Why Choose UCLA?

Located in the “world city” of Los Angeles, UCLA Luskin is a living laboratory that tackles problems facing communities around the block and across the globe. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty are known for policy-relevant research on a wide range of issues such as immigration, criminal justice, health care, global poverty, child well-being, education policy, environmental justice, transportation, and climate change. UCLA Luskin has for decades produced master’s and doctoral graduates in Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy, and offered several undergraduate minors. The Public Affairs B.A. greatly expands undergraduate access to the School’s world-class resources and scholarship.

General Information

Information for Transfer Students

Applicants should use the Transfer Admission Guide in conjunction with www.assist.org (for California Community College Students) and www.transferology.com to determine which specific courses you should be taking at your institution. This guide is not a substitute or replacement for your college counselor, who can advise you about requirements for multiple universities. Transfer students must be admitted into the pre-major upon their admission into UCLA to be eligible to pursue the Public Affairs major. Transfer students who were not admitted into the pre-major are not eligible for the major.

UCLA is committed to being a transfer-friendly institution. A strong academic preparation and performance make you a more competitive candidate during the admission review process. See pages 30-31 of the Transfer Admission Guide for the Public Affairs guidelines and articulation agreements.

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Information for Freshmen

To be considered for admission to UCLA as a freshman, you must fulfill the academic subject and test requirements. We understand that UCLA’s subject requirements may be difficult for some applicants to meet due to differences in school curricula. All applications for admission are reviewed within the context of courses available to them.

High school students interested in the UCLA Luskin Public Affairs major should complete the general UC application and select Public Affairs as a pre-major preference.

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