42 Facts About UCLA


UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, enrolling about 31, 600 undergraduate and 14, 300 graduate and professional students.

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UCLA had 168, 000 undergraduate applicants for Fall 2021, including transfers, making the school the most applied-to university in the United States.

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UCLA is considered one of the country's Public Ivies, and is frequently ranked among the best universities in the world by major college and university rankings.

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UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference.

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UCLA has been represented in every Olympics since the university's founding with one exception and has had a gold medalist in every Olympics the U S participated in since 1932.

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In 1951, UCLA was formally elevated to co-equal status with UC Berkeley, and its presiding officer Raymond B Allen was the first chief executive to be granted the title of chancellor.

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The state audit found that UCLA did not follow university policy or Title IX requirements.

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UCLA was one of several universities named in the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice.

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UCLA was the first individual of non-European background and the first UCLA alumnus to be honored with the Prize.

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UCLA has attracted filmmakers for decades with its proximity to Hollywood.

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UCLA is often cast as Stanford in television shows such as The Mindy Project and Chuck.

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Additionally, UCLA has a grocery shuttle that transports students between the dorms and Westwood, on weekends in order to facilitate students' shopping needs.

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UCLA is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and had $1.

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UCLA was ranked 33rd in the QS World University Rankings in 2017 and 12th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017.

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UCLA's oversaw the first coordinations between other UC schools, and formed a new administrative network that is still in use today.

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In 2015, UCLA supplied 961 medical school applicants, followed by UC Berkeley with 819 and the University of Florida with 802.

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UCLA responded by shifting to a holistic admissions process starting Fall 2007.

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High demand for UCLA apparel has inspired the licensing of its trademark to UCLA brand stores throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Since 1980, 15 UCLA stores have opened in South Korea, and 49 are currently open in China.

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UCLA makes $400, 000 in royalties every year through its international licensing program.

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UCLA has various store locations around campus, with the main store in Ackerman Union.

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For certain products the UCLA Store offers both licensed (logo) and unlicensed (without logo, thus cheaper) options, but for many other products the latter option is often unavailable.

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UCLA dubbed the uniform "Powder Keg Blue", a powder blue with an explosive kick.

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UCLA competes in all major Division I sports and has won 128 national championships, including 119 NCAA championships.

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Notably, the team helped UCLA become the first school to win 100 NCAA championships overall when they won their fifth on May 13, 2007.

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UCLA has shown dominance in men's volleyball, with 19 national championships.

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UCLA is one of only six universities to have won national championships in all three major men's sports (baseball, basketball, and football).

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UCLA teams have won the second-most NCAA Division I-sanctioned team championships, while USC has the third-most.

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In football, UCLA has one national champion team and 16 conference titles, compared to USC's 11 national championships and 37 conference championships.

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UCLA has won 19 NCAA Championships in men's volleyball, 11 in men's basketball, 12 in Softball, and 7 in women's water polo, the most of any school in those sports.

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UCLA is home to a slew of performing arts groups, including an improv comedy team called Rapid Fire.

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UCLA's oldest tradition, Spring Sing is an annual gala of student talent, which is held at either Pauley Pavilion or the outdoor Los Angeles Tennis Center.

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The "services and enterprises" portion of ASUCLA is run by a professional executive director who oversees some 300 staff and 2, 000 student employees.

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Two to three thousand UCLA undergraduates participate annually in the more than twenty voluntary outreach programs run by the Community Service Commission.

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UCLA provides housing to over 10, 000 undergraduate and 2, 900 graduate students.

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UCLA currently offers three years guaranteed housing to its incoming freshmen, and one year to incoming transfer students.

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Hospitality operates UCLA Catering, a vending operation, and a summer conference center located on the Westwood campus.

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UCLA Chabad House is a community center for Jewish students operated by the Orthodox Jewish Chabad movement.

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In November 2014, UCLA was one of the 20 inaugural colleges and universities to pledge to adopt PHA's guidelines for food and nutrition, physical activity and programming over three years.

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Fifty-two UCLA professors have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, and eleven are MacArthur Foundation Fellows.

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UCLA alumni have achieved prominence in the arts and entertainment.

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UCLA lost an alumnus in early 2007 when Second Lieutenant Mark Daily was killed in Mosul, Iraq after his HMMWV was hit by an IED.

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