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Former namesUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_0_0 Southern Branch of the University of California

(1919–1927) University of California at Los Angeles (1927–1958)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_0_1

MottoUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_1_0 Fiat lux (Latin)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_1_1
Motto in EnglishUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_2_0 Let there be lightUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_2_1
TypeUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_3_0 Public research universityUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_3_1
EstablishedUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_4_0 May 23, 1919; 101 years ago (1919-05-23)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_4_1
Parent institutionUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_5_0 University of CaliforniaUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_5_1
Academic affiliationsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_6_0 AAU

APLU Pacific Rim URA Space-grantUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_6_1

EndowmentUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_7_0 $5.39 billion (2019)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_7_1
BudgetUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_8_0 $7.5 billion (2019)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_8_1
ChancellorUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_9_0 Gene D. BlockUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_9_1
ProvostUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_10_0 Emily A. CarterUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_10_1
Academic staffUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_11_0 4,016University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_11_1
Administrative staffUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_12_0 26,139University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_12_1
StudentsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_13_0 45,742 (Fall 2019)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_13_1
UndergraduatesUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_14_0 31,543 (Fall 2019)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_14_1
PostgraduatesUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_15_0 12,828 (Fall 2019)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_15_1
Other studentsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_16_0 1,371 (Fall 2019)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_16_1
LocationUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_17_0 Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United StatesUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_17_1
CampusUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_18_0 Urban

467 acres (189 ha)University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_18_1

ColorsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_19_0 UCLA Blue, UCLA GoldUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_19_1
AthleticsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_20_0 NCAA Division I FBSUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_20_1
NicknameUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_21_0 BruinsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_21_1
Sporting affiliationsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_22_0 University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_22_1
MascotUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_23_0 Joe Bruin

Josephine BruinUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_23_1

WebsiteUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_0_24_0 University of California, Los Angeles_cell_0_24_1

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in Los Angeles, California. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_2

UCLA traces its early origins back to 1882 as the southern branch of the California State Normal School (now San Jose State University). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_3

It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest (after UC Berkeley) of the 10-campus University of California system. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_4

UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, enrolling about 31,500 undergraduate and 12,800 graduate students. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_5

UCLA had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_6

The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_7

The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Samueli School of Engineering; School of the Arts and Architecture; Herb Alpert School of Music; School of Theater, Film and Television; and School of Nursing. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_8

UCLA has been called a Public Ivy, and has been ranked among the best public universities in the United States by major college and university rankings. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_9

This includes one ranking that has UCLA as the top public university in the United States in 2021. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_10

As of October 2020, 25 Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, and five Turing Award winners, and two Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force have been affiliated with UCLA as faculty, researchers, or alumni. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_11

Among the current faculty members, 55 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 28 to the National Academy of Engineering, 39 to the Institute of Medicine, and 124 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_12

The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_13

UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_14

The Bruins have won 129 national championships, including 118 NCAA team championships, more than any other university except Stanford University, whose athletes have won 126. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_15

UCLA students, coaches, and staff have won 251 Olympic medals: 126 gold, 65 silver, and 60 bronze. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_16

UCLA student-athletes have competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception (1924) and have won a gold medal in every Olympics the U.S. participated in since 1932. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_17

History University of California, Los Angeles_section_0

Main article: History of the University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_18

In March 1881, at the request of state senator Reginaldo Francisco del Valle, the California State Legislature authorized the creation of a southern branch of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) in downtown Los Angeles to train teachers for the growing population of Southern California. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_19

The Los Angeles branch of the California State Normal School opened on August 29, 1882, on what is now the site of the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library system. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_20

The facility included an elementary school where teachers-in-training could practice their technique with children. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_21

That elementary school is related to the present day UCLA Lab School. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_22

In 1887, the branch campus became independent and changed its name to Los Angeles State Normal School. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_23

In 1914, the school moved to a new campus on Vermont Avenue (now the site of Los Angeles City College) in East Hollywood. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_24

In 1917, UC Regent Edward Augustus Dickson, the only regent representing the Southland at the time, and Ernest Carroll Moore, Director of the Normal School, began to lobby the State Legislature to enable the school to become the second University of California campus, after UC Berkeley. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_25

They met resistance from UC Berkeley alumni, Northern California members of the state legislature, and Benjamin Ide Wheeler, President of the University of California from 1899 to 1919, who were all vigorously opposed to the idea of a southern campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_26

