UCLA has long championed diversity and is one of the nation’s most diverse research universities, especially socioeconomically.
UCLA serves as a vital engine of opportunity for students who are the first in their families to attend college or who represent underserved populations. Among research universities, UCLA has one of the highest percentages of undergraduates who receive Pell Grants — federal assistance based on financial need. In 2015–16, the figure was 37 percent.
We will continue to increase the diversity of our faculty, students and staff. We are committed to fostering a welcoming campus, as well as understanding and tolerance within the UCLA community.