Screen” Peter Lord & Brian Sibley’s, “Creating 3D Animation: the Aardman Book of Filmmaking.” Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnson’s, “The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation” Richard Williams’, “Animators Survival Kit” A Must Have.
Q: What are the Degree Requirements? A: Contact Cheri Smith, Graduate Advisor.
Q: What is a storyboard? A: Not unlike a comic book, a storyboard is a visual script, a series of drawings mounted horizontally on cardstock or paper, in sequential order, describing the story structure, visual look and action of a proposed film. Below each panel is a card indicating the dialogue, sound effects, music for that panel.
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|1||California Institute of the Arts||Valencia|
|2||University of Southern California||Los Angeles|
|3||University of California, Los Angeles||Los Angeles|
|4||Otis College of Art and Design||Los Angeles|
|5||Gnomon School of Visual Effects||Hollywood|
|6||ArtCenter College of Design||Pasadena|
|7||Academy of Art University||San Francisco|
|8||San Jose State University||San Jose|
|9||California College of the Arts||San Francisco|
|10||California State University, Long Beach||Long Beach|
Our 2018 rankings of the top 10 animation school programs in California. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
In 1961, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) became the nations first postsecondary institution to offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in both the visual and performing arts. Established by Walt and Roy Disney, the school is home to more than 1,400 students enrolled in more than 70 programs across six schools including the School of Critical Studies, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, the School of Art, the School of Film/Video, The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, and the School of Theater. The School of Film/Video is the largest school at CalArts, accounting for nearly 30% of the student population. Programs offered include a BFA in Character Animation and BFA and MFA degrees in Experimental Animation.
Crowned the “Harvard Business School of Animation” by the Los Angeles Times, CalArts has produced hundreds of successful alumni who have generated billions at the box office worldwide. The school lists Tim Burton, Mark Andrews (director and screenwriter of Pixar’s Oscar winning animated feature Brave), Eric Darnell (co-director of Antz, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted, and Mark Osborne (director of Kung Fu Panda) among its most famous alumni.
Established in 1880, University of Southern California (USC) is home to 45,500 students enrolled in more than 200 undergraduate programs, 300-plus graduate programs, and more than 150 minors. Undergraduate offerings for aspiring animators include a BA in Animation and Digital Arts offered through The John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts (Hench DADA) of the School of Cinematic Arts (USC Cinematic Arts), and a BFA in Cinematic Arts, Film & Television Production with Animation and Interactive Media electives offered through the Division of Film and Television Production, USC Cinematic Arts.
Graduate offerings include MFA degrees in Animation and Digital Arts and Interactive Media with heavy Animation electives. Minors in Animation & Digital Arts and Game Animation are also on the menu. Graduates of both the undergraduate and graduate animation programs at USC Cinematic Arts have landed positions at DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Pixar, Rhythm and Hues, Industrial Light & Magic, Digital Idea, Illumination Entertainment, Digital Domain and many others.
Founded in 1919 as the Southern Branch of the University of California, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is home to nearly 45,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. The school offers 125+ undergraduate majors across 109 academic departments, and more than 40 graduate programs including the Animation Workshop of the School of Theater, Film and Television.
Founded in 1948 by Disney animator William Shull, the UCLA Animation Workshop is a three-year MFA program that accepts just 12 new students each year. Before applying to the program, students typically earn a BA in Film and Television or a BFA with a Concentration in Animation at UCLA. The BA program gives future MFA students the opportunity to study all facets of digital media, film, and television, as well as a full year of animation studies, followed by an internship.
Once in the program, students have access to the exclusive Summer Institute Symposium, which provides the opportunity to meet and listen to some of Hollywood’s most accomplished professionals. Past guests have included Simon Kinberg (writer-producer, X-Men: First Class, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), Meg LeFauve (writer, Inside Out), Zak Penn (writer, The Incredible Hulk), Chris Gorak (director, The Darkest Hour), John Hegeman (chief marketing officer, New Regency Productions), and many others.