However, David Prescott Barrows, the new President of the University of California, did not share Wheeler's objections. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_27

On May 23, 1919, the Southern Californians' efforts were rewarded when Governor William D. Stephens signed Assembly Bill 626 into law, which acquired the land and buildings and transformed the Los Angeles Normal School into the Southern Branch of the University of California. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_28

The same legislation added its general undergraduate program, the College of Letters and Science. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_29

The Southern Branch campus opened on September 15 of that year, offering two-year undergraduate programs to 250 Letters and Science students and 1,250 students in the Teachers College, under Moore's continued direction. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_30

Under University of California President William Wallace Campbell, enrollment at the Southern Branch expanded so rapidly that by the mid-1920s the institution was outgrowing the 25 acre Vermont Avenue location. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_31

The Regents searched for a new location and announced their selection of the so-called "Beverly Site"—just west of Beverly Hills—on March 21, 1925, edging out the panoramic hills of the still-empty Palos Verdes Peninsula. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_32

After the athletic teams entered the Pacific Coast conference in 1926, the Southern Branch student council adopted the nickname "Bruins", a name offered by the student council at UC Berkeley. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_33

In 1927, the Regents renamed the Southern Branch the University of California at Los Angeles (the word "at" was officially replaced by a comma in 1958, in line with other UC campuses). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_34

In the same year, the state broke ground in Westwood on land sold for $1 million, less than one-third its value, by real estate developers Edwin and Harold Janss, for whom the Janss Steps are named. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_35

The campus in Westwood opened to students in 1929. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_36

The original four buildings were the College Library (now Powell Library), Royce Hall, the Physics-Biology Building (which became the Humanities Building and is now the Renee and David Kaplan Hall), and the Chemistry Building (now Haines Hall), arrayed around a quadrangular courtyard on the 400 acre (1.6 km) campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_37

The first undergraduate classes on the new campus were held in 1929 with 5,500 students. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_38

After lobbying by alumni, faculty, administration and community leaders, UCLA was permitted to award the master's degree in 1933, and the doctorate in 1936, against continued resistance from UC Berkeley. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_39

Maturity as a university University of California, Los Angeles_section_1

During its first 32 years, UCLA was treated as an off-site department of UC. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_40

As such, its presiding officer was called a "provost", and reported to the main campus in Berkeley. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_41

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. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_42

The appointment of Franklin David Murphy to the position of Chancellor in 1960 helped spark an era of tremendous growth of facilities and faculty honors. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_43

By the end of the decade, UCLA had achieved distinction in a wide range of subjects. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_44

This era also secured UCLA's position as a proper university and not simply a branch of the UC system. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_45

This change is exemplified by an incident involving Chancellor Murphy, which was described by him: University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_46

Recent history University of California, Los Angeles_section_2

Main article: 2016 UCLA shooting University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_47

On June 1, 2016, two men were killed in a murder-suicide at an engineering building in the university. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_48

School officials put the campus on lockdown as Los Angeles Police Department officers, including SWAT, cleared the campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_49

In 2018, a student-led community coalition known as "Westwood Forward" successfully led an effort to break UCLA and Westwood Village away from the existing Westwood Neighborhood Council and form a new North Westwood Neighborhood Council, with over 2,000 out of 3,521 stakeholders voting in favor of the split. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_50

Westwood Forward's campaign focused on making housing more affordable and encouraging nightlife in Westwood by opposing many of the restrictions on housing developments and restaurants the Westwood Neighborhood Council had promoted. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_51

Sexual harassment scandals University of California, Los Angeles_section_3

In 2014, a graduate student adviser and professor in the history department, Gabriel Piterberg, was accused of sexually assaulting two students. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_52

A lawsuit was filed against the university by sexual harassment attorney Ann Olivarius for its failure to properly act on the accusations. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_53

An editorial in the student newspaper wrote about the university's response, "This outcome is an embarrassment for UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_54

Not only does this represent a huge step backward and a betrayal of students’ trust, but it displays a startlingly low standard when it comes to treatment of sexual assault suspects." University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_55

The university settled with the plaintiffs and eventually, after simply suspending and fining Piterberg, did more after student protest and legal efforts, including "separation from employment, denial of emeritus status, [and] denial of future employment with the University of California." University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_56

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights investigated UCLA and other universities for their compliance with Title IX and responses to sexual violence. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_57

