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The #1 U.S. public university in a city packed with culture, innovation and adventure

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World-Renowned Academic Rigor

UCLA is home to Nobel Laureates and MacArthur Fellows, pioneers and innovators, and leaders of the next generation. Our tradition of excellence starts with our academic rigor, which will challenge you to think critically and to consider new global perspectives. From introductory courses to multidisciplinary Summer Institutes, UCLA Summer Sessions courses and programs can help you reach your academic and professional goals.

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Join a Global Community

UCLA is a community — a community of ideas, respect, and optimism. We build equity for all and take pride in the extraordinary diversity of our community. UCLA has a long history of providing opportunities for students from around the globe. Students from over 100 countries and US students from all 50 states make up our global student body.

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Among UCLA’s alumni and faculty are scholars recognized around the world for their discoveries, innovations, and contributions to nearly every field, from physics and economics to dance and anthropology. As a Bruin, you’ll learn from (and alongside) some of the brightest minds in your field of study.

National Medal
of Science Winners
Pulitzer Prize

Adventures Await in Los Angeles and Beyond

UCLA is a vital part of the fast-paced, global city of Los Angeles. You’ll find Los Angeles to be a hub of culture, technology, and entertainment with a fascinating history and rich heritage.

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Culture Abound

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Experience the world-class art capital that houses the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Broad, the Hammer Museum at UCLA, and many more. Visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall or see a show at the Hollywood Bowl, an iconic outdoor venue. Or take advantage of the unique opportunity to glimpse at the creative and business sides of the entertainment industry. LA is also a mecca for foodies, with everything from Michelin starred restaurants to food trucks. Taste LA’s dynamic energy and multiculturalism.

Outdoors & Wellness

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Enjoy the stunning Southern California weather that is perfect for outdoor activities, including hiking in Griffith Park, cycling in Venice Beach, and surfing in Malibu.

UCLA Facilities

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UCLA’s on-campus housing is situated in the heart of university life and is just a short walk away from classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and sports facilities. Whether you choose to live in the UCLA residential community or off-campus, you will have a home away from home at UCLA with access to additional resources and support right where you live.