If you're considering UCLA, you're probably looking at the top tier of schools—institutions of higher education that focus on showing how the world runs.We're decidedly different.
At UCLA, we challenge our students to show us how the world could be. It's about fearlessly pushing forward, not because we know we can, but because we know it's the right thing to do.
We are home to the best of the best—the top thinkers like "The Father of the Internet," Vinton Cerf; pioneering researchers like Dr. Patricia Ganz, who revolutionized breast cancer treatment; and icons like Jackie Robinson and Ralph Bunche, who refused to be satisfied with the status quo. Some may call this mindset naïveté. Or being overly optimistic. We call it essential. And it has led to 13 Nobel Laureates, 12 MacArthur Fellows, 260+ Olympic medals, more than 100 NCAA titles and the list goes on and on. See for yourself...
From humble beginnings to becoming the most applied-to university in the nation, UCLA has a history of rewriting it. Broad thinking and optimistic perspectives have always been our catalysts—allowing us to redefine possible time after time. In each field, across all disciplines and in every arena—greatness has become the UCLA hallmark.
Diverse, progressive and surrounded by one of the most influential cities in the world, UCLA operates on a global level. Consistently ranked in the top tier of national and international universities and powered by extensive resources, a renowned reputation, and most importantly, the will to make a real difference in the world—the result can be felt far beyond the campus.
UCLA generates roughly $12.7 billion in economic activity a year to help power the Greater Los Angeles region. And an active portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions and more than 900 patents means UCLA plays a central role in shaping the world we all live in.And as a student, you can be a part of it.
For every aspiration, we have a means. Over 3,800 courses in 109 academic departments create 125+ majors to define your academic path. The rigors are intense. The faculty is the foremost expert. And there are countless opportunities for research, community outreach and connecting with major players in almost any field.
UCLA's admission requirements are among the most selective in the nation. We are looking for those who can thrive at a very advanced level, therefore, we only accept students who meet our high academic standards and can demonstrate that they will be an active, valuable contributor on campus. It's a tough process.But rest assured, if you're here—you deserve to be. Continue to Admission
FacultyWe are 4,300 strong.
We are Nobel Prize winners. We are recipients of the Fields Medal and Turing Award. We are Guggenheim fellows and Fulbright scholars. We are leading researchers and world-renowned authorities in just about every field of study. We are the definition of passionate and are driven to effect real change in the world.But most importantly—we are all yours.
From Chinese linguistics to volcanic geology, we delight in the intellectual curiosity of our students, and take pride in their research accomplishments. We include them on cross-disciplinary teams, and even publish academic papers as co-authors.
Campus LifeOur campus is not a backdrop. It's the foreground for your future.
While the aesthetics are inspiring and unlike any you'll find elsewhere—the real beauty is what happens on it.
UCLA students are almost perpetually active. From starting, joining and running more than 1,000 clubs, to flourishing fraternities and sororities, to a deep involvement with the community—students here are perpetually in motion.
They start businesses and run organizations. They hone their skills and shape their futures as volunteers for Mobile Clinic, Bruin Consulting and L.A. Hacks. They play club sports from rugby to Quidditch, and fill the stands for some of the most storied NCAA athletic teams in history. And that is just the tip of the tip of the iceberg.Our world, yours for the taking.
Housing & Dining
Living here is part of the experience. All of the residence halls are within a couple minutes walk of each other—with classes not much farther than that. You are connected to campus, giving you every outlet and opportunity to find your niche at UCLA. It is vibrant, exciting and unforgettable.Perhaps that is why 98 percent of freshmen chose to live on campus. Continue to Housing
With offerings from Pan-Asian cuisine to health-conscious cafes to award-winning restaurants, the one dining option you won't find at UCLA is the stereotypical cafeteria. You can grab a wood-fired pizza at Covel Commons, or enjoy classic American favorites in the wee hours at the De Neve Late Night.No matter your preference, craving or palate, you'll be able to satisfy it here. Continue to Dining
Financial Aid and ScholarshipsMore than half of our students receive some sort of financial aid.
And with few universities of UCLA's caliber having a higher percentage of students who receive Pell Grants, we clearly put a far greater value on students' abilities than their means.If your child has the drive, we have the resources. Continue to Financial Aid and Scholarships