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University of California Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: August 30, 2019.

Contact Information

110 Westwood Plaza
Gold Hall Suite B201
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Admissions Office:

School Data

Annual Tuition: $58,588 In-State, 56,909 Out-of-State

Acceptance Rate: 22%

Full-Time Enrollment: 724

International: 30%

Minority: 7%

Average Age: 28

Female: 34%

Male: 66%

Application Deadlines: Round 1: October 6th, 2017 Round 2: January 5th, 2018 Round 3: April 12th, 2018

BusinessWeek, which largely ranks business schools on the basis of student and recruiter satisfaction rated Anderson 17th in 2010, down three places from 14th in 2008. BW, which ranks full-time MBA programs every other year, found that UCLA was 26th in its corporate poll and 17th in student satisfaction with the MBA program. As one very satisfied Class of 2010 grad put it: “I had a great academic and social experience at UCLA Anderson. Academically, I learned that the program is much more quantitative than outsiders would expect. I learned techniques that are applicable to my pre-MBA work experience. We were taught both from an academic and empirical perspective. I feel that I now have the managerial skills and technical skills to lead in any industry or function. All of the courses build upon each other, with professors teaching with respect to one another. By the end of my two years, I am able to grasp managerial decision making from both a macroeconomic and microeconomic perspective.”

MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools:  DukeVirginiaNew York University, MichiganYale
Match Schools:  Cornell, Carnegie MellonNorth Carolina, Texas at Austin
Safe SchoolsEmoryIndianaUSC, Georgetown

Relevant Features:

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Notes: MBA Program Consideration Set: If you believe you’re a close match to this school–based on your GMAT and GPA scores,  your age and work experience, you should look at these other competitive full-time MBA programs as well. We list them by stretch, match and safety. These options are presented on the basis of brand image and ranking status.