Los Angeles, CA 90095, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 14, University of California, Los Angeles In California
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. Founded in 1919, it is the second-oldest campus of the University of California system. UCLA is one of the two flagship universities in the UC system (alongside UC Berkeley). It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. With an approximate enrollment of 29,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students, UCLA is the university with the largest enrollment in the state of California and the most applied to university in the world with over 105,000 applications for Fall 2014.
The university is organized into five undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS); School of the Arts and Architecture; School of Theater, Film, and Television; and School of Nursing. FifteenNobel laureates, one Fields Medalist, and three Turing Award winners have been affiliated with the university as faculty, researchers, or alumni. Among the current faculty members, 52 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 28 to theNational Academy of Engineering, 39 to the Institute of Medicine, and 124 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974.
UCLA student-athletes compete intercollegiately as the Bruins in the Pacific-12 Conference. The Bruins have won 125 national championships, including 111 NCAA team championships. UCLA student-athletes have won 250 Olympic medals: 125 gold, 65 silver and 60 bronze. The Bruins have competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception (1924), and have won a gold medal in every Olympics that the United States has participated in since 1932.
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In 2013–2014, UCLA ranked 12th in academics and 8th for reputation in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2013, UCLA was ranked 40th in the QS World University Rankings, 12th in the world (10th in North America) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 23rd in the world (13th in North America) in Financial Times‘ GlobalMBA Rankings. Human Resources & Labor Review, a national human competitiveness index & analysis, ranked the university 14th in the world in 2012. In 2013, Business Insider ranked UCLA as having the most driven students in the world.
The 2014 annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA second among public universities (tied with University of Virginia) and 23rd among national universities. The Washington Monthly ranked UCLA 10th nationally among national universities in 2013, with criteria based on research, community service, and social mobility. In 2013 Kiplinger ranked UCLA 6th out of the top 100 best-value public colleges and universities in the nation, and 1st in California. UCLA was ranked in the top category among national research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance in 2011. The Princeton Review listed UCLA as the only public “Dream School” selected by both students and parents in 2010. UCLA took the 8th spot among all universities for research spending in the sciences and engineering during the fiscal year 2011, according to a 2012 report by the National Science Foundation—UCLA spent $982 million. The university has been labeled one of the Public Ivies, a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.