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Q:   What is campus life like in UCLA?


Attending the University of California, Los Angeles is one of the best experiences. It is home away from home for all the students studying in the university. It is a very diverse and inclusive university, which offers a welcoming, warm and energetic environment to the international students willing to pursue their higher studies in USA. UCLA offers more than 1,000 clubs and organizations for students to join and avail facilities such as art exhibits, comedy nights, sporting events, networking, film screenings, coffeehouse concerts, and an range of cultures, backgrounds and passions.


Q:   What are the best reasons to attend UCLA?


University of California, Los Angeles is one of the best global universities and students across the world desire to study here. Listed below are some of the best reasons for international students to attend UCLA:

  • Excellence in academics;
  • Beautiful and vibrant campus;
  • Various opportunities to participate in sports and athletic activities;
  • Small class sizes; and
  • Student centered approach.

Q:   What is your review of University of California, Los Angeles?


UCLA is surely a good option for international students mainly beacuse of a diverse range of excellent academic programs across its 11 professional schools and colleges. Notable programs include the film, television and digital media school which has produced countless successful alumni in the entertainment industry.

Here are the reasons why you should go for UCLA:

Academics:  The University of California Los Angeles offers more than 250 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The UCLA University offers undergraduate major and minor courses. Students can also pursue master’s or doctoral programs at the UCLA University.

Placements:  At UCLA most of the students were placed in financial services, technology and consulting, with 68.5% of the job acceptances being from these sectors. More than 60% of the students got placements from UCLA-facilitated resources like summer internships, myCareer job postings, campus-recruiting programs, and national MBA career conferences. While around 36.8% got jobs from non-UCLA facilitated resources like personal networking, other websites, online resources, company websites, pre-MBA employer networks, etc.

Location of the university - The Universit of California Los Angeels is in a location where arts & culture, technology industry and entertainment industry providing endless internship. International Students have access to beaches, outdoor activities, live music/performances and attractions which makes their make campus life more enjoyable. The location gives UCLA students an additional mark to study at UCLA. 

Ranking: The University of California Los Angeles is surely a good option for international students considering it. Mainly beacuse of it's good ranking. Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings 2023 has placed the University of California Los Angeles is 21. Meanwhile, The QS world university rankings 2023 for the University of California Los Angeles is 44. The university is one of the top choices for international students coming to the USA, as UCLA University has been placed at the 20th position in the national universities category by U.S. News & World Report in the latest rankings.

Fees: : The cost of attending UCLA for Indian students can vary depending on several factors. Tuition fees for international students at UCLA are typically higher than for US citizens. However, it is important that the tuition fee can change over time, and it is recommended to visit the official website to recheck the fees and accommodation. Indian students should also consider other costs such as housing, health insurance, meals and transportation attending UCLA. Scholarships and financial aid options are also available to9 help students from financial barriers. Check out the below table for the costs:  


Cost for Non-residents 

Tuition and fees

INR 10,83,530

Room and board

INR 12,95,812

Books and supplies

INR 1,23,633


INR 35,393


INR 1,20,437

Health Insurance 

INR 1,82,295


INR 52,16,433


Q:   What is the cost of living in UCLA for international students?


UCLA cost of living for international students is inclusive of accommodation facilities, room and board, transportation, personal expenses and more. For Indian students, the total amount sums upto be around INR 22.4L.

UCLA Cost of Living for International Students (One academic year)
ParticularsCost of LivingCost in INR
Food & HousingUSD 18,369INR 15.2L
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & EquipmentUSD 1,641INR 1.3L
TransportationUSD 778INR 64K
PersonalUSD 2,226INR 1.8L
Health InsuranceUSD 3,842INR 3.1L
Loan FeesUSD 117INR 10K
TOTALUSD 26,973INR 22.4L

Conversion Used: 1 USD = INR 83.09


Q:   Which is better, UCLA vs the University of Southern California?


UCLA and the University of Southern California offer unique campus cultures and academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rates of UCLA and the University of Southern California. Overall this information could be useful for students who are considering them.

Here is the comparison highlighting the differences between the Universities:

Name of The University


Acceptance Rate

1st Year Tuition Fee




  UG course: INR 35L-38L

  PG course: INR 61.6L

University of Southern California 



UG Course:  INR 48.6L-52.0L

PG course:  INR 52L- 99L

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Q:   How is the UCLA campus ranked?


University of California, Los Angeles is recognised as one of the best campuses around the globe and has received several recognitions such as:

  • #1 in Best Student Life - Niche (2024)
  • #1 in Most “Instragrammable” University - VPNOverview (2023)
  • #6 in Ethnic Diversity among top 25 universities - US News & World Report (2019)

Q:   Is UCLA good for sports?


Yes, UCLA is considered to be very good for sports opportunities as it has 100 NCAA titles and has produced 261 Olympic medals. University of California, Los Angeles has more than 50 sports team and hosts 30 intramural sports league. Additionally, they have 16 athletic and recreational facilities and six pools on campus, along with the UCLA Marina Aquatics Center by the beach. Some of the recreation facilities offered by the university are:

  • Rock climbing;
  • Tennis;
  • Intramural sports;
  • Swimming;
  • Kayaking;
  • Sailing;
  • Windsurfing, and more.


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Anushree Sinha

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Anushree is a Graduate in Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and takes keen interest in content creation. She has affinity for writing and travelling around the world takes the top spot on her bucket list. Bringing out the creativ...Read Full Bio