Nothing written here can compare with actually stepping on campus. There really aren't words to describe the aura of optimism that bubbles from every twist and turn of our inspiring campus. There is no substitute for speaking to the students and faculty and the feeling you get that not only can we make tomorrow better—we will.

You have to experience UCLA to understand it. You have to feel the activity while strolling through the center of campus—alive with 800 clubs and organizations. You have to step inside the variety of housing options—from close-knit dorm living to the independence of university apartments. You have to sit in the classrooms where some of the most respected minds in their field enlighten the next generation; or the library that inspired Ray Bradbury; or the medical complex that is ranked in the top 10 in the country. This is just a fraction of the UCLA experience. And with a variety of tour options, you can customize your visit.

We also suggest getting out and seeing Los Angeles. Surrounded by Brentwood, Bel Air and Beverly Hills, you can explore some of the most iconic locations and vistas in the country. From Rodeo Drive to Sunset Boulevard to the world famous beaches of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu, you can experience everything from premier shopping to natural wonders; sample dishes from across the globe and enjoy arts and events in the entertainment capital of the world.