History, Affiliations & Rankings
UCLA is a public research university based out of Los Angeles, California, and was established in 1919 as UC's Southern Branch providing two-year undergraduate teachers-training programs. In 1927, it was renamed "The University of California at Los Angeles" replacing "Southern Branch." and is the 4th oldest campus of UC system. It is also termed as one of the Public Ivy universities.
UCLA has continuously ranked in the top tier of national and international universities including 17th in the World University Rankings 2020, 25th in the US Rankings 2020 and 9th in the World Reputation Rankings 2019 by Times Higher Education It has also been ranked 13th in US News and World Report's Global Ranking 2020 edition.
Besides being accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), along with ABET, AACSB, NAAB, ACCME, CAHME, ABA to name a few.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
With a campus size of 419 acres, UCLA has six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are segregated as College of Letters and Science; Engineering; Arts and Architecture; Music; Theater, Film and Television; and Nursing.
UCLA offers a wide variety of courses for almost every higher education seeker in nutshell it offers 125+Majors, 90, and approximately 150 graduate degree programs, including a vast selection of management and health sciences options. The most sought after courses are Business, Management, Computer Science, Biological Science, Engineering, Data Science, and more.
Accomplishments & Alumni
UCLA is one of the universities with numbers of laurels attached to its name, few of which are; 14 Nobel Prizes, 14 faculty MacArthur Fellows, 118 NCAA titles, and 261 Olympic medals, more than most nations. Its faculty and alumni assisted in creating the Internet and were a pioneer in reverse osmosis. Moreover, around 140 companies have been founded based on technology originated at UCLA. Its reputation as a research center is evident from the fact that 40 of UCLA's doctoral programs are amongst the top 10 in their respective subjects in the USA.
Amongst thousands of influential alumni UCLA has produced some of the popular names are Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Steve Martin, Mark Harmon, Shakira, Ariel Winter, Marilyn Munroe, Ken Jeong, Kristen Stewart, Marcia Clark, Jackie Robinson, Mayim Bialik, etc.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
Being one of the most competitive universities in the world ranking, UCLA attracts talent from across the world students backed by the fact students at UCLA represents more than 100 countries and almost all 50 US states. Almost 12 percent of undergraduates and more than 20 percent of graduate students at UCLA are international which proves that the university is quite welcoming towards international students.
Several top multinational companies seek UCLA graduates, to name a few are Amazon, Nike, Google, Microsoft, Deloitte, Mattel, Adobe, Bain & Company, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, CISCO, CITI, Mckinsey & Company, BCG, PwC, The Walt Disney Company, CREDIT SUISSE, etc.
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