Welcome to UCLA

One of the top-ranked universities in the world and the most applied-to university in the nation, UCLA is a beacon for the best and brightest students.

Academic Promise

With more than 3,800 courses, 125 majors and 109 departments, UCLA offers an astonishing breadth of academic opportunities. You can choose to pursue multiple majors or combine a major with one of our more than 90 minors. Our interdisciplinary programs, which allow you to cross boundaries between schools and departments, are strong and flexible. Whatever your career aspirations, our programs and resources will meet your academic needs.

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Our Rankings

UCLA’s renowned reputation, academic excellence and extensive campus resources ensure that we consistently perform well against other top-tier research universities, both public and private.

  • U.S. News & World Report
    #8
    Global University Rankings
  • London Times
    #13
    World Reputation Rankings
  • U.S. News & World Report
    #23
    Best Colleges

329 days of sunshine isn’t a forecast — it’s an outlook

Bruins are dreamers, innovators and game changers, determined to leave the world a better place than they found it. Bound by the “True Bruin” code, where integrity, excellence, accountability, respect and service are not just words but action items, Bruins share a strong sense of purpose and community — and meet each day with tremendous optimism.

Young but powerful

Not yet 100 years old, UCLA stands toe-to-toe with iconic universities that have been in existence for centuries. Our trajectory from a humble, two-year, teacher-training program in 1919 to one of the most respected universities in the world has been fueled by our unwavering determination to make a difference. From innovative academics and groundbreaking research to world-class athletics, greatness is a UCLA hallmark.

  • 1919 The “Southern Branch” of the University of California opens as a two-year teacher-training program.
  • 1929 UCLA’s Westwood campus opens with 5,500 students. Iconic Royce Hall is one of the first four buildings.
  • 1956 The first open-heart surgery in the western U.S. is performed at UCLA Medical Center.
  • 1964 Under Coach John Wooden, UCLA wins the first of 10 NCAA men’s basketball championships.
  • 1969 The Internet is born! UCLA becomes the first node on the ARPANET.
  • 1981 UCLA physicians report the world’s first AIDS cases.
  • 1994 President Bill Clinton gives the keynote address at UCLA’s 75th anniversary.
  • 2006 UCLA Prof. Terence Tao wins the Fields Medal, math’s highest honor.
  • 2012 UCLA Library’s collection reaches 10 million volumes.
  • 2015 UCLA becomes the first to win 113 NCAA team championships.

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