Graduates of UCLA’s animation programs have landed positions at Pixar, they have worked with directors such as Tim Burton, and on films such as The Simpsons Movie and Monster House.
Otis College of Art and Design (OTIS) was established in 1918 by founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, General Harrison Gray Otis. Home to approximately 1,100 full-time students, OTIS offers 11 BFA degree programs ranging from Digital Media (Animation, Game and Entertainment Design, and Motion Design) to Toy Design. The school also offers MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing, and a variety of minors and certificate programs.
Specific programs for aspiring animators are offered in the Digital Media Department and include a BFA in Digital Media with an Animation Major, a Digital Media Minor, and a Digital Media Arts Certificate with a Specialization Track in Animation. Sample courses for the programs include Storytelling for Digital Artists, 3D Animation, The Visual Language of Film, Games and Design, Creative Action Studio, and Animation Explorations.
Just a few recent employers of Otis graduates include Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Sony works, Nickelodeon, Electronic Arts, Sony Online Entertainment, and Blizzard Entertainment.
Gnomon School of Visual Effects was established in 1997. The school, which has 600 graduates to date, offers a BFA and a Certificate in Digital Production. Individual animation courses are available and may be “mixed and matched” to suit students’ career goals. Options include Acting for Animators, Introduction to 3D with Maya, Character Sculpture, Color Theory and Light, History and Principles of Animation, History of Visual Effects, Animation and Visual Effects, Character Animation, Modeling, Motion Graphics, Storyboarding, Texturing and Shading, Timing for Animation, Animation for Games, Character Design, Character Modeling and Sculpting, Previsualization and Animatics, Stylized Character Creation, and Creature Animation.
Gnomon graduates have landed positions at some of the world’s top studios. A few include Walt Disney Animation Studios, Industrial Light & Magic, DreamWorks, Digital Domain, Blizzard Entertainment, Reel FX, Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures works, Nickelodeon Animation, Rhythm & Hues, and Marvel Entertainment.
Founded in 1930, ArtCenter College of Design is home to approximately 2,100 students enrolled in 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs in a variety of Industrial Design, Visual, and Applied Arts Disciplines. The school, which also offers a joint MS/MBA program with the Drucker-Ito School of Management, has two campuses in Pasadena and satellite studios in Los Angeles (at the Peterson Automotive Museum), and Berlin. Programs for aspiring animators include Entertainment Design with a Track in Animation or Concept.
The Animation Track develops students in the disciplines of character animation, storyboarding, modeling, art direction, and lighting for 3D and 2D animation, while the Concept Track focuses on the skills and creative ability required of entertainment industry concept designers. Both programs lead to a BS in Entertainment Design.
Entertainment Design graduates from both Tracks are prepared for career opportunities as performance and action animators with companies such as Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, ILM, Sony, Blur, 343 and Riot.
Academy of Art University was established in 1929. The school serves more than 7,200 students enrolled in dozens of Art, Design, Fashion, and Architecture programs. Degrees are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and many programs are available entirely online. The School of Animation and Visual Effects offers AA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees in Animation and Visual Effects. A Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects is also available. These programs are available on campus and online.
Students take classes specializing in one main area of the industry. Emphasis is placed on creating a professional demo reel and/or portfolio in tune with the latest industry trends. Specialization areas include 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Rigging, Animation Generalist, Animation Producing, Storyboarding, 2D Animation, Puppet Fabrication, Stop Motion Animation, Compositing, Dynamics, Lighting, and Matte Painting.
The MA program provides students an opportunity to work in 2D Animation & Stop Motion, 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, or Visual Effects, while focusing on storytelling with an emphasis on exhibiting technical skills and eliciting emotional responses. The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production.
Graduates of the animation programs at Academy of Art University have landed positions at Blizzard Entertainment, CBS Interactive, Disney Interactive, DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts, Lucasfilm, NBCUniversal, Pixar, and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
San Jose State University (SJSU) was founded in 1857 and it is home to more than 32,000 students enrolled in 145 areas of study, with an additional 108 concentrations, across eight colleges. The College of Humanities and the Arts, Department of Design offers a BFA in Animation/Illustration. Graduates of this program have worked on films from A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo to Monsters, Inc. and Shrek.
