The Public’s University
As a public research university, our mission is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. UCLA combines the close-knit learning environment of a spirited public school with the endless opportunities of a world-class city. Located in beautiful Westwood, minutes from Hollywood and the downtown city center of Los Angeles, the university offers everything you need to reach your full potential.
Awards and Honors
A history of world changers. And we’re just getting started.
With 16 Nobel Laureates, 15 MacArthur Fellows, 120 NCAA championships and more Olympic medals than most nations, UCLA has become a household name synonymous with academic and athletic excellence. Because of this storied history it’s easy to imagine that we’ve been around forever, when in fact, UCLA turned a youthful 100 in 2019. In other words, we’re just getting started.See Awards and Honors
Community Engagement and Impact
Los Angeles. A home for helpful visionaries.
The global city of Los Angeles is a dynamic environment for building and testing dreams. People come here because they want to make the world a better place and they find support in our mission, values and community. Their passion becomes a public service to the city, state and the world.Local Impact Global Engagement