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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1919
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
    • Phone:
    • +13108254321
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

For nearly 100 years, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has been a pioneer, preserving through impossibility, turning the future into the attainable.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) doubt the critics, reject the status quo and see opportunity in dissatisfaction. The campus, faculty and students are driven by optimism. It is not naïve; it is essential. And it has fueled every accomplishment, allowing us to redefine what's possible, time after time. This can-do perspective has brought us 14 Nobel Prizes, 13 faculty MacArthur Fellows, 116 NCAA titles and more Olympic medals than most nations. Our faculty and alumni helped create the Internet and pioneered reverse osmosis. And more than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Academic Highlights

There are countless opportunities for research, fellowships and internships and for connecting with major players in almost any field. Whether you want to change a life, a generation or the whole world, imagine what you can do with the resources only University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) can provide.

Life in University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is also home to more than 70 fraternities and sororities, which represent 13% of the undergraduate population. Phrateres, a non-exclusive social-service club for women was founded here in 1924 by the Dean of Women, Helen Matthewson Laughlin. Students and staff participate in dinghy sailing, surfing, windsurfing, rowing, and kayaking at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey.

School Ranking

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2017–2018 ranks UCLA 15th in the world for academics, No.1 US Public University for academics, and 13th in the world for reputation. In 2019, it ranked 14th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings. UCLA was ranked 33rd in the QS World University Rankings in 2017 and 12th in the world (10th in North America) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017.

Admissions

Admission rates vary according to the residency of applicants. For Fall 2018, California residents had an admission rate of 14%, while out-of-state U.S. residents had an admission rate of 22% and internationals had an admission rate of 14%. University of California Los Angeles UCLA's freshman admit rate for the fall 2019 term was 12%.

Notable Alumni

The notable alumni of University Of California (UCLA), Los Angeles includes people like Kamala Harris, Mila Kunis, Carol Burnett, Emily Ratajkowski & Jack Black. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, singers, sportspersons, writers and fashion etc.

Acceptance Rate

University of California Los Angeles UCLA's freshman admission rate varies drastically across colleges. For Fall 2016, the College of Letters and Science had an admission rate of 21.2%, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) had an admission rate of 12.4%, the Herb Alpert School of Music had an admission rate of 23.5%, the School of the Arts and Architecture had an admission rate of 10.3%, the School of Nursing had an admission rate of 2.2%, and the School of Theater, Film and Television had an admission rate of 4.4%.

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