Graduates have also been hired at more than 135 animation studios, game design companies, film studios, and academic institutions. Just a few include 20th Century Fox, Animation Mentor, Blue Sky Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Cogswell Institute, Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Lucasfilm Animation, NBCUniversal Studios, Nickelodeon, Pixar, Sony/Columbia, The Art Institute of Las Vegas, Disney Animation, and Zynga.
The Department of Design also offers an MFA in Digital Media Art. The program is offered at the CADRE Institute, which “reflects the innovative atmosphere in Silicon Valley.” Academic programs emphasize artistic experimentation within a context of historical, cultural, and theoretical study. The program is intended for students with interest in contemporary research. CADREs diverse community of faculty and graduate students produce artworks involving visualization, simulation, hypertextuality, information, mapping, telepresence, networks, and interactive systems.
Technical facilities include a wide range of computing resources. Students work across the boundaries of computer visualization, animation, digital video, multimedia, electronic sculpture, sound and virtual reality. CADRE supports its own networking environment and offers excellent opportunities to produce internet-based artworks.
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is home to more than 1,500 undergraduates and 455 graduate students enrolled more than 30 degree programs. The Animation Department is home to the third largest major at CCA—the BFA in Animation. Students in the program receive guidance from “the best animators in the industry” from Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, and Tippett Studio, among others. Students in the program also receive feedback and visual storytelling advice from actual industry animators and directors of such animated films as Toy Story, Star Wars, and Brave.
Graduates of CCA’s Animation program have landed positions at major studios such as Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Pixar, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, and Cartoon Network, as well as game studios such as Electronic Arts, Phosphor Games, and Vigil Games.
California State University Long Beach (CSULB) was established in 1949. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University System, CSULB is home to 37,500 students enrolled in more than 300 programs across eight colleges. The College of the Arts, School of Art, offers a BFA with an Option in Illustration/Animation. Students may choose the Animation or Illustration Track, but they may take courses in both tracks and work with students in both tracks in the digital lab.
An MFA/MA degree is also available. This advanced degree is designed with a dual emphasis on tailoring programs of study to individual students while fostering shared experience among a community of students. Also part of the College of the Arts is the Department of Film & Electronic Arts, which offers a BA in Film and Electronic Arts. The program highlights heavy animation coursework including 3D Computer Animation, History of Animation, Digital Arts Production (Visual Effects, Computer Animation, Interactive Media), and others.
did anyone got accepted to UCLA Animation workshop?
Im from CT, actually pretty close to Yale University in New Haven…a long haul to Cali, ik, but Id give up the fickle New England weather for the eternal spring of SoCal anyday!! And you, 3DACrazy?
Anyway, yeah the world is big if u realize and pretty small if u dont care. LOL but yeah travelling is my fav part too. And I hope u had loads of fun during your study abroad thing. What were you studying there? and which part of UK did u go to?
Aah, ok…weird thing is, I never came across the DADA program at USC in my searches for animation grad schools. Maybe I glossed over it due to my thinking it was heavily laden in the CG side of animation. Ah, well. It sounds like a great program!
So yeah. Were totally in the same boat, dude.
Hey Flik: Check with TTF Dept about deferral. Most schools honor it and most schools wont. I know that USC CNTV doesnt :(.
At UCLA (overall acceptance rate of 14%), history majors have a whopping 52% acceptance rate, art history has a 40% acceptance rate, political science is 40%, sociology is 40%, and anthropology is 44%.Is UCLA art school hard to get into? ›
Admission to the art major is very competitive. The most important admission criteria is the supplemental application which requires a portfolio of creative work.What is the hardest major to get into UCLA? ›
|UCLA Capped Majors||UCLA Impacted Majors Admit Rate|
|Computer Engineering (6%)||6%|
California applicants must earn at least a 3.0 GPA and nonresidents must earn a minimum 3.4 GPA in all A-G or college-preparatory courses to meet this requirement.Can I get into UCLA without straight A's? ›
The average GPA at UCLA is 3.9. (Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. With a GPA of 3.9, UCLA requires you to be at the top of your class. You'll need nearly straight A's in all your classes to compete with other applicants.What is the lowest GPA UCLA will accept? ›
At a minimum, you must earn a 3.0 GPA or better (3.4 for nonresidents) in all college preparatory courses. No grades can be lower than a C.What is the hardest art school in USA? ›
- University of California–Los Angeles. ...
