L&S Facts at a Glance

Student Body

Spring 2019

Total: 24,162 student
Undergraduate students: 21,665
Graduate students: 2,497

Undergraduate Profile
Gender: 56% female, 44% male
Residency: California residents: 74%; non-residents: 14%; international: 12%

Undergraduate Student Ethnic Breakdown

  • African American: 4%
  • American Indian: 0.5%
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander: 38%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 16%
  • White: 25%
  • International/decline to state: 16%

Graduate Profile
Gender: 45% female, 55% male
Residency: California residents: 67%; non-residents: 11%; international: 21%

Graduate Student Ethnic Breakdown

  • African American: 4%
  • American Indian: 1%
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander: 11%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • White: 43%
  • International/decline to state: 31%

Faculty

Permanent faculty: 828
Lecturers: 496
Emeriti: 507
GSIs: 1,874

Faculty Awards and Honors

L&S faculty accounts for:

  • 16 of the 23 Nobel Prizes on the campus
  • 3 out of 4 Pulitzer Prizes
  • 16 MacArthur “genius” awards

More faculty award information here


Degrees and Programs 

Degrees awarded 2017–2018:

Bachelors: 5,986
Masters: 242
Doctoral: 371

L&S Degree programs offered:

Bachelors: 86
Masters: 48
Doctoral: 53


Average Class Size

Lower Division: 39
Upper Division: 31
Graduate: 8



Tuition, Fees & Budget

2019-2020

Tuition and fees Residents Non-residents
Undergraduates $14,184 $43,938
Graduates $14,132 $29,234

Average student 
budget
1
Residents  Non-residents
Undergraduates

on-campus: $36,464
off-campus: $31,900
with relatives: $24,782

on-campus : $66,218
off-campus: $61,654
with relatives: 54,536
Graduates $41,870 $56,972

 


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Includes tuition, housing, food, books, transportation, etc.


Admission Rates/Time to Degree: Graduate Matriculation

2018-19

Undergraduates
Freshmen applicants: 59,197; admits: 10,069 (17%); enrolls: 4,443 (44%)
Transfer applicants: 13,199; admits: 3,706 (45%); enrolls: 2,109 (57%)
Time to degree: Fall freshmen: 3.96 years; Fall transfers: 2.19 years

Graduates
Applicants: 820 master's students, 8,205 doctoral students
Admitted: 163 master's students (17%), 855 doctoral students (10%)
Enrolled: 80 master's students, 397 doctoral students
Matriculated: master's students 51%, doctoral students 46%