Facts And Figures
The UCLA name in itself conjures up images of sun, palm trees and a bustling community of social and tech-driven activities. Of course we have those, but UCLA Samueli also more than holds its own in the traditional school ranking systems. In fact, we are consistently ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools and is one of the top engineering programs in the world. In addition, the school’s master’s online program is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA Samueli has earned its place at the forefront of interdisciplinary research and education through the very active efforts of our students, faculty and alumni.
Undergraduates: 4,045 students
Graduate students: 2,535
Full-time faculty members: (headcount) 191
Degrees granted 2021-2022
Bachelor’s of Science: 1,071
Master’s of Science: 627
Seven Academic Departments and the Affiliated Department of Computational Medicine:
Bioengineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
UCLA has been ranked the #1 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for six straight years. UCLA Samueli is a tightly knit community of nearly 200 full-time faculty members, more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as 40,000 active alumni. Known as the birthplace of the internet. UCLA Samueli is also where countless other fields took some of their first steps – from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics. In 2021, UCLA became the first university to win an XPRIZE with a UCLA Samueli team awarded a $7.5 million grand prize in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. UCLA Samueli is consistently ranked in the Top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools. The school’s Master of Science in Engineering Online program is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report.
* Enrollment and degree numbers are from the 2022-2023 Report to the University-Wide Council on Engineering Education (UCEE). Faculty headcount number is from the UCLA Office of Academic Planning and Budget (APB).
Ioanna Kakoulli, a professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, is helping students connect the dots between materials science
Growing up in San Bernardino, California, in a working-class immigrant family, Andrew Ramirez didn’t know what engineers were
From freezing a roll of wet, color-dyed toilet paper and other household items in the fridge of her family kitchen to study how their properties changed
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have introduced a simple yet versatile technique to manage the direction at which a material emits
Two UCLA Samueli School of Engineering professors have been selected to lead research projects funded by the California Climate Action Seed Grants and Matching Grants
C.K. Ken Yang, a professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, and alumnus