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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States
  • 12 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 12 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 37 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 40 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 27 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 16 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 33 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. UCLA is one of the world’s great research universities. UCLA ranked 11 in London’s Times Higher Education rankings 2010-2011. The faculty is included Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, multiple MacArthur fellows and scores of national academy members. Interdisciplinary teaching and research with initiatives in the arts, stem cells and other biosciences, nanoscience, international studies and the environment is a strength. UCLA's freshmen and transfer students have a 91% success and progress rate – that’s the percentage who graduate or remain in good standing after four years. Many seniors choose capstone projects as part of their degree programs.

There are almost 40,000 students at UCLA, about 27,000 undergraduates and 13,000 graduate and professional students.  About 36% of UCLA undergraduates receive Pell Grants, with their family income is typically less than $50,000. International students are about 17% of graduate students and 5% of undergraduates of the students. According to Fall 2009, U.S. undergraduate ethnicity includes 4% African American, 15% Hispanic, 33% White and 38% Asian/Pacific Islander. 

Campus information

The campus comprises sculpture gardens, fountains, museums, and a mix of architectural styles. It is located in the residential area of Westwood and bordered by Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood. The campus is informally divided into North Campus and South Campus, which are both on the eastern half of the university's land. North Campus is the original campus core and the buildings are more old-fashioned in appearance and clad in imported Italian brick. However, North Campus is home to the arts, humanities, social sciences, law, and business programs and is centred around ficus and sycamore-lined Dickson Court, also known as the "Sunken Garden." South Campus is home to the physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, psychology, mathematical sciences, all health-related fields, and the UCLA Medical Center.

UCLA's main campus is bounded by Sunset Blvd. on the north and Le Conte Ave. on the south; the east border is Hilgard Ave. and the west border is Gayley Ave. There are more than 5,000 courses in 109 academic departments, creating 130 majors to define ones academic path. When UCLA opened its new campus in year 1929, it had four buildings. Npwadays, the campus is included 163 building with 419 acres (1.7 km²) in the western part of Los Angeles, north of the Westwood shopping district and just south of Sunset Boulevard. In terms of acreage, it is the smallest of the 10 UC campuses.

UCLA is 20 minutes from Hollywood. Fifteen minutes from the beach. Any entertainments are nearby so it is easy to reach.


On Campus Summer Housing
Living on campus at UCLA has many advantages for Summer Sessions’s students. The University provides comfortably furnished residence halls and residential suites within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, swimming pools and recreational facilities. Housing is available for six-, eight-, ten- and twelve-week periods. Most students find that living on campus is a convenient and enjoyable option for the Summer Sessions. 

Off Campus Summer Housing
University Apartments is available to Summer Sessions students who prefer the independence of living off campus. Apartments are located within walking distance of campus. 


Courses available 11

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Creative Arts & Design 2 Engineering 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2


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