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| motto = Fiat lux (Latin)| mottoeng = Let there be lightPublic university>PublicResearch universityLand-grant university>Land grant| parent = University of CaliforniaAssociation of American Universities>AAUAssociation of Public and Land-grant UniversitiesAssociation of Pacific Rim Universities>Pacific RimUniversities Research AssociationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges>WASCPUBLISHER= UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, TITLE=ABOUT UCLA: FAST FACTS ACCESSDATE=APRIL 21, 2016, Gene D. BlockHTTP://CHANCELLOR.UCLA.EDU/SITE-ARCHIVE/INAUGURATION DATE=MAY 13, 2008 ACCESSDATE=MARCH 8, 2015 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20150402152605/HTTP://CHANCELLOR.UCLA.EDU/SITE-ARCHIVE/INAUGURATION DF=MDY-ALL, Scott L. WaughHTTP://WWW.UCLA.EDU/ADMINISTRATION.HTML ACCESSDATE=MAY 20, 2007, Official site, WEBSITE=WWW.APB.UCLA.EDU, | undergrad = 32,403 (Fall 2018)| postgrad = 13,025 (Fall 2018)| staff = 26,139ACCESSDATE=MAY 16, 2007 WORK=OFFICIAL SITE, | city = Westwood, Los Angeles| state = California| country = United States341011843type:edu_region:US-CA|display=it}}Urban area>Urban419 acres (1.7 km2)HTTP://FINREPORTS.UNIVERSITYOFCALIFORNIA.EDU/INDEX.PHP?FILE=10-11/PDF/FULLREPORT_1011.PDF >TITLE=UC FINANCIAL REPORTS – CAMPUS FACTS IN BRIEF PUBLISHER=UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, November 17, 2012, UCLA Blue, UCLA GoldBRAND GUIDELINES {{!, Identity {{!}} Colors accessdate=November 23, 2018}}{{color box#FFD100}}NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision>NCAA Division I FBSUCLA Bruins>BruinsPac-12 Conference>Pac-12 ACCESSDATE=MAY 20, 2007 YEAR=2005 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20070219034235/HTTP://WWW.ENGLISH.UCLA.EDU/UCLA1960S/6263/BEAR.HTM, February 19, 2007,}}| logo = University of California, Los Angeles logo.svg| logo_size = 150}}The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a public research university in Los Angeles. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the fourth-oldest (after UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and UC Davis) of the 10-campus University of California system.BOOK, Dundjerski, Marina, UCLA: The First Century, 2011, Los Angeles, Third Millennium Pub., 19–21, 978-1-906507-37-4, It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.WEB,weblink UCLA sets new undergraduate applications record / UCLA Newsroom, Vazquez, Ricardo, January 18, 2013, UCLA Newsroom, UCLA, July 14, 2013, UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate studentsWEB, Enrollment demographics, Fall 2016,weblink UCLA Academic Planning and Budget, UCLA, January 3, 2017, yes,weblink" title="">weblink January 17, 2017, mdy-all, and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university.WEB, Vazquez, Ricardo, UCLA receives record number of applications from most diverse applicant pool to date,weblink UCLA Newsroom, UCLA, January 14, 2016, The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Samueli School of Engineering; School of the Arts and Architecture; Herb Alpert School of Music; School of Theater, Film and Television; and School of Nursing.{{As of|2017}}, 24 Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, and five Turing Award winners, and two Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force have been affiliated with UCLA as faculty, researchers, or alumni.WEB,weblink Terence Tao, 'Mozart of Math,' Wins Fields Medal, Called 'Nobel Prize in Math', August 22, 2006, EurekAlert!, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), April 20, 2012, Among the current faculty members, 55 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 28 to the National Academy of Engineering, 39 to the Institute of Medicine, and 124 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.WEB,weblink Awards & Honors: Faculty Honors, February 2014, UCLA, February 17, 2014, The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974.WEB,weblink Member Institutions and Years of Admission, Association of American Universities, UCLA is considered one of the country's Public Ivies, meaning that it is a public university thought to provide a quality of education comparable with that of the Ivy League. US News & World Report named UCLA the best public university in the United States for 2019.NEWS,weblink Top Public Colleges & Universities, September 11, 2018, US News & World Report, September 11, 2018,weblink February 23, 2017, yes, Washington, D.C., mdy-all, UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference. The Bruins have won 129 national championships, including 118 NCAA team championships, more than any other university except Stanford University, whose athletes have won 123.No. 1 UCLA Repeats as NCAA Champion,, December 6, 2015WEB,weblink Combined Championships Summary, NCAA, December 18, 2016, WEB,weblink Women's Water Polo,, May 16, 2017, UCLA student-athletes, coaches and staff won 251 Olympic medals: 126 gold, 65 silver, and 60 bronze.WEB,weblink UCLA's All-Time Olympians, UCLA Bruins, February 5, 2016, UCLA student-athletes competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception (1924) and won a gold medal in every Olympics the U.S. participated in since 1932.WEB,weblink UCLA's Olympic Tradition and Medal Winners,weblink" title="">weblink May 24, 2013,


File:UCLA-old-statenormal-campus.jpg|thumb|left|The Los Angeles branch of the California State Normal SchoolCalifornia State Normal SchoolIn March 1881, the California State Legislature, led by California state senator Reginaldo Francisco del Valle, authorized the creation of a southern branch of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) in downtown Los Angeles to train teachers for the growing population of Southern California. The Los Angeles branch of the California State Normal School opened on August 29, 1882, on what is now the site of the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library system. The facility included an elementary school where teachers-in-training could practice their technique with children. That elementary school is related to the present day UCLA Lab School. In 1887, the branch campus became independent and changed its name to Los Angeles State Normal School.WEB,weblink Bruin Timeline, UCLA GSE&IS, 2018, April 17, 2018, WEB,weblink (UC) Los Angeles: Historical Overview, June 20, 2006, Hamilton, Andrew, June 18, 2004, University of California History, Digital Archives (from Berkeley), yes,weblink" title="">weblink April 30, 2006, In 1914, the school moved to a new campus on Vermont Avenue (now the site of Los Angeles City College) in East Hollywood. In 1917, UC Regent Edward Augustus Dickson, the only regent representing the Southland at the time, and Ernest Carroll Moore, Director of the Normal School, began to lobby the State Legislature to enable the school to become the second University of California campus, after UC Berkeley. They met resistance from UC Berkeley alumni, Northern California members of the state legislature, and Benjamin Ide Wheeler, President of the University of California from 1899 to 1919, who were all vigorously opposed to the idea of a southern campus. However, David Prescott Barrows, the new President of the University of California, did not share Wheeler's objections.(File:UCLA-vermontcampus-1922.jpg|thumb|Southern Branch of the University of California's Vermont Campus, 1922.)(File:University of California At Los Angeles, Westwood Hills, Calif (74440).jpg|thumb|Postcard circa 1930 to 1945 of the new Westwood campus.)On May 23, 1919, the Southern Californians' efforts were rewarded when Governor William D. Stephens signed Assembly Bill 626 into law, which acquired the land and buildings and transformed the Los Angeles Normal School into the Southern Branch of the University of California. The same legislation added its general undergraduate program, the College of Letters and Science.WEB,weblink UCLA University Archives, June 20, 2006, January 20, 2007, UCLA Library,weblink" title="">weblink June 15, 2006, The Southern Branch campus opened on September 15 of that year, offering two-year undergraduate programs to 250 Letters and Science students and 1,250 students in the Teachers College, under Moore's continued direction.BOOK,weblink UCLA: The First Century, Dundjerski, Marina, January 1, 2011, Third Millennium Publishing, 978-1-906507-37-4, en, Under University of California President William Wallace Campbell, enrollment at the Southern Branch expanded so rapidly that by the mid-1920s the institution was outgrowing the 25 acre Vermont Avenue location. The Regents searched for a new location and announced their selection of the so-called "Beverly Site"—just west of Beverly Hills—on March 21, 1925, edging out the panoramic hills of the still-empty Palos Verdes Peninsula. After the athletic teams entered the Pacific Coast conference in 1926, the Southern Branch student council adopted the nickname "Bruins", a name offered by the student council at UC Berkeley.WEB,weblink The Daily Bruin Is Born, July 3, 2006, Garrigues, George, 2001, Loud Bark and Curious Eyes, A History of the UCLA Daily Bruin, 1919–1955,weblink" title="">weblink May 28, 2006, In 1927, the Regents renamed the Southern Branch the University of California at Los Angeles (the word "at" was officially replaced by a comma in 1958, in line with other UC campuses). In the same year, the state broke ground in Westwood on land sold for $1 million, less than one-third its value, by real estate developers Edwin and Harold Janss, for whom the Janss Steps are named. The campus in Westwood opened to students in 1929.The original four buildings were the College Library (now Powell Library), Royce Hall, the Physics-Biology Building (formerly the Humanities Building and now the Renee and David Kaplan Hall), and the Chemistry Building (now Haines Hall), arrayed around a quadrangular courtyard on the 400 acre (1.6 km2) campus. The first undergraduate classes on the new campus were held in 1929 with 5,500 students. After lobbying by alumni, faculty, administration and community leaders, UCLA was permitted to award the master's degree in 1933, and the doctorate in 1936, against continued resistance from UC Berkeley.WEB,weblink History: The Beginning, April 4, 2013, UCLA Alumni, 2012, UCLA Alumni, yes,weblink" title="">weblink April 4, 2013, A timeline of the history can be found on its website,WEB,weblink Welcome,, June 30, 1997, July 14, 2012, as well as a published book.WEB,weblink The Book,, July 14, 2012,

