Awards & Honors
Among UCLA's students, faculty and alumni are some of the most recognized and decorated individuals in just about every field and arena.
UCLA is the alma mater of winners of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys and Golden Globes like Francis Ford Coppola, Alexander Payne, John Williams, Tim Robbins and more than 20 others.The relentless UCLA appetite for success has become a tradition and legacy. And it sets an example for future generations of Bruins.
AthleticsWith 118 NCAA Championships, UCLA Athletics is one of the most decorated programs in the nation.
Beyond graduation day, and far from campus, Bruins continue to redefine the possible. From Jackie Robinson and Troy Aikman to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lauren Holiday, UCLA alumni are icons, record breakers, award winners, world champions and game changers. Currently, more than 120 alumni are professional athletes. We're the only university with a No. 1 overall pick in almost every major league's draft and the only university whose student-athletes have won the Heisman Trophy, the Wooden Award and the Golden Spikes Award. This tradition of excellence not only sets a standard of success for future athletes, it is a testament to what is expected of future generations at UCLA.
The athletic tradition at UCLA extends far beyond the collegiate and national levels. In fact, Bruins have 261 Olympic medals, more than half of them gold.As the home of world-class champions, UCLA makes a statement as a global university — fueling the optimism and can-do mentality that uplift our academics and service and establish our status as one of the world's premier institutions. Continue to Athletics