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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles, California, United States
UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance.

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)



  • The Vermont Avenue campus of the University of California (known as UC's "Southern Branch") opens, offering two-year undergraduate teachers-training programs.
  • The Regents of the University of California adopt the name "University of California at Los Angeles" in place of "Southern Branch."


UCLA offers nearly 150 graduate degree programs, including an extensive selection of management and health sciences options.

40 UCLA doctoral programs rank among top 10 in their fields nationwide.

UCLA Extension is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive continuing higher education programs, offering 100 certificate programs in 20 different fields, with highly accommodating and customizable scheduling for working adults.


At UCLA, our 290 medical research centers and distinctive institutes are defining the role of a great research university in the 21st century.

After all, this is where the Internet was born. Where desalination was developed in its first practical form. And where technology is reshaping our world — from software clouds that monitor electric vehicle charging stations to devices that deliver transplant organs warm and beating.


As one of Southern California’s top five employers, UCLA is the workplace of more than 42,000 people and contributes $12.7 billion to the economy. The UCLA Health System alone generates $3.2 billion in output.

Innovation at UCLA has produced an active portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed here.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

The UCLA Career Center provides comprehensive services and resources to aid students, alumni and employers. From the first day of freshman year through every level of graduate study, the center helps students unify their academic and career goals.

Using your desired career outcomes as a guide, we help you customize your course selection and find mentorship and internship opportunities. And even as alumni, our career center will help you transition from one career to another. Because once you're a Bruin, you're always a Bruin.

Housing services

All of our residence halls are within a couple minutes' walk of each other - and classes not much farther away. Along that walk, students enjoy such amenities as palm-tree terraces, cafes, vibrant vistas and recreation centers. Just one stroll around campus and you'll understand why more than 96% of freshmen live here.

Library services

The mission of the UCLA Library is to provide access to and delivery of information resources to UCLA students, faculty, and staff in support of the research and instructional mission of the university. Relying on its highly skilled staff, the Library encourages innovation, capitalizes on appropriate technologies, forges effective partnerships and aggressively promotes excellence.

ICT services

We provide limited wireless networking services on campus to anyone with a wireless enable laptop or mabile device.

Medical services

Our Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is recognized as one of the top five hospitals in the country and is consistently ranked the best in the western U.S. — and it's right on our campus. The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center is rated in the Top 10 nationally among university student health facilities.The UCLA Police Department's priority is the safety of our students.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is perpetually in motion.

Our students start and join 1000+ clubs, kick-start businesses, run organizations and are deeply involved with the community.

And the entire student body attends events like Bruin Bash — the annual festival to kick off the new school year, which has featured top performers like Jay-Z, T.I. and LMFAO. It's just the opening act of an unforgettable UCLA experience.

Whether it's getting an acting gig as an extra in Hollywood or catching the last set at the Coachella music festival, strolling down the Sunset Strip or taking your first ride up Pacific Coast Highway — at UCLA, the journey is the destination.

Sports facilities

  • Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Men's Golf
  • Women's Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Men's Tennis
  • Women's Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Men's Water Polo
  • Women's Water Polo

Student clubs

With more than 1,000 clubs and student organizations, UCLA is a mosaic of culture and activity. And the majority of our students fill their schedules to capacity.

They are influential figures at the Volunteer Center and leaders at the Center for Community Learning and Community Programs Office.

They are intramural basketball players and sailors. They're active in fraternity and sorority life and coordinators on the Campus Events Commission. They're writers for the Daily Bruin and deejays at UCLA Radio. And when they're not engaging in extracurricular activities, there's an array of campus stores and restaurants for shopping and dining.

Whatever you're into, chances are, someone here is too.


UCLA is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). All courses and certificate programs offered by UCLA Extension have been developed and are administered in accordance with Extension and UCLA policy and the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.

Los Angeles, California, United States

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