Maturity as a university

{{Expand section|History after 1951|date=June 2016}}During its first 32 years, UCLA was treated as an off-site department of UC. As such, its presiding officer was called a "provost", and reported to the main campus in Berkeley. In 1951, UCLA was formally elevated to co-equal status with UC Berkeley, and its presiding officer Raymond B. Allen was the first chief executive to be granted the title of chancellor. The appointment of Franklin David Murphy to the position of Chancellor in 1960 helped spark an era of tremendous growth of facilities and faculty honors. By the end of the decade, UCLA had achieved distinction in a wide range of subjects. This era also secured UCLA's position as a proper university and not simply a branch of the UC system. This change is exemplified by an incident involving Chancellor Murphy, which was described by him:I picked up the telephone and called in from somewhere, and the phone operator said, "University of California." And I said, "Is this Berkeley?" She said, "No." I said, "Well, who have I gotten to?" "UCLA." I said, "Why didn't you say UCLA?" "Oh", she said, "we're instructed to say University of California." So the next morning I went to the office and wrote a memo; I said, "Will you please instruct the operators, as of noon today, when they answer the phone to say, 'UCLA.{{'"}} And they said, "You know they won't like it at Berkeley." And I said, "Well, let's just see. There are a few things maybe we can do around here without getting their permission."WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink September 1, 2006, Caught on Tape: Voices from UCLA's Past, January 25, 2008, Ko, Amy, 1999, UCLA Today, In 2018, the university came into the national spotlight when the Los Angeles Times reported that four UCLA employees had filed lawsuits against UCLA and the UC Board of Regents having accused their workplace supervisor of sexual harassment and the university of failing to properly handle abuse complaints.NEWS,weblink Four UCLA employees sue school, alleging workplace sexual harassment, Dakota, Smith, The Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2018, July 2, 2018, The harassment allegedly started in early 2016, according to the lawsuits.NEWS,weblink Four UCLA employees sue school, alleging workplace sexual harassment, Sydney, Coneeny, Daily Bruin, June 16, 2018, July 2, 2018, The women faced retaliation from other supervisors after they filed complaints. The retaliatory behavior included making the women do more work and not allowing them to take time off to see their attorney. They are seeking more than $120 million in damages.Subsequently, an audit by the California State Auditor found inconsistent discipline in UCLA sexual misconduct cases. The state audit also found that UCLA did not follow university policy or Title IX requirements.WEB,weblink State audit finds inconsistent discipline in UC sexual misconduct cases, Tanya, Perez, The Davis Enterprise, June 27, 2018, July 2, 2018, WEB,weblink UCLA, 2 More UC Campuses Faulted for Sex Misconduct Process, Martin, Mascias, SVC News, June 22, 2018, July 2, 2018, On June 1, 2016, two men were killed in a murder-suicide at an engineering building in the university. School officials put the campus on lockdown as Los Angeles Police Department officers, including SWAT, cleared the campus.WEB, 2 killed in UCLA shooting, campus on lockdown,weblink Russia Today, June 1, 2016, June 1, 2016, NEWS, Yan, Holly, Bloom, Deborah, UCLA shooting: 2 killed in murder-suicide, campus on lockdown,weblink CNN, June 1, 2016, June 1, 2016, UCLA was one of several universities named in the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice. On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was one of many coaches across the country charged with racketeering and conspiracy, and is alleged to have taken over $200,000 in bribes.NEWS,weblink The Coaches Connected to the College Admissions Fraud Case, Das, Andrew, 2019-03-12, The New York Times, 2019-03-20, Tracy, Marc, en-US, 0362-4331, Meyers, Naila-Jean, WEB,weblink UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo indicted in college bribery case, placed on leave, 2019-03-12, Daily News, en-US, 2019-03-20,


(File:Janss Steps, Royce Hall in background, UCLA.jpg|thumb|Janss Steps, in front of Royce Hall)(File:220px-UCLA Bruin.jpg|thumb|The Bruin statue, designed by Billy Fitzgerald, in Bruin Plaza.WEB,weblink Billy Fitzgerald, The Bruin, )The new UCLA campus in 1929 had four buildings: Royce Hall and Haines Hall on the north, and Powell Library and Kinsey Hall (now called Renee And David Kaplan Hall) on the south. The Janss Steps were the original 87-step entrance to the university that lead to the quad of these four buildings. Today, the campus includes 163 buildings across 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 second-smallest of the ten UC campuses. The campus is approximately 1 mile east of the I-405 San Diego Freeway.WEB,weblink Map of University of California, May 29, 2007, Mapquest, yes,weblink" title="">weblink February 19, 2008, mdy-all, The campus is in the residential area of Westwood and bordered by Bel-Air to the north, Beverly Hills to the east, and Brentwood to the west. 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; its buildings are more traditional in appearance and clad in imported Italian brick. North Campus is home to the arts, humanities, social sciences, law, history, and business programs and is centered around ficus and sycamore-lined Dickson Court, also known as the "Sunken Garden". South Campus is home to the physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, mathematical sciences, health-related fields, and the UCLA Medical Center. The campus includes sculpture gardens, fountains, museums, and a mix of architectural styles.Ackerman Union, the John Wooden Center, the Arthur Ashe Health and Wellness Center, the Student Activities Center, Kerckhoff Hall, the J.D. Morgan Center, the James West Alumni Center, and Pauley Pavilion stand at the center of the campus, bordering Wilson Plaza. The campus is bisected by Bruin Walk, a heavily traveled pathway from the residential hill to the main campus. At the intersection of Bruin Walk and Westwood Plaza is Bruin Plaza, featuring an outdoor performing arts stage and a bronze statue of the Bruin bear.During the 2028 Summer Olympics, wrestling and judo will be held at Pauley Pavilion. The campus will also be the location of the Olympic Village for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.WEB,weblink Assets,, 2019-05-15,


(File:Royce Hall, vaulted arches, exterior, UCLA.jpg|left|thumb|Vaulted arches of Royce Hall)The first buildings were designed by the local firm Allison & Allison. The Romanesque Revival style of these first four structures remained the predominant building style until the 1950s, when architect Welton Becket was hired to supervise the expansion of the campus over the next two decades. Becket greatly streamlined itsgeneral appearance, adding several rows of minimalist, slab–shaped brick buildings to the southern half, the largest of these being the UCLA Medical Center.WEB,weblink Welton Becket and Associates, May 29, 2007, 2007, Emporis Buildings, Architects such as A. Quincy Jones, William Pereira, and Paul Williams designed many subsequent structures on the campus during the mid-20th century. More recent additions include buildings designed by architects I.M. Pei, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli, and Rafael Vinoly. To accommodate UCLA's rapidly growing student population, multiple construction and renovation projects are in progress, including expansions of the life sciences and engineering research complexes. This continuous construction gives UCLA the nickname "Under Construction Like Always".WEB,weblink A 'sense of place' from the old and new, May 29, 2007, Lee, Cynthia, October 12, 2004, UCLA Today,weblink" title="">weblink January 28, 2007, One notable building on campus is named after African-American alumnus Ralph Bunche, who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating an armistice agreement between the Jews and Arabs in Israel. The entrance of Bunche Hall features a bust of him overlooking the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. He was the first individual of non-European background and the first UCLA alumnus to be honored with the Prize.The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden is located a mile north of campus, in the community of Bel Air. The garden was designed by landscape architect Nagao Sakurai of Tokyo and garden designer Kazuo Nakamura of Kyoto in 1959. After the garden was damaged by heavy rains in 1969, UCLA Professor of Art and Campus Architect Koichi Kawana took on the task of its reconstruction.


File:Royce Hall post rain.jpg|thumb|Royce Hall, one of the original four buildings, inspired by Basilica of Sant'AmbrogioBasilica of Sant'AmbrogioUCLA has attracted filming for decades with its proximity to Hollywood. Much of the film Gotcha! (1985) was shot at UCLA, as well as John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995). Legally Blonde (2001), Old School (2003), The Nutty Professor (1995), Erin Brockovich (2000), How High (2001), National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), American Pie 2 (2001), and Bring It On Again (2004) were all mainly shot around campus. In January 2009, the Bollywood movie My Name is Khan (2010) was shot on campus. UCLA is also often cast as Stanford in television shows such as The Mindy Project and Chuck. Some of the exterior shots of the fictional UC Sunnydale in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and ABC Family original series Greek were also filmed at UCLA. The site was also used to represent the fictional Windsor College which appears in Scream 2 (1997).VIDEO, Wes Craven (Director), December 12, 1997, Scream 2 - Commentary by Wes Craven, Patrick Lussier & Marianne Maddalena,weblink DVD, Dimension Films, United States, In response to the major demand for filming, UCLA has instated a policy to regulate filming and professional photography at the campus.WEB,weblink UCLA Policy 863: Filming and Photography on Campus, May 21, 2007, January 23, 2004, Morabito, Sam, UCLA Administrative Policies & Procedures Manual,weblink" title="">weblink September 1, 2006, "UCLA is located in Los Angeles, the same place as the American motion picture industry", said UCLA visiting professor of film and television Jonathan Kuntz.WEB,weblink Jonathan Kuntz – Visiting Associate Professor, May 21, 2007, 2007, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 8, 2007, "So we're convenient for (almost) all of the movie companies, TV production companies, commercial companies and so on. We're right where the action is."

