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An advantage like no other. Get a head start at UCLA.

  • UCLA Prestige

    Ranked #1 public university in the U.S. by US News and World Report, UCLA is home to students, faculty, and alumni who are shaping our world for the better, including Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, and Olympic medalists. The relentless UCLA appetite for success has become a tradition and legacy.

  • Take Your Academics to the Next Level

    Challenge yourself with UCLA education that is designed to inspire thinking in new ways. No matter what you choose, you’ll develop critical thinking, writing, communication and problem-solving skills that will benefit you as you find your academic path.

  • Join the Bruin Community

    UCLA is so much more than academics. Join our UCLA Bruin Community alongside over 10,000 UCLA students and thousands of high school and college students from all around the world. Our community is founded on the principles of respect, integrity, accountability, excellence, and service.

  • Experience UCLA Campus Life

    Whether you will get to live on campus or not, our welcoming and energetic campus is yours to explore. Study in one of UCLA’s historic libraries, grab a bite at our award-winning dining halls and eateries or unwind with a workout at our sports and recreation facilities. Enjoy all that UCLA has to offer and live the Bruin lifestyle.

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Scholarship opportunities available for California high school students.

Qualified California students attending grades 8 – 11 as of Spring may be eligible for Summer Scholars Support, a limited number of need and merit based partial and full scholarships offered by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office.

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Housing

The university offers fully furnished residence halls with trained supervision within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities for high school students enrolled in SCIP, Precollege Summer Institutes, or Summer Courses.