In 2018, the university came into the national spotlight again when the Los Angeles Times reported that four UCLA employees had filed lawsuits against UCLA and the UC Board of Regents having accused their workplace supervisor of sexual harassment and the university of failing to properly handle abuse complaints. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_58

The harassment allegedly started in early 2016, according to the lawsuits. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_59

The women faced retaliation from other supervisors after they filed complaints. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_60

The retaliatory behavior included making the women do more work and not allowing them to take time off to see their attorney. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_61

They are seeking more than $120 million in damages. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_62

Subsequently, an audit by the California State Auditor found inconsistent discipline in UCLA sexual misconduct cases. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_63

The state audit also found that UCLA did not follow university policy or Title IX requirements. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_64

2019 college admissions bribery scandal University of California, Los Angeles_section_4

Main article: 2019 college admissions bribery scandal University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_65

UCLA was one of several universities named in the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_66

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was one of many coaches across the country charged with racketeering and conspiracy, and is alleged to have taken over $200,000 in bribes. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_67

Campus University of California, Los Angeles_section_5

The new UCLA campus in 1929 had four buildings: Royce Hall and Haines Hall on the north, and Powell Library and Kinsey Hall (now called Renee And David Kaplan Hall) on the south. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_68

The Janss Steps were the original 87-step entrance to the university that lead to the quad of these four buildings. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_69

Today, the campus includes 163 buildings across 419 acres (1.7 km) in the western part of Los Angeles, north of the Westwood shopping district and just south of Sunset Boulevard. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_70

In terms of acreage, it is the second-smallest of the ten UC campuses. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_71

The campus is approximately 1 mile east of the I-405 San Diego Freeway. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_72

The campus is in the residential area of Westwood and bordered by Bel-Air to the north, Beverly Hills to the east, and Brentwood to the west. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_73

The campus is informally divided into North Campus and South Campus, which are both on the eastern half of the university's land. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_74

North Campus is the original campus core; its buildings are more traditional in appearance and clad in imported Italian brick. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_75

North Campus is home to the arts, humanities, social sciences, law, history, and business programs and is centered around ficus and sycamore-lined Dickson Court, also known as the "Sunken Garden". University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_76

South Campus is home to the physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, mathematical sciences, health-related fields, and the UCLA Medical Center. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_77

The campus includes sculpture gardens, fountains, museums, and a mix of architectural styles. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_78

Ackerman Union, the John Wooden Center, the Arthur Ashe Health and Wellness Center, the Student Activities Center, Kerckhoff Hall, the J.D. Morgan Center, the James West Alumni Center, and Pauley Pavilion stand at the center of the campus, bordering Wilson Plaza. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_79

The campus is bisected by Bruin Walk, a heavily traveled pathway from the residential hill to the main campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_80

At the intersection of Bruin Walk and Westwood Plaza is Bruin Plaza, featuring an outdoor performing arts stage and a bronze statue of the Bruin bear. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_81

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, wrestling and judo will be held at Pauley Pavilion. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_82

The campus will also be the location of the Olympic Village for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_83

Architecture University of California, Los Angeles_section_6

The first buildings were designed by the local firm Allison & Allison. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_84

The Romanesque Revival style of these first four structures remained the predominant building style until the 1950s, when architect Welton Becket was hired to supervise the expansion of the campus over the next two decades. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_85

Becket greatly streamlined its general appearance, adding several rows of minimalist, slab–shaped brick buildings to the southern half, the largest of these being the UCLA Medical Center. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_86

Architects such as A. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_87 Quincy Jones, William Pereira, and Paul Williams designed many subsequent structures on the campus during the mid-20th century. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_88

More recent additions include buildings designed by architects I.M. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_89 Pei, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli, and Rafael Vinoly. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_90

To accommodate UCLA's rapidly growing student population, multiple construction and renovation projects are in progress, including expansions of the life sciences and engineering research complexes. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_91

This continuous construction gives UCLA the nickname "Under Construction Like Always". University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_92

One notable building on campus is named after African-American alumnus Ralph Bunche, who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating an armistice agreement between the Jews and Arabs in Israel. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_93

The entrance of Bunche Hall features a bust of him overlooking the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_94

He was the first individual of non-European background and the first UCLA alumnus to be honored with the Prize. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_95

The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden is located a mile north of campus, in the community of Bel Air. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_96