Transportation and parking

File:California Nanosystems Institute, interior walkways, UCLA.jpg|thumb|left|California NanoSystems InstituteCalifornia NanoSystems InstituteThe campus maintains 24,000 parking spaces,{{update inline|date=July 2018}} and operates an award-winning sustainable transportation program.WEB,weblink UCLA Transportation: An Overview, August 9, 2010, Fortier, Renee A., WEB,weblink UCLA's Sustainable Transportation Efforts, August 9, 2010, UCLA Sustainability, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 8, 2010, WEB,weblink UCLA First Major University in L.A. County to "Go Metro" with Metro Discounted Transit Pass Program, August 9, 2010, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Elements of the sustainable transportation program include vanpools, a campus shuttle system called BruinBus, discounted carpool permits, and subsidized transit passes. One of the pass programs includes BruinGo!,WEB, BruinGo – Transportation,weblink UCLA Sustainability, November 8, 2012, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 7, 2010, which allows students and staff members to purchase discounted passes to ride Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus and the Culver CityBus.WEB,weblink Why BruinGO should stay, May 22, 2007, Dukakis, Michael, Shoup, Donald, yes, 2002, UCLA Today,weblink" title="">weblink September 1, 2006, Additionally, UCLA has a grocery shuttle that transports students between the dorms and Westwood, on weekends in order to facilitate students' shopping needs.NEWS, Kim, Anny, New shuttles to bring students to grocery stores outside Westwood,weblink January 16, 2018,, April 28, 2017, en, {{clear left}}









(File:Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center June 2012 001.jpg|thumb|Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, near the main entrance to the campus)The David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry and Fielding School of Public Health constitute the professional schools of health science.The UCLA Health System operates the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a hospital in Santa Monica and twelve primary care clinics throughout Los Angeles County. In addition, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine uses two Los Angeles County public hospitals as teaching hospitals—Harbor–UCLA Medical Center and Olive View–UCLA Medical Center—as well as the largest private nonprofit hospital on the west coast, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center is also a major teaching and training site for the university. The UCLA Medical Center made history in 1981 when Assistant Professor Michael Gottlieb first diagnosed AIDS. UCLA medical researchers also pioneered the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning to study brain function. Professor of Pharmacology Louis Ignarro was one of the recipients of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the signaling cascade of nitric oxide, one of the most important molecules in cardiopulmonary physiology.The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking for 2019 ranks UCLA Medical Center 6th in the United States and 1st in the West.WEB, UCLA Medical Center,weblink August 1, 2019, UCLA Medical Center was ranked within the top 20 in the United States for 15 out of 16 medical specialty areas examined.WEB, Harder, Ben, Best Hospitals 2015–16: an Overview,weblink U.S. News & World Report, December 28, 2015,



{{col-break}}{| class="wikitable sortable collapsible collapsed" style="float:right" "text-align:center"! colspan=4 style="background:#2774AE; color:#FFFFFF; {{box-shadow border|a|#FFD100|2px}}" |National Program RankingsMAGAZINE, University of California--Los Angeles – U.S. News Best Grad School Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, July 30, 2019,weblink ! Program! Ranking| 18| 16| 15| 1| 13| 13| 12| 3| 16| 6| 2| 9| 15| 14| 7| 5| 6| 20| 17| 12| 3| 14| 11| 13| 8| 31{{col-break}}{| class="wikitable sortable collapsible collapsed" style="float:right" "text-align:center"! colspan=4 style="background:#2774AE; color:#FFFFFF; {{box-shadow border|a|#FFD100|2px}}" |Global Program RankingsMAGAZINE, University of California--Los Angeles – U.S. News Best Global University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, July 30, 2019,weblink ! Program! Ranking| 12| 14| 8| 11| 67| 27| 52| 44| 18| 29| 17| 15| 26| 16| 11| 34| 31| 51| 6| 11| 47{{col-end}}


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2017–2018 ranks UCLA 15th in the world for academics, No.1 US Public University for academics, and 13th in the world for reputation.WEB,weblink Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, Times Higher Education, TES Global Ltd, March 29, 2015, In 2019, it ranked 14th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.WEB,weblink SCImago Institutions Rankings - Higher Education - All Regions and Countries - 2019 - Overall Rank,, UCLA was ranked 33rd in the QS World University Rankings in 2017 and 12th in the world (10th in North America) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017. In 2017, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked the university 15th in the world based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents.WEB, CWUR 2015 – World University Rankings,weblink Center for World University Rankings, Center for World University Rankings, July 25, 2015, The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Rankings report ranked UCLA 10th in the world. The CWTS Leiden ranking of universities based on scientific impact for 2017 ranks UCLA 14th in the world.WEB,weblink CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015, CWTS Leiden Ranking, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, June 20, 2015, The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) conducted by Middle East Technical University for 2016–2017 ranked UCLA 12th in the world based on the quantity, quality and impact of research articles and citations.WEB,weblink University Ranking by Academic Performance, University Ranking by Academic Performance, Middle East Technical University, November 29, 2015, The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities for 2017 ranked UCLA 11th in the world based on the presence, impact, openness and excellence of its research publications.WEB, Ranking Web of Universities,weblink Ranking Web of Universities, Spanish National Research Council, November 29, 2015,


The 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report ranked UCLA first (tie) among public universities.WEB, University of California--Los Angeles,weblink U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report LP., September 13, 2017, The Washington Monthly ranked UCLA 8th among national universities in 2016, with criteria based on research, community service, and social mobility. The Money Magazine Best Colleges ranking for 2015 ranked UCLA 26th in the United States, based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.WEB, Money's Best Colleges,weblink Money, Time Inc., July 25, 2015, In 2014, The Daily Beast{{'}}s Best Colleges report ranked UCLA 10th in the country.NEWS, College Rankings 2014,weblink The Daily Beast, The Daily Beast Company LLC, November 30, 2014, November 6, 2014, Zadrozny, Brandy, The Kiplinger Best College Values report for 2015 ranked UCLA 6th for value among American public universities.WEB, Kiplinger's Best College Values,weblink Kiplinger, The Kiplinger Washington Editors, January 3, 2016, The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked UCLA 26th among national universities in 2016.WEB, US College Rankings: top universities in the USA,weblink Times Higher Education, TES Global Limited, January 7, 2017, October 7, 2016, The 2013 Top American Research Universities report by the Center for Measuring University Performance ranks UCLA 11th in power, 12th in resources, faculty, and education, 14th in resources and education and 9th in education.WEB, The Top American Research Universities,weblink The Center for Measuring University Performance, The Center for Measuring University Performance, April 5, 2015, yes,weblink January 29, 2016, The 2015 Princeton Review College Hopes & Worries Survey ranked UCLA as the No. 5 "Dream College" among students and the No. 10 "Dream College" among parents.WEB, O'Toole, Kristen, The Princeton Review's 2015 "College Hopes & Worries Survey" Reports on 12,000 Students' & Parents' "Dream colleges" and Application Viewpoints,weblink The Princeton Review, TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC, May 25, 2015, The National Science Foundation ranked UCLA 10th among American universities for research and development expenditures in 2014 with $948 million.WEB, Rankings by total R&D expenditures,weblink National Science Foundation, The National Science Foundation, December 28, 2015, The New York Times ranked UCLA as #1 for economic upward-mobility in the United States.NEWS,weblink The New York Times, New York Times Press, February 25, 2019,

Graduate school

(File:UCLA School of Law south entrance.jpg|thumb|South entrance to the School of Law.)(File:UCLA Fielding School of Public Health - Main Entrance .jpg|thumb|Fielding School of Public Health)(File:Anderson School of Managemnt UCLA.jpg|thumb|Anderson School of Management)(File:Samueli UCLA.jpg|thumb|Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science){{As of|2016|August}}, the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report ranked the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS) 11th, the Anderson School of Management 15th, the David Geffen School of Medicine tied for 6th for Primary Care and 14th for Research, the School of Law 17th, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) tied for 14th, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health 19th, and the School of Nursing 12th. The QS Global 200 MBA Rankings report for 2015 ranks the Anderson School of Management 9th among North American business schools.WEB, QS Global 200 MBA Rankings 2014/15: North America,weblink Top MBA, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, January 11, 2015, The 2014 Economist ranking of Full-time MBA programs ranks the Anderson School of Management 13th in the world.NEWS, Full time MBA ranking,weblink The Economist, The Economist Newspaper Limited, January 5, 2015, The 2014 Financial Times ranking of MBA programs ranks the Anderson School 26th in the world.WEB, Global MBA Ranking 2014,weblink Financial Times, The Financial Times Ltd, January 5, 2015, The 2014 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of Full-time MBA programs ranks the Anderson School of Management 11th in the United States.WEB, Full-Time MBA Programs,weblink Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg L.P., January 5, 2015, yes,weblink" title="">weblink September 16, 2013, The 2014 Business Insider ranking of the world's best business schools ranks the Anderson School of Management 20th in the world.WEB, Stanger, Melissa, August 4, 2014, The World's 50 Best Business Schools,weblink Business Insider, January 11, 2015, The 2014 Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking ranks the Anderson School of Management 15th in the United States.WEB, University and Business School Ranking in USA,weblink Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking, Eduniversal, June 6, 2015, In 2015, career website Vault ranked the Anderson School of Management 16th among American business schools,WEB, Best Business Schools,weblink Vault, Inc., September 19, 2015, and the School of Law 16th among American law schools.WEB, Best Law Schools,weblink Vault, Inc., September 19, 2015, In 2015, financial community website QuantNet ranked the Anderson School of Management's Master of Financial Engineering program 12th among North American financial engineering programs.WEB, 2015 Rankings of Best Financial Engineering Programs,weblink QuantNet, QuantNet Inc, November 21, 2015, The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs report for 2016 ranked the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) 1st among online graduate engineering programs.WEB, Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs,weblink U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report LP, January 14, 2016,


