Impact & Accomplishments
Examples of UCLA innovations: Engineering Professor Rajit Gadh developed technology that is revolutionizing the consumption of energy. Astronomy Professor Andrea Ghez made discoveries that are reshaping our understanding of how galaxies form. Computer Science Professor Leonard Kleinrock led the UCLA team that laid the foundation for today's Internet. Engineering Professor Yoram Cohen is bringing fresh water to a California plagued by drought.UCLA faculty members don't just teach students about groundbreaking inventions and discoveries; students take part in the research, side-by-side with their professors.
In fact, among our faculty, alumni and researchers are 13 Nobel Prize winners, a Fields medalist and two Turing Award winners. And UCLA alumni have collected 38 Academy Awards; winners include Francis Ford Coppola, Randy Newman and Tim Robbins.
Noted for medical excellence, UCLA Health’s hospitals have been named to U.S. News & World Report's most exclusive rankings list: the Best Hospitals 2016-17 Honor Roll. UCLA was tied for the number 5 ranking in the country and ranked number 1 in California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. More than 200 of our current 2,000 physicians are listed among the "Best Doctors in America."
Determined to be champions, UCLA athletes learn to be top competitors in everything they do. Bruins have won 261 Olympic medals and captured 113 NCAA championships — more than any other university.