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago. ...
- Yale University. ...
- Virginia Commonwealth University. ...
- California Institute of the Arts.
UCLA Acceptance Rate
The freshmen enrollment rate or yield rate is 50.3%, and the transfer enrollment rate is 61.1%. UCLA is a pretty competitive school, accepting only 9 out of every 100 freshman students that apply.
The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media (FTVDM) at UCLA TFT offers programs of study in Animation, Directing, Cinematography, Documentary, Producing, Screenwriting and Cinema and Media Studies, including the creative and technical practices as well as the history and theory of moving images.What are the top 3 majors for UCLA? ›
At the University of California-Los Angeles, the most popular majors students study are Sociology, Political Science and Government, General, and Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
The most popular majors at University of California, Los Angeles include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and English Language ...What is the #1 hardest major? ›
According to the average Grade Point Average of students in the program, Chemistry wins the prize title hardest major. A Chemistry major overlaps somewhat with biology, but chemistry extends beyond living things.
Simply defined, strong grades are required for admittance to UCLA, and the institution considers them “extremely essential” when making admissions choices. Furthermore, you'll need to have a high GPA to get into UCLA and meet both the school's academic criteria and the Academic Index criterion.What kind of students does UCLA look for? ›
We value leadership ability, character, motivation, tenacity, initiative, originality, creativity, intellectual independence, responsibility, insight, maturity, and demonstrated concern for others and for the community. Traditional measures of academic achievement may not capture these qualities.Does UC look at senior grades? ›
UCs do look at courses you take in senior year and take the rigor into consideration when evaluating you for admission; but as long as you maintain satisfactory grades (typically an unweighted B average, with no non-passing grades, is sufficient), your performance in your senior year courses will not affect your ...Is a D passing at UCLA? ›
Passed/Not Passed and Equivalent Letter Grades
In order to receive a Passed, you must achieve a grade of C or better. Work done at the level of C- or below will be given a Not Passed and you will earn no units toward graduation.
|B+||< 90% to 87%|
|B||< 87% to 83%|
|B-||< 83%to 80%|
|C+||< 80% to 77%|
UCLA's regular decision process is incredibly selective. UCLA's regular decision admissions acceptance rate for the 2021 class applying is approximately 8.6% because it had an approximately 149,815 applicants and it admitted approximately 12,844 students to its class.What is the lowest GPA UC Berkeley will accept? ›
Although there is no minimum GPA requirement for applying to the major, the most successful applicants have a prerequisite GPA above 2.75.What is the lowest GPA a college has accepted? ›
Unofficially, 2.0 is the lowest GPA accepted into a standard college, so while there's a chance that college admission is possible, it's not likely at more than a few institutions.
Out of the 149,813 students that applied in 2022, only 12,825 were accepted. The decrease in the acceptance rate is primarily due to the surge in the number of applicants. To be considered for admission at UCLA, resident applicants need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0, while non-resident applicants need a GPA of 3.4.What is the #1 art school in the US? ›
|NAME/RANK||PEER ASSESSMENT SCORE|
|University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA #1 in Best Fine Arts Programs Save||4.5|
|School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL #2 in Best Fine Arts Programs (tie) Save||4.3|
|Yale University New Haven, CT #2 in Best Fine Arts Programs (tie) Save||4.3|
L.A. County High School for the Arts
#1 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.
With 16 Nobel Laureates, 15 MacArthur Fellows, 120 NCAA championships and more Olympic medals than most nations, UCLA has become a household name synonymous with academic and athletic excellence.Does UCLA only accept straight A students? ›
Of course, to stand a competitive chance of admission, it is necessary to consider the average GPA rather than the minimum. With a 4.0 GPA being average, you should have straight A's/ 6s and 7s in all classes to compete with other UCLA applicants.
