University of California--Los Angeles (Samueli)

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6426 Boelter Hall, Box 951601
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of California--Los Angeles has an application deadline of December 1. The application fee is $80 for U.S. residents and $100 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $12,562 per year (in-state) and full-time: $27,664 per year (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 6.5:1. The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of California--Los Angeles has 145 full-time faculty on staff.

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science touts itself as the birthplace of the Internet and reverse osmosis, among other discoveries. These days, students can enroll in master’s and Ph.D. programs in about 10 areas, including aerospace engineering, materials science, and civil engineering. The UCLA Master of Science in Engineering Online Program is also offered to working professionals who wish to become distance education students.

The school is home to about 10 research centers and institutes, some nationally funded, such as the Center for Cell Control, and others internal, such as the Wireless Health Institute. Graduate students can apply for a variety of financial aid, including fellowships, grants, and teaching and research assistantships. Students can also apply for on-campus housing or can look for private housing elsewhere in Los Angeles.

Notable Samueli alumni include Ronald Sugar, former chairman and CEO of global security company Northrop Grumman Corp., and Vinton Cerf, a computer scientist regarded as a founding father of the Internet.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $80
Application deadline (international students) December 1
Application fee (international students) $100


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 145
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 6.5:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,854
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $12,562 per year (in-state)
full-time: $27,664 per year (out-of-state)

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* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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