University of California, Los Angeles

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University of California, Los Angeles
founding 1919
Sponsorship state
place Los Angeles , California , USA
Chancellor Gene D. Block
Students 43,239 (2016)
Foundation assets $ 3.496 billion (2015)
University sports Bruins
Networks Association of American Universities
Royce Hall - main building of UCLA
UCLA Powell Library

The University of California, Los Angeles ( UCLA ; German University of California, Los Angeles ) was founded in 1919 and is the third oldest campus of the University of California . UCLA is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and is located in the Westwood district of Los Angeles . In particular, the business school, the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, achieved top rankings every year. In the current USNews ranking 2009, across all US business schools, it came in 7th, ahead of Harvard Business School and Berkeley's Haas Business School . TheUniversity has been located in Westwood Village between Bel Air and Holmby Hills since 1927 , previously on Vermont Avenue in Hollywood . The university is a member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900. In 1969 she took part in the Arpanet , the forerunner of today's Internet . Together with three other research institutions, this makes it one of the first four participants to be connected with one another using Internet technology. There are currently five Nobel Prize winners teaching at UCLA. In 2014 more than 105,800 students applied, which is a new record and, as in previous years, UCLA is the most popular university with the most applicants in the country. It was voted 8 best in the Times Higher Education Ranking and 12th best university in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities . The UCLA Film & Television Archive is one of the most important film archives in the world.

Course offer

  • UCLA College of Letters and Science
    • Humanities
    • Life sciences
    • Physical sciences
    • Social sciences
    • Undergraduate education
    • International Institute
  • Health sciences
  • Professional Schools
    • Engineering and Applied Science (Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science)
    • Art and architecture
    • Public affairs
    • Pedagogy and Information Science
    • law Sciences
    • Theater , film and television
    • Economics (Anderson School of Management)


UCLA is considered one of the most respected universities in the world.

  • UCLA ranks 8th in the 2013 Times Higher Education Ranking of the 200 best universities worldwide, ahead of the Ivy League universities Yale University , Columbia University in New York, the University of Pennsylvania (Upenn) and Cornell University .
  • UCLA was ranked 12th in Newsweek's annual ranking of the world's top 100 universities.
  • In 2013, UCLA reached 12th place worldwide in the famous Top 500 World Universities ranking by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • It was ranked 3rd best public university in the US by the US News and World Report 2008.
  • In the Newsweek issue from 21. – 28. August 2006 UCLA was listed as one of the "New Ivies".
  • Washington Monthly places UCLA in 2nd place in the US based on criteria such as research, community service and social mobility.
  • the SCImago Institutions Ranking (SIR) places UCLA in 9th place out of the world's top 100 research institutions (both academic and non-academic). In academia, UCLA is surpassed only by Harvard, Tokyo University and the University of Toronto.

UCLA School of Law is one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States . It is in 15th place in the current US news ranking. The Anderson School of Management - one of the most famous business schools in the USA - also belongs to UCLA. It is among the top 20 rankings (as of 2005).

In the worldwide ranking of subjects, UCLA ranks 2nd in linguistics, 5th in medicine, 6th in psychology and 8th in mathematics.


Of the 44,947 students enrolled in 2016, 23,959 (53%) were women. More than 22,000 employees work at the twelve faculties . In 2011 only around 25.5% of applicants were admitted.

Broken down by ethnicity / origin (2016):

  • 13,080 (29%) "whites"
  • 13,068 (29.0%) Asian Americans (of which 2,924 Chinese, 622 South Korean, 111 Japanese; 531 South Asian - India, Pakistan)
  • 7,761 (17%) "Hispanics"
  • 2,164 (5%) African American
  • 255 (1%) Native Americans
  • 1,790 (4%) unknown / no answer
  • 6,829 (15%) international students



Nobel Prize Winner


Humanities, social sciences and arts

Science and technology


Nobel Prize Winner

Art, film and literature


law and economy


Science and technology


Athletics department

The UCLA sports teams call themselves the Bruins . The university is a member of the Pacific-12 Conference . The mascot is the "Bruin Bear". The USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins have traditionally been a strong rivalry.

Personalities of the athletics department

Sights on campus

The main attractions on campus are Royce Hall and Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. UCLA includes the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in the Westwood district (mainly Impressionism, including Monet ) and the Fowler Museum on campus (art history from around the world).

Individual evidence

  2. Financial Report FY2014-2015
  10. a b Overview of the students
  11. Profile of Admitted Freshmen Fall 2011 . In: UCLA website . Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  12. Archived copy ( Memento from April 16, 2009 in the Internet Archive )

Web links

Commons : University of California, Los Angeles  - collection of images, videos, and audio files

Coordinates: 34 ° 4 ′ 19.8 "  N , 118 ° 26 ′ 38.7"  W.