The garden was designed by landscape architect Nagao Sakurai of Tokyo and garden designer Kazuo Nakamura of Kyoto in 1959. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_97

The garden was donated to UCLA by former UC regent and UCLA alumnus Edward W. Carter and his wife Hannah Carter in 1964 with the stipulation that it remains open to the public. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_98

After the garden was damaged by heavy rains in 1969, UCLA Professor of Art and Campus Architect Koichi Kawana took on the task of its reconstruction. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_99

The property was sold in 2016 and public access is no longer required. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_100

Filming University of California, Los Angeles_section_7

UCLA has attracted filmmakers for decades with its proximity to Hollywood. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_101

Much of the film Gotcha! University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_102

(1985) was shot at UCLA, as well as John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_103

Legally Blonde (2001), Old School (2003), The Nutty Professor (1995), Erin Brockovich (2000), How High (2001), National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), American Pie 2 (2001), and Bring It On Again (2004) were all mainly shot around campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_104

In January 2009, the Bollywood movie My Name is Khan (2010) was shot on campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_105

UCLA is also often cast as Stanford in television shows such as The Mindy Project and Chuck. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_106

Some of the exterior shots of the fictional UC Sunnydale in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and ABC Family original series Greek were also filmed at UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_107

The site was also used to represent the fictional Windsor College which appears in Scream 2 (1997). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_108

In response to the major demand for filming, UCLA has instated a policy to regulate filming and professional photography at the campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_109

"UCLA is located in Los Angeles, the same place as the American motion picture industry", said UCLA visiting professor of film and television Jonathan Kuntz. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_110

"So we're convenient for (almost) all of the movie companies, TV production companies, commercial companies and so on. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_111

We're right where the action is." University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_112

Transportation and parking University of California, Los Angeles_section_8

The campus maintains 24,000 parking spaces, and operates an award-winning sustainable transportation program. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_113

Elements of the sustainable transportation program include vanpools, a campus shuttle system called BruinBus, discounted carpool permits, and subsidized transit passes. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_114

One of the pass programs includes BruinGo!, which allows students and staff members to purchase discounted passes to ride Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus and the Culver CityBus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_115

Additionally, UCLA has a grocery shuttle that transports students between the dorms and Westwood, on weekends in order to facilitate students' shopping needs. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_116

Academics University of California, Los Angeles_section_9

Divisions University of California, Los Angeles_section_10

Healthcare University of California, Los Angeles_section_11

The David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry and Fielding School of Public Health constitute the professional schools of health science. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_117

The UCLA Health System operates the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a hospital in Santa Monica and twelve primary care clinics throughout Los Angeles County. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_118

In addition, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine uses two Los Angeles County public hospitals as teaching hospitals—Harbor–UCLA Medical Center and Olive View–UCLA Medical Center—as well as the largest private nonprofit hospital on the west coast, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_119

The Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center is also a major teaching and training site for the university. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_120

The UCLA Medical Center made history in 1981 when Assistant Professor Michael Gottlieb first diagnosed AIDS. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_121

UCLA medical researchers also pioneered the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning to study brain function. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_122

Professor of Pharmacology Louis Ignarro was one of the recipients of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the signaling cascade of nitric oxide, one of the most important molecules in cardiopulmonary physiology. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_123

The U.S. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_124 News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking for 2019 ranks UCLA Medical Center 6th in the United States and 1st in the West. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_125

UCLA Medical Center was ranked within the top 20 in the United States for 15 out of 16 medical specialty areas examined. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_126

Research University of California, Los Angeles_section_12

UCLA is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and had $1.32 billion in research expenditures in FY 2018. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_127

Rankings University of California, Los Angeles_section_13

Global University of California, Los Angeles_section_14

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2017–2018 ranks UCLA 15th in the world for academics, No.1 US Public University for academics, and 13th in the world for reputation. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_128

In 2020, it ranked 16th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_129

UCLA was ranked 33rd in the QS World University Rankings in 2017 and 12th in the world (10th in North America) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_130

In 2017, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked the university 15th in the world based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_131

The 2017 U.S. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_132 News & World Report Best Global University Rankings report ranked UCLA 10th in the world. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_133

The CWTS Leiden ranking of universities based on scientific impact for 2017 ranks UCLA 14th in the world. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_134

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) conducted by Middle East Technical University for 2016–2017 ranked UCLA 12th in the world based on the quantity, quality and impact of research articles and citations. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_135

