University of California, Los Angeles

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A public, land-grant research institution, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. In 1881, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was founded as a teachers college. At the time, it was known as the southern branch of the California State Normal School, which is now known as San José State University. This institution became a part of UCLA in 1919, when it was officially established as the Southern Branch of the University of California. As a result, UCLA is the second-oldest of the 10 campuses that comprise the University of California system (after UC Berkeley).

There are about 31,600 undergraduate students and 14,300 graduate and professional students enrolled at UCLA. The university offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in a wide range of academic fields. Including transfer students, UCLA received a total of 168,000 undergraduate applications for the Fall 2021 semester, making it the university with the highest number of applicants in the United States.

The University of California is comprised of a total of 12 professional schools in addition to the College of Letters and Science. Six of the schools (the School of the Arts and Architecture, the Samueli School of Engineering, the Herb Alpert School of Music, the School of Nursing, and the Luskin School of Public Affairs and the School of Theater, Film and Television) offer programmes leading to a bachelor's degree at the undergraduate level. Other schools include the David Geffen School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, and the Fielding School of Public Health. All three of these institutions are graduate-level professional health science schools. The university's offerings are rounded out by the School of Education and Information Studies, the Anderson School of Management, and the School of Law.

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world by many major college and university rankings, earning it the reputation of being one of the Public Ivies in the United States. As of the month of October 2021, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) can claim 27 Nobel laureates, five Turing Award winners, two Chief Scientists of the United States Air Force, and one Fields Medalist among its teachers, researchers, or alumni. There are currently 167 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 55 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 32 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 41 members of the National Academy of Medicine. Of the current faculty members, 55 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The year 1974 was the year when the university was accepted into the Association of American Universities.

In the Pac-12 Conference, student-athletes from the University of California, Los Angeles, compete as the Bruins. The Bruins are second only to Stanford University, which has 128 NCAA team championships to its name, having won 119 of those titles alone. In total, 410 members of the Bruins hockey team have been selected for Olympic teams, and the squad has brought home 270 medals, including 136 gold, 71 silver, and 63 bronze. With the exception of the year 1924, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has participated in each and every Olympic competition since the institution's founding, and it has boasted at least one gold medalist in each and every Olympic competition in which the United States has taken part since 1932.