Departments ranked in the national top ten by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report are Clinical Psychology (1st), Fine Arts (2nd), Psychology (2nd), Medical School: Primary Care (6th), Math (7th), History (9th), Sociology (9th), English (10th), Political Science (10th), and Public Health (10th).Departments ranked in the global top ten by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities report are Arts and Humanities (7th), Biology and Biochemistry (10th), Chemistry (6th), Clinical Medicine (10th), Materials Science (10th), Mathematics (7th), Neuroscience and Behavior (7th), Psychiatry/Psychology (3rd) and Social Sciences and Public Health (8th).WEB, University of California--Los Angeles,weblink U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report LP, October 17, 2015, Departments ranked in the global top ten by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2015 are Mathematics (8th)WEB, Academic Ranking of World Universities in Mathematics – 2015,weblink Academic Ranking of World Universities, September 5, 2015, and Computer Science (9th).WEB, Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science – 2015,weblink Academic Ranking of World Universities, September 5, 2015, Departments ranked in the global top ten by the QS World University Rankings for 2015 are English Language & Literature (9th),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – English Language & Literature,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Linguistics (2nd),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Linguistics,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Modern Languages (10th),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Modern Languages,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Medicine (7th),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Medicine,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Psychology (5th),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Psychology,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Mathematics (8th),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Mathematics,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Geography & Area Studies (7th),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Geography & Area Studies,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Communication & Media Studies (10th),WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Communication & Media Studies,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, Education (8th)WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Education,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015, and Sociology (6th).WEB, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 – Sociology,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, May 16, 2015,

Academic field

Academic field rankings in the global top ten according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2015 are Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (10th).WEB, Academic Ranking of World Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy – 2015,weblink Academic Ranking of World Universities, September 5, 2014, Academic field rankings in the global top ten according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2014–2015 include Arts & Humanities (10th),WEB, Top 100 universities for arts and humanities 2014–2015,weblink Times Higher Education World University Rankings, October 4, 2014, Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health (9th),WEB, Top 100 universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health 2014–2015,weblink Times Higher Education World University Rankings, October 4, 2014, Engineering and Technology (9th),WEB, Top 100 universities for engineering and technology 2014–2015,weblink Times Higher Education World University Rankings, October 4, 2014, Physical Sciences (9th),WEB, Top 100 universities for physical sciences 2014–2015,weblink Times Higher Education World University Rankings, October 4, 2014, and Social Sciences (9th).WEB, Top 100 universities for social sciences 2014–2015,weblink Times Higher Education World University Rankings, October 4, 2014, Academic field rankings in the global top ten according to the QS World University Rankings for 2015 are Arts & Humanities (10th)WEB, QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2015 – Arts and Humanities,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, February 27, 2016, and Life Sciences and Medicine (10th).WEB, QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2015 – Life Sciences and Medicine,weblink QS Top Universities, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, February 27, 2016,

Student body

The Institute of International Education ranked UCLA the American university with the seventh-most international students in 2016 (behind NYU, USC, Arizona State, Columbia University, The University of Illinois, and Northeastern University).WEB, Top 25 Institutions Hosting International Students, 2015/16.,weblink Institute of International Education, Institute of International Education, Inc., January 2, 2017, yes,weblink" title="">weblink November 25, 2016, In 2014, Business Insider ranked UCLA 5th in the world for the number of alumni working at Google (behind Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and MIT).WEB, Baer, Drake, October 2, 2014, The 20 Schools with the Most Alumni at Google,weblink Business Insider, November 29, 2014, In 2015, Business Insider ranked UCLA 10th among American universities with the most students hired by Silicon Valley companies.WEB, Carson, Biz, The 20 universities that are most likely to land you a job in Silicon Valley,weblink Business Insider, Business Insider Inc., July 18, 2015, In 2015, research firm PitchBook ranked UCLA 9th in the world for venture capital raised by undergraduate alumni, and 11th in the world for producing the most MBA graduate alumni who are entrepreneurs backed by venture capital.WEB, The Top Universities Producing VC-Backed Entrepreneurs,weblink ValueWalk, ValueWalk, September 26, 2015,

Library system

(File:Powell Library, UCLA (10 December 2005).jpg|thumb|right|Powell Library, across the quad from Royce Hall)UCLA's library system has over nine million books and 70,000 serials spread over twelve libraries and eleven other archives, reading rooms, and research centers. It is the United States' 12th largest library in number of volumes.WEB,weblink The Nation's Largest Libraries: A Listing By Volumes Held, February 16, 2014, 2012, American Library Association, The first library, University Library (presently Powell Library), was founded in 1884. In 1910, Elizabeth Fargo became the university's first librarian. Lawrence Powell became librarian in 1944, and began a series of system overhauls and modifications, and in 1959, he was named Dean of the School of Library Service.WEB,weblink A Tribute to Lawrence Clark Powell, December 13, 2006, 2006, UCLA Library,weblink" title="">weblink December 17, 2005, More libraries were added as previous ones filled. Page Ackerman became University Librarian in 1973, and was the nation's first female librarian of a system as large and complex as UCLA's. She oversaw the first coordinations between other UC schools, and formed a new administrative network that is still in use today.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink yes, July 11, 2012, Obituary: Page Ackerman, Former UCLA University Librarian, December 13, 2006, Setzer, Dawn, March 9, 2006, UCLA News, Since her retirement, the system has seen steady growth and improvement under various Librarians. The present University Librarian is Virginia Steel, who took office on July 15, 2013.WEB,weblink University Librarian Virginia Steel, November 2, 2013, 2013, UCLA Library, yes,weblink" title="">weblink November 11, 2013,

Medical school admissions

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), UCLA supplies the most undergraduate applicants to U.S. medical schools among all American universities. In 2015, UCLA supplied 961 medical school applicants, followed by UC Berkeley with 819 and the University of Florida with 802.WEB, Table A-2.1: Undergraduate Institutions Supplying 15 or More Black or African-American Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools, 2015–2016,weblink Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of American Medical Colleges, December 28, 2015, Among first-time medical school applicants who received their bachelor's degree from UCLA in 2014, 51% were admitted to at least one U.S. medical school.WEB, Medical School Admissions: 2014 UCLA Bachelor's Degree Recipients,weblink UCLA Career Center, UCLA, January 3, 2017,


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Undergraduate{| style"float:right; font-size:85%; margin:10px" "text-align:center; font-size:85%; margin:auto;" class"wikitable"|+ Fall admission statistics|+ Excluding deferred applications or other unique situations.

!   !! 2018WEB, Common Data Set Fall 2018,weblink Fall 2018 Common Data Set, UCLA, January 19, 2019, !! 2017WEB, University of California Freshman Application Counts by Campus and Residency,weblink University of California Office of the President, December 25, 2016, WEB, Common Data Set Fall 2017,weblink UCLA, April 27, 2018, !! 2016WEB, Common Data Set Fall 2016,weblink Fall 2016 Common Data Set, UCLA, December 25, 2016, yes,weblink" title="">weblink December 29, 2016, mdy-all, !! 2015WEB, Common Data Set Fall 2015,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink yes, February 26, 2016, Fall 2015 Common Data Set, UCLA, May 25, 2016, !! 2014WEB, Fall 2014 Common Data Set,weblink Fall 2014 Common Data Set, UCLA, May 26, 2016, yes,weblink" title="">weblink June 27, 2016, mdy-all, !! 2013WEB, Common Data Set, Fall 2013,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink yes, February 26, 2016, UCLA Academic Planning and Budget, UCLA, November 15, 2015, style="text-align:center;"! Applicants| 80,522 style="text-align:center;"! Admits| 16,448 style="text-align:center;"! Admit rate| 20.4% style="text-align:center;"! Enrolled| 5,697 style="text-align:center;"! Average GPA (Weighted)| 4.29 style="text-align:center;"! SAT Range| 1750–2150 style="text-align:center;"! ACT Range| 25–32U.S. News & World Report rates UCLA "Most Selective"WEB,weblink University of California--Los Angeles: College, U.S. News & World Report, January 26, 2013, and The Princeton Review rates its admissions selectivity of 97 out of 99.WEB, University of California--Los Angeles,weblink The Princeton Review, January 2, 2017, 102,242 prospective freshmen applied for Fall 2017, the most of any four-year university in the United States.Admission rates vary according to the residency of applicants. For Fall 2016, California residents had an admission rate of 18%, while out-of-state U.S. residents had an admission rate of 22% and internationals had an admission rate of 14%.WEB, Profile of Admitted Freshmen Fall 2016,weblink UCLA Admissions, December 26, 2016, freshman2016, Enrolled freshman for Fall 2018 had an unweighted GPA of 3.89, an SAT interquartile range of 1270–1520, and an ACT interquartile range of 28–34. The SAT interquartile ranges were 640–740 for reading/writing and 630–780 for math.UCLA's freshman admission rate varies drastically across colleges. For Fall 2016, the College of Letters and Science had an admission rate of 21.2%, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) had an admission rate of 12.4%, the Herb Alpert School of Music had an admission rate of 23.5%, the School of the Arts and Architecture had an admission rate of 10.3%, the School of Nursing had an admission rate of 2.2%, and the School of Theater, Film and Television had an admission rate of 4.4%.WEB, Freshman admissions to the college and schools, Fall 2016,weblink UCLA Academic Planning and Budget, UCLA, January 2, 2017, yes,weblink" title="">weblink March 16, 2017, mdy-all, One of the major issues is the decreased admission of African-Americans since the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996, prohibiting racial or sexual discrimination at public institutions.NEWS, David, Leonhardt, The New Affirmative Action,weblink The New York Times Magazine, September 30, 2007, September 28, 2007, UCLA responded by shifting to a holistic admissions process starting Fall 2007.NEWS, Scott, Smallwood, UCLA Adopts 'Holistic' Model in Admissions to Stem Decline in Minority Enrollment,weblink The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 29, 2006, May 21, 2007, The holistic admissions process evaluates applicants based on their opportunities in high school, their personal hardships and unusual circumstances at home.Among the admitted freshman applicants for Fall 2017, 36.7% chose to enroll at UCLA.


