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About UCLA Anderson

UCLA Anderson defines its community by three core qualities: share success, think fearlessly and drive change. It’s lauded for pioneering the nation’s first field-study program nearly 50 years ago—the Applied Management Research Program—and establishing the Easton Technology Management Center. Anderson’s motto, “Think in the Next,” speaks to a penchant for bold thinkers who are unafraid to chart new pathways and effect change. 

The incoming class of 360 MBA candidates is nested within a powerhouse university of more than 40,000 students, located in one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. As the world’s 15th largest economy, LA is home to more than 300,000 small businesses, and its vibrant tech scene produces four times the GDP of Silicon Valley. Its reputation as a creative city in media and entertainment are unparalleled, but LA’s strengths extend to sectors such as consulting, finance, health care and consumer products. This nexus of industry, creativity and business-creation offers noteworthy access to company visits, guest speakers, mentors and internships.  

Strengths And Specializations

Entrepreneurship, finance, tech, communications and entertainment.   

Incoming Class

Number of applicants (if possible) – 2,866 

MBA Class size – 360 

Annual tuition (converted to USD) – $130,248 

Post-MBA Careers

21.3% Consulting 
16.1% Finance 
30.7% Tech 
3% Starting Own Business 

Avg. Base Salary – $129,602 

Salary Increase – 111% 

Employment in 3 months – 89.9 

UCLA Anderson Rankings


Avg. Work Exp. – 4.5 

Average GMAT – 706 

Int’l Students – 36% 

Female Students – 40% 

Deadlines for 2021-2022:  

R1 Oct. 5, 2021 

R2 Jan. 4, 2022 

R3 April 12, 2022 


Essay 1. How have events of the past year influenced the impact you would like to make in your community, career, or both? 

Essay 2. Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (optional) 

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