University of California--Los Angeles

UCLA offers virtually unlimited opportunities for inquiry, discovery, and education -- and yet is a close community that provides a real sense of belonging. The campus is home to world-renowned faculty who teach in 216 undergraduate and graduate majors, with more than two dozen of these academic programs ranked among the top 20 in their disciplines. The faculty provide more than 5,000 courses annually, with two-thirds of undergraduate classes having fewer than 30 students. The undergraduate experience can begin with a year-long Freshman Cluster Course, a stimulating team-taught exploration of one of 10 challenging interdisciplinary topics. In addition, 200 Fiat Lux Seminars -- where freshmen have priority enrollment -- are taught by senior faculty in small-group settings of approximately 20 students. Undergraduates also conduct research as early as their freshman year, with more than half of UCLA students graduating with research experience in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. Outside the classroom, UCLA offers more than 1,000 student organizations providing students with ample opportunity to explore their interests, express their opinions, and have their voices heard. Community service is a cornerstone of undergraduate education at UCLA. Students can connect with opportunities through programs at the Volunteer Center, through more than 220 student groups engaged in community service, or on Volunteer Day, which brings together 8,000 UCLA volunteers annually. UCLA also encourages students to study abroad -- more than 2,000 do so each year -- with more than 392 programs in 43 countries. UCLA is home to leading research centers and institutes, top performing arts programs, an elite Division I athletics program, and the preeminent hospital in the Western United States. No other university can match such a diverse mix of academic excellence and life experience. UCLA is the place where students can believe there are no barriers -- and learn how to prove it.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1919 N/A Quarter $3.9 billion + 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-4321
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78 100.0 California Los Angeles 1 4 1