(File:Hughandhazeldarlinglawlibrary.jpg|thumb|left|Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library, UCLA School of Law)For Fall 2014, the David Geffen School of Medicine admitted 3.2% of its applicants, making it the 9th most selective U.S. medical school.WEB, Snider, Susannah, 10 Medical Schools That Are Most Competitive for Applicants,weblink U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report LP, April 18, 2015, The School of Law had a median undergraduate GPA of 3.74 and median Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score of 166 for the enrolled class of 2018.WEB, Fall 2015 Incoming Class Profile,weblink UCLA Law, UCLA School of Law, November 7, 2015, The Anderson School of Management had a middle-80% GPA range of 3.2 – 3.8 and an average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 714 for the enrolled MBA class of 2017.WEB, MBA Class of 2017 Profile,weblink UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA, November 15, 2015, The School of Dentistry had an average overall GPA of 3.75, an average science GPA of 3.71 and an average Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score of 22 for the enrolled class of 2018.WEB, 2014-2015 Annual Report,weblink UCLA School of Dentistry, UCLA, November 15, 2015, The Graduate School of Nursing currently has an acceptance rate of 3.9%. For Fall 2015, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) had a graduate acceptance rate of 27.6%.WEB, Corpuz, Erkki, Report to the University-Wide Council on Engineering Education (UCEE),weblink UCLA Engineering Office of Academic and Student Affairs, UCLA, February 7, 2016,

Economic impact

The university has a significant impact in the Los Angeles economy. It is the fifth largest employer in the county (after Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the federal government and the City of Los Angeles) and the seventh largest in the region.Largest Employers in Los Angeles County. Compiled by the LA Almanac, Source: California Employment Development Department, The Los Angeles Business Journal, and Almanac researchWEB,weblink UCLA — A Smart Investment for the Greater Los Angeles Region ... and Beyond,, September 11, 2011, yes,weblink" title="">weblink October 4, 2008, mdy-all,

Trademarks and licensing

The UCLA trademark "is the exclusive property of the Regents of the University of California",WEB, UCLA Trademark Use Guidelines,weblink Associated Students UCLA, September 5, 2012, yes,weblink" title="">weblink February 4, 2012, but it is managed, protected, and licensed through UCLA Trademarks and Licensing, a division of the Associated Students UCLA, the largest student employer on campus.WEB, UCLA Licensing and Trademarks: About Us,weblink Associated Students UCLA, September 5, 2012, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 25, 2012, WEB, Welcome to UCLA Trademarks & Licensing,weblink Associated Students UCLA, September 5, 2012, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 25, 2012, As such, the ASUCLA also has a share in the profits.Due to UCLA's academic and athletic prestige, as well as the name, being associated with popular images of Southern California lifestyle, apparel with UCLA logos and insignia sells not just in the United States, but as an overseas clothing and accessories brand. High demand for UCLA apparel has inspired the licensing of its trademark to UCLA brand stores throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Since 1980, 15 UCLA stores have opened in South Korea, and 49 are currently open in China. The newest store was opened in Kuwait.WEB,weblink UCLA Store List, December 26, 2006,,weblink" title="">weblink February 20, 2008, zh, There are also stores in Mexico, Singapore, India and Europe.NEWS, Menaka, Fernando, UCLA name, L.A. lifestyle marketable overseas,weblink Daily Bruin, UCLA, April 5, 2005, May 13, 2005, UCLA makes $400,000 in royalties every year through its international licensing program.

Commerce on campus

(File:UCLA hoodie.jpg|thumb|right|A hoodie from the UCLA Store)UCLA has various store locations around campus, with the main store in Ackerman Union. In addition, UCLA-themed products are sold at the gift shop of Fowler Museum on campus.Due to licensing and trademarks, products with UCLA logos and insignia are usually higher priced than their unlicensed counterparts. These products have popularity among visitors, who buy them as gifts and souvenirs. For certain products (such as notebooks and folders) the UCLA Store offers both licensed (logo) and unlicensed (without logo, thus cheaper) options, but for many other products the latter option is often unavailable.{{citation needed|date=October 2015}}Students who are part-time employed by ASUCLA at a UCLA Store or a UCLA Restaurant are offered certain discounts when they are shopping at UCLA Stores, in addition to their salary.


(File:UCLA Bruins script.svg|thumb|Official logo of UCLA Athletics)(File:UCLA marching band 2010.jpg|thumb|The Solid Gold Sound of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band)The school's sports teams are called the Bruins, represented by the colors true blue and gold. The Bruins participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference. Two notable sports facilities serve as home venues for UCLA sports. The Bruin men's football team plays home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; the team won a national title in 1954. The basketball and volleyball teams, and the women's gymnastics team compete at Pauley Pavilion on campus. The school also sponsors cross country, soccer, women's rowing, golf, tennis, water polo, track and field, and women's softball.The mascots are Joe and Josephine Bruin, and the fight songs are Sons of Westwood and Mighty Bruins. The alma mater is Hail to the Hills of Westwood.When Henry "Red" Sanders came to UCLA to coach football in 1949, the uniforms were redesigned. Sanders added a gold loop on the shoulders—the UCLA Stripe. The navy blue was changed to a lighter shade of blue. Sanders figured that the baby blue would look better on the field and in film. He dubbed the uniform "Powder Keg Blue", a powder blue with an explosive kick. This would also differentiate UCLA from all other UC teams, whose official colors are blue and gold.UCLA competes in all major Division I sports and has won 128 national championships, including 118 NCAA championships. Only Stanford University has more NCAA team championships, with 123.WEB,weblink Women's Tennis,, May 23, 2018, On April 21, 2018, UCLA's women's gymnastics team defeated Oklahoma Sooners to win its 7th NCAA National Championship as well as UCLA's 115th overall team title. Most recently, UCLA's women's soccer team defeated Florida State to win its first NCAA National Championship along with women's tennis who defeated North Carolina to win its second NCAA National title ever.WEB,weblink UCLA wins NCAA women's tennis championship, UCLA Athletics, UCLA's softball program is also outstanding.WEB,weblink Bruins lead the nation with 106 NCAA team championships and 124 total national championships, May 31, 2008, 2008, UCLA Bruins, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 16, 2008, mdy-all, Women's softball won their NCAA-leading 12th National Championship, on June 4, 2019. The women's water polo team is also dominant, with a record 7 NCAA championships. Notably, the team helped UCLA become the first school to win 100 NCAA championships overall when they won their fifth on May 13, 2007.The men's water polo team won UCLA's 112th, 113th, and 114th national championships, defeating USC in the championship game three times: on December 7, 2014, on December 6, 2015, and on December 3, 2017. On October 9, 2016, the top-ranked men's water polo team broke the NCAA record for consecutive wins when they defeated UC Davis for their 52nd straight win. This toppled Stanford's previous record of 51 consecutive wins set in 1985–87. The men's water polo team has become a dominant sport on campus with a total of 11 national championships.File:Pauley Pavilion 2013.JPG|thumb|left|Basketball at Pauley PavilionPauley PavilionAmong UCLA's 118 championship titles, some of the more notable victories are in men's basketball. Under legendary coach John Wooden, UCLA men's basketball teams won 10 NCAA championships, including a record seven consecutive, in 1964, 1965, 1967–1973, and 1975, and an 11th was added under then-coach Jim Harrick in 1995 (through 2008, the most consecutive by any other team is two). From 1971 to 1974, UCLA men's basketball won an unprecedented 88 consecutive games.UCLA has also shown dominance in men's volleyball, with 19 national championships. All 19 teams were led by formerWEB, Foster, Chris, Al Scates to retire as UCLA volleyball coach after 2012 season,weblink Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2012, coach Al Scates, which ties him with John McDonnell of the University of Arkansas as NCAA leader for national championships in a single sport.Former UCLA basketball player and former NBA player Earl Watson commented, "Eleven national championships, the best coach (Wooden) to coach the game says a lot. I take offense to those who act like UCLA is just another school compared with Duke. Duke is a great school in the east, but UCLA is worldwide."UCLA is one of only six universities (Michigan, Stanford, Ohio State, California, and Florida being the others) to have won national championships in all three major men's sports (baseball, basketball, and football).WEB,weblink – The Official Website of NCAA Championships,, September 15, 2014,

USC rivalry

(File:2008-1206-USC-UCLA-007-RB-redblue1.JPG|thumb|A UCLA-USC rivalry game.)UCLA shares a traditional sports rivalry with the nearby University of Southern California, especially for football. Under famous coach John Wooden, UCLA became a dominating power in men's basketball, and has won 11 NCAA championships, against USC's zero.WEB,weblink National Championships, May 22, 2007, 2007, UCLA Bruins, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 17, 2007, mdy-all, In football, UCLA has one national champion team and 16 conference titles, compared to USC's 11 national championships and 37 conference championships. The two football teams compete for annual possession of the Victory Bell, the trophy of the rivalry football game. In 2015, UCLA's football team was beaten by USC in a 21-40 defeat at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, ending its three-game winning streak.WEB, Thiry, Lindsey, USC defeats UCLA, 40-21, for first time in four seasons,weblink Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2015, November 29, 2015, The schools share a rivalry in many other sports. In men's volleyball, UCLA won 19 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championships against USC's four. UCLA also dominates the all-time series vs. USC in men's volleyball (86–34).WEB,weblink 2010MVBGuide2.indd, May 23, 2010, In women's volleyball UCLA leads the all-time series against USC as well and has won eight national champions to USC's six.WEB,weblink 2007 UCLA Women's Volleyball Media Guide – The Pacific-10 Conference – Opponents, 51, September 11, 2011, In soccer, UCLA leads USC in the all-time series 13–3–0, yet USC no longer competes in men's NCAA Division I soccer.WEB,weblink UCLA Record vs. Opponents, 42, September 11, 2011, The annual SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup compares the two schools based on their performance in 19 varsity sports; UCLA has won five times and USC has won nine times. This rivalry extends to the Olympic Games, where UCLA athletes have won 250 medals over a span of 50 years while USC athletes have won 287 over 100 years.WEB,weblink UCLA's Olympic Medal Winners, May 22, 2007, 2004, UCLA Bruins, yes,weblink" title="">weblink June 2, 2007, WEB,weblink USC Olympians: 1904–2004, May 22, 2007, 2004, Fans Only (CSTV), WEB,weblink USC Concludes Its Most Successful Olympics Ever – University of Southern California Official Athletic Site,, August 12, 2012, October 14, 2012, UCLA and USC also compete in the We Run The City 5K, an annual charity race to raise donations for Special Olympics Southern California. The race is located on the campus of one of the schools and switches to the other campus each year. USC won the race in 2013 and 2015, while UCLA won the race in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017.WEB,weblink We Run the City 5K/10K: History - Special Olympics Southern California,, 2018-02-08, The origin is unclear, but the rivalry most likely started when football Hall of Fame coach Red Sanders led UCLA to dominance in the 1950s. USC, having won four national championships prior to UCLA's first and only title in 1954 diverted some attention from then-rival University of Notre Dame, and the new cross-town rivalry began.WEB,weblink University of Southern California Official Athletic Site – Football,, October 14, 2012, yes,weblink" title="">weblink November 19, 2012, mdy-all, Ethnicity, 2016Undergrad >Graduate >| Percentage">

