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Los Angeles, California, United States
23 May, 1919

The University of California, Los Angeles is a public land-grant research university in Los Angeles, California. UCLA traces its early origins back to 1882 as the southern branch of the California State Normal School. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest of the 10-campus University of California system. UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, enrolling about 31,500 undergraduate and 12,800 graduate students. UCLA had 168,000 applicants for Fall 2021, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any university in the United States. The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools.

Former names Southern Branch of the University of California, (1919–1927), University of California at Los Angeles, (1927–1958)
Motto Fiat lux (Latin)
Motto (English) Let there be light
Type Public land-grant research university
Established May 23, 1919
Parent institution University of California
Academic affiliations AAU, Pacific Rim, URA, Space-grant
Endowment $5.39 billion (2019)
Budget $7.5 billion (2019)
Chancellor Gene D. Block
Provost Emily A. Carter
Academic staff 4,016
Administrative staff 26,139
Students 45,742 (Fall 2019)
Undergraduates 31,543 (Fall 2019)
Postgraduates 12,828 (Fall 2019)
Other students 1,371 (Fall 2019)
Campus Urban, 467 acres
Colors UCLA Blue & Gold
Mascot Joe Bruin & Josephine Bruin
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I FBS - Pac-12, MPSF

About UCLA

The school is known both for its academics as well as for its athletics such as basketball and football, winning over 100 NCAA team championships and breeding numerous Olympic medalists.

Achievement of UCLA

The school enrolls around 45,000 students annually. The campus is based in Westwood, Los Angeles. 

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Latest information about UCLA updated on July 28 2021.