Now, you might ask “Why is UCLA so prestigious?” UCLA has ties to people who have won the highest accolades in the world, including five Turing Award winners and 27 Nobel Prize winners. Together with UC Berkeley, UCLA is ranked as the 20th best university in the country by U.S. News & World Report.What GPA is UCLA looking for? ›
|GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students|
|High School GPA||4.18 - 4.32|
|ACT Composite Score||29 - 32|
|ACT English Language Arts||30 - 35|
|SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing||670 - 760|
Academy of Art University, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and California College of the Arts are each in the same major metropolitan area as Pixar. Notes: For the purposes of our analysis, we only listed above the colleges offering animation related bachelor's and master's degrees.Where do most Disney animators go to school? ›
California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts, was founded by the Disney family. Some of the school's most notable animation degree recipients have received Academy and Emmy Awards, and alumni have frequently been nominated for such prizes.What College do most animators go to? ›
|1||California Institute of the Arts||California|
|2||Savannah College of Art and Design||Georgia|
|3||Ringling College of Art and Design||Florida|
|4||School of Visual Arts||New York|
|Field of Study||Salary Score||Employment Rate|
Average Salary by UCLA Professional Schools
This is apparent through engineering and nursing having the highest salaries, while music has the lowest.
Scholarships are merit-based, need-based, and non-need-based monetary awards. They may range from paying a portion of your tuition to fully funding all costs linked to your college education.What is the average GPA for UCLA? ›
The average GPA at UCLA is 3.9. This makes UCLA Extremely Competitive for GPAs. (Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. With a GPA of 3.9, UCLA requires you to be at the top of your class.Is UCLA part of the Ivy League? ›
These Ivy League equivalents include research universities and small liberal arts colleges. The Public Ivies consist of renowned public universities like UCLA and UT Austin. The Little Ivies include colleges such as Amherst, Bowdoin, Colby, and Vassar.Is UCLA a top 25 school? ›
University of California, Los Angeles is ranked #20 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.What is the most regretted major? ›
The most-regretted college major is journalism, according to the study. Eighty-seven percent of those graduates sampled said they would choose a different major if they could. Below is the list of the top 10 most-regretted majors based on the 1,500 job seekers ZipRecruiter surveyed.What are the most unpopular majors? ›
- Kinesiology and physical therapy.
- Performing arts.
- Liberal arts.
- Bachelor of Surgery. Medicine is well-known as one of the, if not the hardest degree in the world. ...
- Bachelor 0f Nursing. ...
- Bachelor of Culinary Arts. ...
- Bachelor of Economics. ...
- Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. ...
- Bachelor of Law. ...
- Bachelor in Finance. ...
- Bachelor in Aviation.
You are a very competitive applicant and one B will not have a huge impact on your chances, as long as you realize that UCLA should be a considered a Reach school. You have many great things going for you, so definitely apply but please identify some solid Match and two Safety schools. Best of luck.