Student life{| class"wikitable sortable" style"width:400px; float:right; font-size:85%; margin:10px"|+ Ethnicity, 2016Undergrad >Graduate >| Percentage

|Black Non-Hispanic| 1,485| 619| 4.8%|Asian or Pacific Islander| 9,917| 2,566| 29.1%Hispanic and Latino Americans>Hispanic| 6,462| 1,188| 17.3%American Indian and Alaska Native>American Indian or Alaskan Native| 169| 79| 0.6%|White Non-Hispanic| 8,113| 4,394| 29.1%Unknown race>Unknown, Other| 1,068| 670| 4.0%Foreign students in the United States>Foreign| 3,659| 3,159| 15.2%The campus is located near prominent entertainment venues such as the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Santa Monica Pier. UCLA offers classical orchestras, intramural sports, and over 800 student organizations. UCLA is also home to more than 70 fraternities and sororities, which represent 13% of the undergraduate population.WEB, Dougherty, Kevin, Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life,weblink UCLA Fraternity & Sorority Relations, UCLA, November 14, 2015, Phrateres, a non-exclusive social-service club for women was founded here in 1924 by the Dean of Women, Helen Matthewson Laughlin. Students and staff participate in dinghy sailing, surfing, windsurfing, rowing, and kayaking at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey.UCLA's first contemporary a cappella group, Awaken A Cappella, was founded in 1992. The all-male group, Bruin Harmony, has enjoyed a successful career since its inception in 2006, portraying a collegiate a cappella group in The Social Network (2010), while the ScatterTones finished in second-place in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2011–2013. Other a cappella groups include Signature, Random Voices, Medleys, YOUTHphonics, Resonance, Deviant Voices, Awechords and Cadenza. YOUTHphonics and Medleys are UCLA's only nonprofit service-oriented a cappella groups.WEB,weblink medleys a cappella, Medleys a Cappella at UCLA, April 21, 2016, There are also a variety of cultural organizations on campus, such as Nikkei Student Union (NSU), Japanese Student Association (JSA),Ucla Jsa {{webarchive|url= |date=April 3, 2013 }}. Retrieved on July 14, 2013. Association of Chinese Americans (ACA), Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), Chinese Music Ensemble (CME), Chinese Cultural Dance Club (CCDC), Taiwanese American Union (TAU), Taiwanese Student Association (TSA), Hong Kong Student Society (HKSS), Hanoolim Korean Cultural Awareness Group, Samahang Pilipino, Vietnamese Student Union (VSU), and Thai Smakom. Many of these organizations have an annual "culture night" consisting of drama and dance which raises awareness of culture and history to the campus and community.UCLA operates on a quarter calendar with the exception of the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA School of Medicine, which operate on a semester calendar.

Greek life

There are more than 60 national and local Greek-letter organizations at UCLA in six governing councils. About 4,000 students or 13% of UCLA undergraduate students participate in Greek-letter organizations.WEB,weblink Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018, June 2, 2018, {| class="wikitable"!colspan=3|Fraternities (IFC)WEB,weblink UCLA Interfraternity Council – Fraternities, November 25, 2016, !colspan=3|Sororities (NPC)WEB,weblink UCLA Panhellenic Association, November 25, 2016, In addition, UCLA includes some of the multi-cultural Greek organizations.Asian Greek Council (AGC):Governing body of the 4 historically Asian-founded fraternities and sororities.Latino Greek Council (LGC):Governing body of the 8 Latino/a founded Greek-letter organizations.Multi-Interest Greek Council (MIGC):Governing body of the 15 cultural-based/special-interest fraternity and sorority organizations.National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):Governing body of the 7 historically African American Greek-letter organizations at UCLA.


(File:Spring Sing 2009.jpg|thumb|Spring Sing 2009)UCLA's official charity is UniCamp, founded in 1934. It is a week-long summer camp for under-served children from the greater Los Angeles area, with UCLA volunteer counselors. UniCamp runs for seven weeks throughout the summer at Camp River Glen in the San Bernardino National Forest. Because UniCamp is a non-profit organization, student volunteers from UCLA also fundraise money throughout the year to allow these children to attend summer camp.WEB, UCLA Unicamp,weblink December 4, 2012, yes,weblink" title="">weblink November 27, 2012, True Bruin Welcome begins the fall quarter to introduce new students to clubs and activities. The week includes the Day of Service for all freshmen, the Enormous Activities Fair, and the Sports Fair. At the end of move-in and the beginning of True Bruin Welcome, UCLA holds Bruin Bash, which includes a concert, dance and movie pre-release. Bruin Bash was created as a replacement for Black Sunday, a large-scale day of partying including all fraternities in North Westwood Village.The Pediatric AIDS Coalition organizes the annual Dance Marathon in Pauley Pavilion, where thousands of students raise a minimum of $250 and dance for 26 hours to support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Project Kindle, and the UCLA AIDS Institute. Dancers are not allowed to sit (except to use the restroom) during the marathon, literally taking a stand against pediatric AIDS, and symbolizing the suffering of affected children around the world. In 2015, Dance Marathon at UCLA raised $446,157.WEB, Dance Marathon students raise $446,157 for pediatric AIDS,weblink UCLA Newsroom, UCLA, June 20, 2015, During Finals Week, UCLA students participate in "Midnight Yell", where they yell as loudly as possible for a few minutes at midnight to release some stress from studying. The quarterly Undie Run takes place during the Wednesday evening of Finals Week, when students run through the campus in their underwear or in skimpy costumes. The run began in Fall of 2001 when a student, Eric Whitehead, wearing what he described as "really short shorts" walked around singing and playing guitar to protest the police restrictions on the Midnight Yell.WEB,weblink Undie Run Tradition Faces Growing Pains, Staines, Xandi, June 13, 2005, Daily Bruin, June 13, 2007, With the increasing safety hazards and Police and Administration involvement, a student committee changed the route to a run through campus to Shapiro Fountain, which now culminates with students dancing in the fountain.WEB,weblink Undie Run Safety at Issue, Rushovich, Colin, December 12, 2005, Daily Bruin, May 21, 2007, In 2007, the route was changed again to begin at Strathmore Avenue instead of Landfair Avenue. The Undie Run has spread to other American universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University, and Syracuse University.The Alumni Association sponsors several events, usually large extravaganzas involving huge amounts of coordination, such as the 70-year-old Spring Sing, organized by the Student Alumni Association (SAA). UCLA's oldest tradition, Spring Sing is an annual gala of student talent, which is held at either Pauley Pavilion or the outdoor Los Angeles Tennis Center. The committee bestows the George and Ira Gershwin Lifetime Achievement Award each year to a major contributor to the music industry. Past recipients have included Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones,WEB,weblink Gershwin Award Winners, May 21, 2007, 2007, Alumni Association, yes,weblink" title="">weblink August 17, 2011, Lionel Richie, and in 2009, Julie Andrews.WEB,weblink Lional Richie accepts the Gershwin Award,, May 2, 2008, September 11, 2011, yes,weblink" title="">weblink September 27, 2011, The Dinner for 12 Strangers is a gathering of students, alumni, administration and faculty to network around different interests.WEB,weblink Dinner with 12 strangers is a feast for friends, May 21, 2007, Valentine, Jane, January 21, 2004, UCLA Today,weblink" title="">weblink September 1, 2006, The "Beat 'SC Bonfire and Rally" occurs the week before the USC rivalry football game.{{wide image|JRFWide.jpg|220px|JazzReggae Festival 2010|5 = right}}The USAC Cultural Affairs Commission hosts the JazzReggae Festival, a two-day concert on Memorial Day weekend that attracts more than 20,000 attendees. The JazzReggae Festival is the largest, entirely student produced and run event of its kind on the West Coast.WEB,weblink JazzReggae Fest 2011,, September 11, 2011, yes,weblink" title="">weblink September 3, 2011, Sigma Eta Pi and Bruin Entrepreneurs organize LA Hacks, an annual hackathon where students from around the United States come to build technology products. LA Hacks established itself as the largest hackathon in the United States when over 1500 students participated in April 11–13, 2014.WEB,weblink LA Hacks Hackathon Draws Hordes of Young Developers to UCLA [Updated], Chang, Andrea, April 13, 2014, Los Angeles Times, LA Hacks also holds the record for the most funds raised via corporate sponsorships with $250,000 raised. Some of the tech world's most prominent people have given talks and judged projects at LA Hacks, including Evan Spiegel (Founder and CEO of Snapchat), Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder of Reddit), Sam Altman (President of Y Combinator) and Chris De Wolfe (Founder of Myspace).

