Student studying outside Moore Hall

Out-of-State Applicants

UCLA welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and from all walks of life. Every year we admit hundreds of students from all over the country and across the globe. Although UCLA is a public institution funded by the state, we believe that students from outside California add to the extraordinary diversity of experiences and accomplishments in the campus community.

Review Process

Out-of-state applicants go through the regular review processes along with applicants from California.

For further information on admission requirements, visit the University of California's admissions site.


  • Tuition/fees/student budget
  • Residence for Tuition Purposes at UCLA
    Note: The financial independence requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduate students whose parents are not California residents, including students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within California, to qualify for classification as a resident at the University of California. Transfer students who were classified as residents of California at their previous school should not assume that they will be classified as residents at UCLA.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about UCLA at one of our fall information sessions! 

We invite you and your family to join us at one of the information sessions we will be hosting around the country. These sessions will give you the opportunity to meet staff from the Undergraduate Admissions office and UCLA alumni. Admissions staff members will share information about our admission and selection processes and give you the opportunity to learn how UCLA might be just what you're looking for.

Please join us at one of the sessions offered in your city or state. Space is limited, so we will be taking reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis!