Impact & Accomplishments
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. And in 1969, computer science professor Leonard Kleinrock led the UCLA team that laid the foundation for today's Internet.UCLA faculty are not teaching students about groundbreaking inventions and discoveries — they are making them side-by-side.
In fact, among our faculty, alumni and researchers are 12 Nobel Prize winners, a Fields medalist and a Turing Award winner. And more than 20 UCLA alumni are Academy Award winners, including Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Robbins.
Noted for its medical excellence, the dynamic UCLA Health System has also achieved national renown. Our Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center consistently ranks among the top five American hospitals, has been rated the best in the western United States for more than two decades and is considered the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles area by U.S. News & World Report. At the same time, 275 of our current 2,000 physicians are listed among the "Best Doctors in America."
Determined to never come in second, UCLA athletes are trained to be the best competitors in the world. Our single university has turned out 250 Olympic medalists and captured 108 NCAA championships — more than any other university in America.