L&S Facts at a Glance

Student Body 

Spring 2016

Total: 22,293 students
Undergraduate students: 19,734
Graduate students: 2,559

Undergraduate Profile
Gender: 56% female, 44% male
Residency: California residents: 69%, international: 12.9%

Undergraduate Student Ethnic Breakdown

  • African American: 3.8%
  • American Indian: 0.7%
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander: 37.4%
  • Hispanic: 15.1%
  • White: 30.1%

Graduate Profile
Gender: 44% female, 56% male
Residency: California residents: 49%; international: 18.3%

Graduate Student Ethnic Breakdown

  • African American:  3.6%
  • American Indian:  1.6%
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander:  11.8%
  • Hispanic:  7.7%
  • White:  57.0%

Faculty

Permanent faculty: 836
Lecturers: 376
Visiting:  90
Emeriti: 491
GSIs: 1,230

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 2014–2015: 

Masters: 177
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

2015-2016

Tuitition and fees Residents Non-residents
Undergraduates $13,518 $40,190
Graduates $13,518 $28,620

Average student 
budget
1
Residents  Non-residents
Undergraduates

on campus :  $33,418
off campus:   $27,870

on campus : $60,100
off campus:  $54,552
Graduates $39,174 $54,276

 


1
Includes tuition, housing, food, books, transportation, etc.


Admission Rates/Time to Degree: Graduate Matriculation 

Fall 2015

Undergraduates
Freshmen applicants: 52,550; admits: 10,108 (19%); enrolls: 4,368 (8%)   
Transfer applicants: 11,616; admits: 3,072 (26%); enrolls: 1,930 (17%) 
Time to degree: Fall freshmen: 3.92 years; Fall transfers: 2.22 years

Graduates 
Applicants: 789 master's students, 7,203 doctoral students
Admitted: 112 master's students (14%), 912 doctoral students (13%)
Enrolled: 57 master's students, 423 doctoral students
Matriculated: master's students 51%, doctoral students 46%