At UCLA, diversity is an indispensable element of academic excellence. The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is committed to a diverse faculty and student body with programs that fully incorporate benefits in education, research, and outreach to the community. A population rich in diversity expands the range of knowledge, experiences, and viewpoints, leading to innovative new solutions to traditional problems.

One such program is the UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED). Established in 1983, CEED is committed to diversity in engineering, delivering programs that help educationally disadvantaged and underrepresented students achieve success in math, science and engineering. Through CEED, UCLA Engineering supports a comprehensive K-20 approach to the development, recruitment, retention and graduation of engineering students from groups with low eligibility rates in the UC system.

Further, UCLA Engineering remains committed to increasing diversity in both its student population and its faculty. It has been a priority for the school to raise both the percentage of women students and students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the undergraduate student body. The school will also continue to pursue world-class academicians and place a strong emphasis on identifying and recruiting additional women faculty.

Undergraduate: Fall 2014

  • Percentage of international students – 18.7%
  • Percentage of underrepresented minorities – 8.5%
  • Percentage of women – 22.8%

Graduate: Fall 2014

  • Percentage of international students – 53.6%
  • Percentage of underrepresented minorities – 5.6%
  • Percentage of women – 22%


  • Percentage of minority faculty – 40%
  • Percentage of women faculty – 14.2%