Academic GPA (calculated using A-G courses taken from the summer after 9th grade to the summer after 11th grade with AP/IB/UC-approved Honors/community college courses carrying an extra grade point; for the purpose of admission evaluation, UCLA looks at unweighted and fully weighted GPA – no GPA cap).How rare is it to get into UCLA? ›
According to Forbes, UCLA is considered a most selective school with an acceptance rate of 12%. Over 139,000 students applied for the UCLA Class of 2025. Of those applicants, UCLA admissions accepted roughly 31,000 students. Although there are no set UCLA GPA requirements, the average GPA sits around 3.95.How many extracurriculars should I have for UCLA? ›
Strong applications tend to have between 8 and 10 extracurricular activities. This sounds like a lot, but many activities are seasonal, so it's possible to fit, for example, three to four sports into one year. That being said, the most important thing to keep in mind is quality over quantity.Does UCLA offer waitlist to everyone? ›
However, in general, the UCLA waitlist acceptance rate is relatively low, as the university is one of the most selective public institutions in the country. The competition for spots on the waitlist is intense, and only a small percentage of students are typically offered admission from the waitlist each year.Does UCLA only look at grades? ›
UCs do look at courses you take in freshman and senior years; the grades and rigor of your coursework are considered in context of your overall curriculum. But freshman and senior year grades are NOT included in the GPA calculation. UC-approved Honors, AP, IB and community college courses are weighted.Does UC accept D grades? ›
GPA Requirements for UC Admissions. You must earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher if you are a California resident; or you must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher if you're a nonresident. Furthermore, you may not score lower than a C in any of your courses, and GPA is calculated using only the A-G Courses.Which UC is the easiest to get into? ›
The easiest UC schools to get into include UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, and UC Merced, all of which have acceptance rates over 50%. Located 40 minutes outside San Jose, UCSC earns high marks for its picturesque campus and close beach access.Do UC's look at extracurricular activities? ›
While academic achievement is the most important criterion the UCs consider, majority of the UCs also pay attention to applicant achievements outside of the classroom. Given how competitive the top UCs are, extracurricular activities are also a way for you to distinguish yourself from other highly qualified applicants.How to easily get into UCLA? ›
Simply defined, strong grades are required for admittance to UCLA, and the institution considers them “extremely essential” when making admissions choices. Furthermore, you'll need to have a high GPA to get into UCLA and meet both the school's academic criteria and the Academic Index criterion.What is the best major to apply to UCLA? ›
The most popular majors at University of California, Los Angeles include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and English Language ...
Easiest UC Schools to Get Into
Even if UCLA and Berkeley are reaches, there's still hope of attending a UC school. The easiest UC schools to get into include UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, and UC Merced, all of which have acceptance rates over 50%.
A grade of C or better is required to earn a Passed; a C- or below will earn a Not Passed grade. A grade of C- may satisfy many requirements (e.g., General Education, elective) but a Not Passed grade will not earn any credit or satisfy requirements.What kind of student does UCLA look for? ›
We value leadership ability, character, motivation, tenacity, initiative, originality, creativity, intellectual independence, responsibility, insight, maturity, and demonstrated concern for others and for the community. Traditional measures of academic achievement may not capture these qualities.Is it harder to get into UCLA or Harvard? ›
Though UCLA does have a low acceptance rate, the acceptance rate for Harvard is 5%, being much lower than UCLA. So even though UCLA is hard to get into, it is still not at the level of difficulty that Harvard is. Discover acceptance rates of universities such as Northeastern.What is UCLA most famous for? ›
With 16 Nobel Laureates, 15 MacArthur Fellows, 120 NCAA championships and more Olympic medals than most nations, UCLA has become a household name synonymous with academic and athletic excellence.What increases your chances of getting into UCLA? ›
Average GPA: 3.9
With a GPA of 3.9, UCLA requires you to be at the top of your class. You'll need nearly straight A's in all your classes to compete with other applicants. You should also have taken plenty of AP or IB classes to show your ability to excel in academic challenge.
|GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students|
|High School GPA||4.18 - 4.32|
|ACT English Language Arts||30 - 35|
|SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing||670 - 760|
|SAT Mathematics||690 - 790|
UCLA is a pretty competitive school, accepting only 9 out of every 100 freshman students that apply. For this reason, a perfect GPA will get you accepted; getting into UCLA requires profile differentiation and hard work. Thousands of candidates apply every year.What is the least impacted major at UCLA? ›
|1.||African American Studies||3.21 - 3.41|
|2.||Asian Humanities||3.51 - 3.79|
|3.||Gender Studies||3.32 - 3.67|
|4.||Pre-European Studies||3.10 - 3.38|
The difference in admissions rates between the two schools is actually wider among in-state applicants. For the 2022 fall semester, Berkeley admitted 14% of California residents, while UCLA accepted 9% — a five percentage-point difference.
The odds of getting into the UC system can drastically differ depending on which campuses a student applies to. UCLA and Berkeley are the most competitive campuses, with just 10% and 17% of California applicants, respectively, admitted to each in 2021.