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UCLA Undergrad Graduation Rate

graysuhgraysuh Posts: 15Registered User New Member
anyone know the graduation rate for 4-year undergraduates??? my friend said that she read on US News that UCLA had a graduation rate of around 50%...that's scary..can anyone confirm this??
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  • rushrules1rushrules1 Posts: 134- Junior Member
    It's true. The national graduation rate for students matriculating as freshmen ~50-55%. It's been reported in several nationally reputable newspapers/journals.

    From act.org:
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    60 Minutes did a feature on the college admissions process a few weeks ago. On the report, Amherst has >99% graduation rate for students who entered as freshmen and finishing within 4 years or less, one of the highest in the nation. Reasons were attributed to small, more intimate class sizes, better student access to professors and emphasis on professors teaching/educating as opposed to doing research.
  • Bruin4lifeBruin4life Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    The last time I checked, about 87% of entering UCLA students end up graduating within 6 years. Compared to most other colleges, this isn't bad at all.
  • ucsd_ucla_daducsd_ucla_dad Posts: 8,573Registered User Senior Member
    Here's some informations from UCLA's website -
    Student Outcomes: UCLA has one of the highest undergraduate graduation rates among US public research universities. Several reports on student outcomes at UCLA can be found in the enrollment table of contents. Additional information about graduate student outcomes appears on the Graduate Division's website in the annual report.

    For the most recent year -

    * For students entering from HS
    Percent graduated within 5 years: 84.7%
    Percent graduated within 6 years: 87.4%

    * Students entering as transfers
    Percent graduated within 3 years: 82.2%
    Percent graduated within 4 years: 88%

    http://www.aim.ucla.edu/data_students.html#retenTTD
  • graysuhgraysuh Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    hmmm so UCLA undergrads tend to graduate in 5-6 years??? does that mean they are taking more classeS????
  • ucsd_ucla_daducsd_ucla_dad Posts: 8,573Registered User Senior Member
    If one changes their major a time or two or takes certain minors combined with a major that requires a lot of classes, it's easy to head into the 5th year. If they don't do this then graduating in 4 years isn't a problem.
  • bruinboybruinboy Posts: 1,448Registered User Senior Member
    at a large university like UCLA, there won't be any personal councellors to hold your hand and plan out ur four years for you. Most people don't plan FAR ahead and take classes in a major that they don't really like and will end up switching out of. If you plan correctly it is EASY to graduate in four years (aside frm some kinds of engineering which may take at MAX 5).
  • BoelterHallBoelterHall Posts: 2,926Registered User Senior Member
    If you plan correctly it is EASY to graduate in four years (aside frm some kinds of engineering which may take at MAX 5).

    Every engineering student is capable of graduating in 4 years. It just depends on his/her effort to do so.
    Taking the 5 year path is just an excuse for taking a lighter load, while blaming the heavy courseload, which is managable in 4 years with excellent planning as you mentioned.
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