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University of California - Los Angeles, also known as UCLA, was established in 1919. On an average, the institution enrolls over 30, 000 students every year. A wide selection of degrees from the fields of science, mathematics, and liberal arts are offered to students. The institution's sports teams are popularly called the Bruins or the UCLA Bruins. The official mascots are Joe and Josephine Bruin. The university has men's and women's teams in basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, golf, tennis, and water polo. There is also a women's team in gymnastics and another in rowing. Late Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999), an alumnus of UCLA, won the Nobel Prize in 1951 for discovering Plutonium. Jared Diamond, a professor of geography, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his nonfiction titled "Guns, Germs, and Steel". Many other professors and alumni have also received various awards related to their fields of work.

Profile of University of California Los AngelesUCLA is located in a large city, in Los Angeles, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at UCLA top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at UCLA often study science, mathematics, and liberal arts.

UCLA Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 74% of applicants were rejected at UCLA. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 570 to 680 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 720 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

UCLA offers classes to 37, 476 students (36, 733 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.

Student Life
Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Pacific-10 Conference competitions. UCLA Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts4, 014political science, history, sociology, English, economics, anthropology, interdisciplinary studies, international development, . . .
Science1, 424biology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and immunology, chemistry, call and molecular biology, physics, molecular biochemistry, . . .
Therapy and Counselling989psychology, psychobiology, cognitive science
Business and Management815business management, managerial economics
Engineering772electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials engineering, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, . . .
Medicine547medicine, public health courses, neuroscience, dentistry, public health, dental clinical sciences, medical scientist
Law361law, foreign lawyers, advanced legal research
Mathematics316mathematics, math, statistics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics
Education and Teaching286education, educational administration
Computer Science and Engineering210computer and info science, computer engineering, information science
Music144music, musicology, music history and theory
Religion and Philosophy143philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Fine Arts140art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Family and Social Work134social work, public policy analysis
Nursing and Emergency Medicine133various nursing
Photography and Commercial Art131film studies
Architecture and Planning106architecture, urban planning, architectural services
Drama and Performing Arts103drama, dance
Art Studies71art studies
Design43design and applied arts, design and visual communication
Medical administration24health services administration, environmental health
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental science
Contact: UCLAUniversity of California Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave

Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

General Phone: (310) 825-4321


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