Student government

File:Kerckhoff Hall, UCLA (2007).jpg|thumb|upright|Kerckhoff Hall houses the student government and the Daily BruinDaily BruinThe Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA) encompasses the student government and student-led enterprises at UCLA. ASUCLA has four major components: the Undergraduate Students Association, the Graduate Students Association, Student Media, and Services & Enterprises. However, in common practice, the term ASUCLA refers to the services and enterprises component. This includes the Student Store, Bookstore, Food Services, Student Union, etc. These commercial enterprises generate approximately $40 million in annual revenues.WEB,weblink Associated Students UCLA [95-1777979] GuideStar Report,, May 23, 2010, yes,weblink" title="">weblink October 6, 2011, mdy-all, As a nonprofit corporation, the financial goal of ASUCLA is to provide quality services and programs for students. ASUCLA is governed by a student-majority Board of Directors. The Undergraduate Students Association and Graduate Students Association each appoint three members plus one alternative. In addition to the student members, there are representatives appointed by the administration, the academic senate, and the alumni association. The "services and enterprises" portion of ASUCLA is run by a professional executive director who oversees some 300 staff and 2,000 student employees.The Graduate Students Association is the governing body for approximately 13,000 graduate and professional students at UCLA.WEB,weblink UCLA Graduate Student Association,, February 2, 2010, May 23, 2010, The Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) is the governing body of the Undergraduate Students Association (USA) whose membership comprises every UCLA undergraduate student.WEB,weblink UCLA Undergraduate Students Association, UCLA, September 11, 2011, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 20, 2011, mdy-all, {{as of|2015}}, the student body had two major political slates: Bruins United and Let's Act. In the Spring 2016 election, the two competing parties were Bruins United and Waves of Change—a smaller faction that broke off of Lets Act.USAC's fourteen student officers and commissioners are elected by members of the Undergraduate Students Association at an annual election held during Spring Quarter. In addition to its fourteen elected members, USAC includes appointed representatives of the Administration, the Alumni, and the Faculty, as well as two ex-officio members, the ASUCLA Executive Director and a student Finance Committee Chairperson who is appointed by the USA President and approved by USAC. All members of USAC may participate fully in Council deliberations, but only the elected officers, minus the USAC President may vote.Along with the council, the student government also includes a seven-member Judicial Board, which similar to the Supreme Court, serves as the judicial branch of government and reviews actions of the council. These seven students are appointed by the student body president and confirmed by the council.USAC's programs offers additional services to the campus and surrounding communities. For example, each year approximately 40,000 students, faculty and staff attend programs of the Campus Events Commission, including a low-cost film program, a speakers program which presents leading figures from a wide range of disciplines, and performances by dozens of entertainers. Two to three thousand UCLA undergraduates participate annually in the more than twenty voluntary outreach programs run by the Community Service Commission. A large corps of undergraduate volunteers also participate in programs run by the Student Welfare Commission, such as AIDS Awareness, Substance Abuse Awareness, Blood Drives and CPR/First Aid Training.

Media publications

UCLA Student Media is the home of UCLA's newspaper, magazines, and radio station.WEB,weblink UCLA Student Media, Apply: UCLA Student Media, Most student media publications are governed by the ASUCLA Communications Board.The Daily Bruin is UCLA's most prominent student publication. Founded in 1919 under the name Cub Californian, it has since then developed into Los Angeles' third-most circulated newspaper. It has won dozens of national awards, and is regularly commended for layout and content. In 2016, the paper won two National Pacemaker Awards – one for the best college newspaper in the country, and another for the best college media website in the country.WEB,weblink Daily Bruin wins awards for nation's best online, daily college newspaper, October 23, 2016, 2016, Daily Bruin, The newspaper has not been without scrutiny and controversy, and in 1954, the administration attempted to intervene with the previous policy of electing editors by a student council.UCLA Student Media also publishes seven special-interest news magazines: Al-Talib, Fem, Ha'Am, La Gente, Nommo, Pacific Ties, and OutWrite, a school yearbook, BruinLife, and the student-run radio station, UCLA Radio.Student groups such as The Forum for Energy Economics and Development also publish yearly journals focused on energy technologies and industries. There are also numerous graduate student-run journals at UCLA, such as Carte Italiane, Issues in Applied Linguistics, and Mediascape.WEB,weblink Publication Revolution, Watkins, Mary, Spring 2011, UCLA Graduate Quarterly, Many of these publications are available through open access. The School of Law publishes the UCLA Law Review which is currently ranked seventh among American law schools.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink yes, March 7, 2006, Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking 2013 Combined Score, June 7, 2016, mdy-all,


(File:UCLA Carnesale Commons.jpg|left|thumb|Carnesale Commons and surrounding dorms.)UCLA provides housing to over 10,000 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students.WEB,weblink UCLA Student Housing Master Plan 2007–2017, August 6, 2010, Most undergraduate students are housed in 14 complexes on the western side of campus, referred to by students as "The Hill". Students can live in halls, plazas, suites, or university apartments, which vary in pricing and privacy. Housing plans also offer students access to dining facilities, which have been ranked by the Princeton Review as some of the best in the United States.WEB,weblink The Best 371 Colleges: Quality of Life – Campus Food, April 20, 2010, Dining halls are located in Covel Commons, Rieber Hall, Carnesale Commons and De Neve Plaza. In winter 2012, a dining hall called The Feast at Rieber opened to students. The newest dining hall (as of Winter Quarter 2014) is Bruin Plate, located in the Carnesale Commons (commonly referred to as Sproul Plaza). Residential cafes include Bruin Cafe, Rendezvous, The Study at Hedrick, and Cafe 1919.WEB,weblink UCLA Housing, February 17, 2017, UCLA currently offers three years guaranteed housing to its incoming freshmen, and one year to incoming transfer students. There are four type of housing available for students: residential halls, deluxe residential halls, residential plazas, and residential suites. Available on the hill are study rooms, basketball courts, tennis courts, and Sunset Recreational Center which includes three swimming pools.Graduate students are housed in one of five apartment complexes. Weyburn Terrace is located just southwest of the campus in Westwood Village. The other four are roughly five miles south of UCLA in Palms and Mar Vista. They too vary in pricing and privacy.WEB,weblink Living in University Apartments, August 6, 2010, yes,weblink" title="">weblink August 15, 2010, mdy-all, Approximately 400 students live at the University Cooperative Housing Association, located two blocks off campus.WEB, Rogers, K., UCLA's cooperative housing options offer more than chores as tenants form close social ties living and working together,weblink dailybruin, July 11, 2017, February 1, 2011, Students who are involved in Greek life have the option to also live in Greek housing while at UCLA. Sorority houses are located east of campus on Hilgard Avenue, and fraternity houses are located west of campus throughout Westwood Village. A student usually lives with 50+ students in Greek housing.


Hospitality constituents of the university include departments not directly related to student life or administration. The Hospitality department manages the university's two on-campus hotels, the UCLA Guest House and the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. The 61-room Guest House services those visiting the university for campus-related activities.WEB,weblink Guest House Hotel, May 21, 2007, 2007, Official site, yes,weblink" title="">weblink June 12, 2007, mdy-all, The department also manages the UCLA Conference Center, a 40-acre (0.2 km2) conference center in the San Bernardino Mountains near Lake Arrowhead.WEB,weblink Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead, May 21, 2007, 2007, Official site, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 6, 2007, mdy-all, Hospitality also operates UCLA Catering,WEB,weblink UCLA Catering, 2009, official site, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 20, 2011, a vending operation, and a summer conference center located on the Westwood campus.WEB,weblink Conference Services, May 21, 2007, 2007, Official site, yes,weblink" title="">weblink April 25, 2007, mdy-all,

Chabad House

The UCLA Chabad House is a community center for Jewish students operated by the Orthodox Jewish Chabad movement. Established in 1969, it was the first Chabad House at a university.The Visual Culture of Chabad, Maya Balakirsky Katz, Cambridge University Press, 2010, page 152.The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch, Sue Fishkoff, Random House, 2009 In 1980, three students died in a fire in the original building of the UCLA Chabad House. The present building was erected in their memory. The building, completed in 1984, was the first of many Chabad houses worldwide designed as architectural reproductions of the residence of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. The Chabad House hosts the UCLA chapter of The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's Sinai Scholars Society.NEWS, Torok, Ryan, Moving and shaking,weblink Jewish Journal, August 20, 2014, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 16, 2015, NEWS, Sichel, Jared, Sharing the next gen: How Chabad is changing Hillel — and reshaping campus life,weblink Jewish Journal, October 24, 2013,

Healthy Campus Initiative

In January 2013, Chancellor Gene Block launched the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI), envisioned and supported by Jane and Terry Semel.WEB, UCLA selected to participate in nationwide Healthier Campus Initiative,weblink Daily Bruin, November 19, 2016, The Semel HCI prioritizes the health and wellness of UCLA students, staff, and faculty by "making the healthy choice the easy choice." The goal of the initiative is to make UCLA the healthiest campus in the country, and to share best practices and research with other communities, locally and beyond.WEB, Submission: Healthy Campus Initiative works to promote wellness of UCLA community,weblink November 18, 2016, The initiative is a campuswide, multi-year effort that champions programs such as the tobacco-free policy,WEB, It's lights out as UCLA enacts tobacco ban on Earth Day,weblink Los Angeles Times, November 18, 2016, expansion of campus gardens,WEB, UC president announces food initiative, recognizes campus efforts,weblink November 18, 2016, January 23, 2015, stairwell makeovers,WEB, UC president honors students with the President's Award for Outstanding Student Leadership,weblink University of California News, November 18, 2016, May 11, 2016, bicycle infrastructure improvements,WEB, Bike Share Coming to UCLA, Westwood This Fall,weblink Curbed LA, November 18, 2016, April 29, 2016, healthy and sustainable dining options,WEB, Students meet Bruin Plate food producers in Earth Day event,weblink Daily Bruin, November 18, 2016, and peer counseling,WEB, Submission: Healthy Campus Initiative works to promote wellness of UCLA community,weblink Daily Bruin, November 18, 2016, among others.The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative is credited with providing inspiration for national initiatives including the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Healthier Campus Initiative and the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Global Food Initiative (GFI).WEB, UCLA selected to participate in nationwide Healthier Campus Initiative,weblink Daily Bruin, November 18, 2016, In November 2014, UCLA was one of the 20 inaugural colleges and universities to pledge to adopt PHA's guidelines for food and nutrition, physical activity and programming over three years. The Semel HCI is a member of both the Menus of Change Research CollaborativeWEB, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES,weblink Menus of Change Research Collaborative, November 18, 2016, and the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative,WEB, Member Organizations,weblink Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, November 18, 2016, and a contributor to The Huffington Post.WEB, UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative,weblink Huffington Post, November 18, 2016, In 2015, UCLA was included on Greatist's list of "The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S."WEB, The 26 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.,weblink Greatist, November 18, 2016, In 2016, UCLA was ranked best college food in America by Town & Country.WEB, The Best College Food in America Is Not Served at a Culinary School,weblink Town & Country, November 19, 2016,

