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ADMISSION

Dare to Dream Bigger

Academy Award-winning directors and Nobel Laureates. Olympic medalists and acclaimed activists. Renowned doctors, scientists, researchers and politicians. Bruins don’t just get a degree — they change the world.

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A Diverse Family of Doers

The No. 1 public university in the country is determined to do more for the world by welcoming applicants from all backgrounds.

As the highest-ranked public university in the nation, UCLA is a sought-after destination for students from all walks of life who are eager to be part of an academic culture that values public service. Join a diverse family of students and faculty who are here to make an impact with their life’s work.

First-year freshmen and transfer students, our world-class faculty and challenging curriculum will inspire you to think in new, unexpected ways as you shape the life you want to lead.

Graduate students, you’ll collaborate with faculty who are among the world's top researchers and scholars, all while developing lifelong relationships and advancing your career.

We guarantee that all Bruins will be given the opportunity to discover their dream career while building lasting relationships and making connections they'll cherish for a lifetime.

Choose the path that suits your needs. Study online, on campus, or part-time to fit your schedule. Whatever path you choose, UCLA will help you discover your strengths, pursue your passions and bring your dreams to life.

Join our campus. See what’s Bruin!

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