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UCLA Demographics & Diversity

Los Angeles, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UCLA are predominantly Asian with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 73% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of California Los Angeles students
Race Percent of Students
White 27%
Black 3%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 29%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 13%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 21% more female students than male students enrolled at University of California Los Angeles with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UCLA has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of California Los Angeles students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for University of California Los Angeles students
Gender Number of Students
Men 20,197
Women 24,340

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UCLA serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 70 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of California Los Angeles students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 70%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,896 per year

26% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.1%
Part time Undergrads 2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110662 IPEDS survey data for University of California Los Angeles.