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About

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. Located by the Pacific Coast in Los Angeles, we have over 40,000 students enrolled in degree and graduate studies. The university prides itself on a vibrant student body and alumni network that is active in communities around the world.

Awards and Honors

A history of world changers. And we’re just getting started.

With 15 Nobel Laureates, 15 MacArthur Fellows, 119 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.

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No other higher-education institution has achieved, innovated or impacted the world more in its first 100 years. As a world-class institution, UCLA has played a role in shaping the present world in every way.”

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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.

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