Faculty and alumni

24 Nobel laureates are associated with UCLA: 10 professors,WEB, UCLA Faculty Nobel Laureates,weblink Listing with bio, Regents of the University of California, December 17, 2012, 7 alumni and 10 researchers.WEB, UCLA Alumni Nobel Laureates,weblink Listing with bio, Regents of the University of California, December 17, 2012, {|class="infobox" style="width: 30em;"! colspan="2" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center;" |Faculty Nobel Prizes| James Fraser StoddartDeanna Necula ,UCLA professor emeritus wins Nobel Prize in chemistry, Daily Bruin, October 8, 2016| Chemistry| 2016Lloyd ShapleyTHE NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMIC SCIENCES 2012PUBLISHER=NOBEL FOUNDATION, December 17, 2012, | Economic Sciences| 2012Louis IgnarroTHE NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE 1998PUBLISHER=NOBEL FOUNDATION, December 17, 2012, | Physiology or Medicine| 1998Paul D. Boyer>Paul BoyerTHE NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY 1997>URL=HTTPS://WWW.NOBELPRIZE.ORG/NOBEL_PRIZES/CHEMISTRY/LAUREATES/1997/ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 17, 2012, | Chemistry| 1997Donald CramTHE NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY 1987PUBLISHER=NOBEL FOUNDATION, December 17, 2012, | Chemistry| 1987Julian S. SchwingerTHE NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS 1965PUBLISHER=NOBEL FOUNDATION, December 17, 2012, | Physics| 1965Willard LibbyTHE NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY 1960PUBLISHER=NOBEL FOUNDATION, December 17, 2012, | Chemistry| 1960Two other faculty members winning the Nobel Prize were Bertrand Russell and Al Gore,WEB,weblink Gore Taps Faculty Expertise, Lee, Cynthia, Ko, Amy, February 13, 2001, UCLA Today, August 20, 2008, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 16, 2011, who each had a short stay at UCLA.The alumni Nobel laureates include Richard Heck (Chemistry, 2010);WEB, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010,weblink Nobel Foundation, December 17, 2012, Elinor Ostrom (Economic Sciences, 2009);WEB, The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2009,weblink Nobel Foundation, December 17, 2012, and Randy Schekman (Physiology or Medicine, 2013).WEB, Randy Schekman, molecular biologist and UCLA alumnus, wins 2013 Nobel Prize,weblink UCLA, October 7, 2013, Fifty-two UCLA professors have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, and eleven are MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Mathematics professor Terence Tao was awarded the 2006 Fields Medal.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink yes, September 29, 2007, Highly Cited Researchers, Thomson Scientific, ISI Highly Cited Researchers, December 2, 2006, {|class="infobox" style="width: 30em;"! colspan="2" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center;" |Faculty memberships (2017)As of February 2017. WEB,weblink Academy Memberships Held by UCLA Faculty, UCLA, March 9, 2017, | American Academy of Arts and Sciences| 129| American Association for the Advancement of Science| 120| American Philosophical Society| 17| National Academy of Education| 16| National Academy of Engineering| 30| National Academy of Inventors| 4| National Academy of Medicine| 39| National Academy of Sciences| 50Geography professor Jared Diamond won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for his book Guns, Germs, and Steel.WEB,weblink The Pulitzer Prize Winners in 1998, May 21, 2007, 2007, Pulitzer Board,weblink" title="">weblink February 23, 2007, Two UCLA history professors have each won 2008 Pulitzer Prizes for general nonfiction and history. Saul Friedländer, noted scholar of the Nazi Holocaust, won the prize for general nonfiction for his 2006 book, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945, and Daniel Walker Howe for his 2007 book, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848.A number of UCLA alumni are notable politicians. In the State of Hawaii, Ben Cayetano ('68), became the first Filipino American to be elected Governor of a U.S state.{{citation needed|date=December 2016}} In the U.S. House of Representatives, Henry Waxman ('61, '64) represented California's 30th congressional district and was Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.NEWS,weblink Democrats Oust Longtime Leader of House Panel, November 20, 2008, New York Times, John M., Broder, November 21, 2008, U.S. Representative Judy Chu ('74) represents California's 32nd congressional district and became the first Chinese American woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 2009.NEWS,weblink Judy Chu becomes first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, July 16, 2009, Los Angeles Times, Jean, Merl, July 16, 2009, Kirsten Gillibrand ('91) is U.S. Senator from the State of New York and former U.S. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district.NEWS,weblink Gillibrand appointed to Senate Seat, Gormley, Michael, January 24, 2005, Boston Globe, Associated Press, May 18, 2005, UCLA boasts two Mayors of Los Angeles: Tom Bradley (1937–1940), the city's only African-American mayor, and Antonio Villaraigosa ('77), who served as mayor from 2005 to 2013. Nao Takasugi was the mayor of Oxnard, California and the first Asian-American California assemblyman.Ben Shapiro (BA '04) is an American conservative political commentator, nationally syndicated columnist, author, radio talk show host, and attorney. He is the editor-in-chief at The Daily Wire.WEB, Ben Shapiro,weblink Simon & Schuster, January 3, 2016, Laurence Fink (BA '74, MBA '76) is chairman and CEO of the world's largest money-management firm BlackRock.Oliver Benjamin (BA '90) author, founder of the religion Dudeism.Bill Gross (MBA '71) co-founded Pacific Investment Management (PIMCO).Michael Morhaime (BA '90), Allen Adham (BA '90) and Frank Pearce (BA '90) are the founders of Blizzard Entertainment, developer of the award-winning Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo computer game franchises. Tom Anderson is a co-founder of the social networking website Myspace. Ben Horowitz (MS '90) is a co-founder of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Computer scientist Vint Cerf ('70, '72) is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and the person most widely considered the "father of the Internet."WEB,weblink Cerf urges standards for cloud computing, January 8, 2010, 2010, InfoWorld, Henry Samueli ('75) is co-founder of Broadcom Corporation and owner of the Anaheim Ducks. Susan Wojcicki (MBA '98) is the CEO of YouTube. Travis Kalanick is one of the founders of Uber. Guy Kawasaki (MBA '79) is one of the earliest employees at Apple. Nathan Myhrvold is the founder of Microsoft Research.Venture capitalist, author and futurist Donald Prell (BA '48) founder of Datamation magazine.UCLA alumni have also achieved prominence in the arts and entertainment. John Williams is laureate conductor at the Boston Pops Orchestra and Academy Award-winning composer of the Star Wars film score. Martin Sherwin ('71) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Actors Ben Stiller, Tim Robbins, James Franco, George Takei, Mayim Bialik, Sean Astin, Holland Roden, Danielle Panabaker, and Milo Ventimiglia are also UCLA alumni. Popular music artists Sara Bareilles, The Doors, Linkin Park, and Maroon 5 all attended UCLA. Ryan Dusick of Maroon 5 majored in English. Giada De Laurentiis is a program host at Food Network and former chef at Spago. Greg Graffin, lead singer of punk rock band Bad Religion, earned a master's degree in Geology at UCLA, and used to teach a course on evolution there.WEB,weblink Reading, Writing and Rock 'n' Roll – Web Exclusive, UCLA Magazine, March 20, 2007, July 14, 2013, Carol Burnett was the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2013 (also winner of Emmys, a Peabody and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005).Mary Daily, weblink" title="">Carol Burnett: UCLA's class clown takes national honors, UCLA Today, October 22, 2013 Francis Ford Coppola ('67) was the director of the gangster film trilogy The Godfather, The Outsiders starring Tom Cruise, and the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now and Dustin Lance Black is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the film Milk.WEB,weblink Francis Ford Coppola, IMDb, 2019-08-06, Meb Keflezighi ('98) is the winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon.UCLA also boasts an excellent military background, with hundreds of alumni serving their nation. Carlton Skinner was a U.S. Navy Commander who racially integrated the service at the end of World War II on the {{USS|Sea Cloud}}. He was also the first civilian governor of Guam. Francis B. Wai is, to date, the only Chinese-American and the first Asian-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. UCLA also lost an alumnus in early 2007 when Second Lieutenant Mark Daily was killed in Mosul, Iraq after his HMMWV was hit by an IED. Lieutenant Daily's service is marked by a plaque located on the northern face of the Student Activities Center (SAC), where the ROTC halls are currently located.H. R. Haldeman ('48) and John Ehrlichman ('48) are among the most infamous alumni because of their activities during the 1972 Watergate Scandal.UCLA's faculty and alumni have won a number of awards including:WEB, Awards & Honors,weblink University of California, Los Angeles, November 1, 2015, {{Div col|colwidth=20em}} {{div col end}}{{as of|2016|August|1}}, the top three places where UCLA alumni work are Kaiser Permanente with 1,459+ alumni, UCLA Health with 1,127+ alumni, and Google with 1,058+ alumni.WEB, UCLA-top three companies,weblink

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