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities for 2017 ranked UCLA 11th in the world based on the presence, impact, openness and excellence of its research publications. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_136

National University of California, Los Angeles_section_15

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report ranked UCLA first among public universities. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_137

The Washington Monthly ranked UCLA 11th among national universities in 2020, with criteria based on research, community service, and social mobility. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_138

The Money Magazine Best Colleges ranking for 2015 ranked UCLA 26th in the United States, based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_139

In 2014, The Daily Beast's Best Colleges report ranked UCLA 10th in the country. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_140

The Kiplinger Best College Values report for 2015 ranked UCLA 6th for value among American public universities. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_141

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked UCLA 26th among national universities in 2016. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_142

The 2013 Top American Research Universities report by the Center for Measuring University Performance ranks UCLA 11th in power, 12th in resources, faculty, and education, 14th in resources and education and 9th in education. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_143

The 2015 Princeton Review College Hopes & Worries Survey ranked UCLA as the No. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_144

5 "Dream College" among students and the No. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_145

10 "Dream College" among parents. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_146

The National Science Foundation ranked UCLA 10th among American universities for research and development expenditures in 2014 with $948 million. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_147

In 2017 The New York Times ranked UCLA 1st for economic upward-mobility among 65 "elite" colleges in the United States. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_148

Graduate school University of California, Los Angeles_section_16

As of August 2016, the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report ranked the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS) 11th, the Anderson School of Management 15th, the David Geffen School of Medicine tied for 6th for Primary Care and 14th for Research, the School of Law 17th, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) tied for 14th, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health 19th, and the School of Nursing 12th. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_149

The QS Global 200 MBA Rankings report for 2015 ranks the Anderson School of Management 9th among North American business schools. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_150

The 2014 Economist ranking of Full-time MBA programs ranks the Anderson School of Management 13th in the world. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_151

The 2014 Financial Times ranking of MBA programs ranks the Anderson School 26th in the world. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_152

The 2014 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of Full-time MBA programs ranks the Anderson School of Management 11th in the United States. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_153

The 2014 Business Insider ranking of the world's best business schools ranks the Anderson School of Management 20th in the world. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_154

The 2014 Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking ranks the Anderson School of Management 15th in the United States. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_155

In 2015, career website Vault ranked the Anderson School of Management 16th among American business schools, and the School of Law 15th among American law schools. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_156

In 2015, financial community website QuantNet ranked the Anderson School of Management's Master of Financial Engineering program 12th among North American financial engineering programs. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_157

The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs report for 2016 ranked the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) 1st among online graduate engineering programs. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_158

Departmental University of California, Los Angeles_section_17

Departments ranked in the national top ten by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report are Clinical Psychology (1st), Fine Arts (2nd), Psychology (2nd), Medical School: Primary Care (6th), Math (7th), History (9th), Sociology (9th), English (10th), Political Science (10th), and Public Health (10th). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_159

Departments ranked in the global top ten by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities report are Arts and Humanities (7th), Biology and Biochemistry (10th), Chemistry (6th), Clinical Medicine (10th), Materials Science (10th), Mathematics (7th), Neuroscience and Behavior (7th), Psychiatry/Psychology (3rd) and Social Sciences and Public Health (8th). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_160

Departments ranked in the global top ten by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2015 are Mathematics (8th) and Computer Science (9th). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_161

Departments ranked in the global top ten by the QS World University Rankings for 2015 are English Language & Literature (9th), Linguistics (2nd), Modern Languages (10th), Medicine (7th), Psychology (5th), Mathematics (8th), Geography & Area Studies (7th), Communications (1st), Education (8th) and Sociology (6th). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_162

Academic field University of California, Los Angeles_section_18

Academic field rankings in the global top ten according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2015 are Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (10th). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_163

Academic field rankings in the global top ten according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2014–2015 include Arts & Humanities (10th), Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health (9th), Engineering and Technology (9th), Physical Sciences (9th), and Social Sciences (9th). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_164

Academic field rankings in the global top ten according to the QS World University Rankings for 2015 are Arts & Humanities (10th) and Life Sciences and Medicine (10th). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_165

Student body University of California, Los Angeles_section_19

The Institute of International Education ranked UCLA the American university with the seventh-most international students in 2016 (behind NYU, USC, Arizona State, Columbia University, The University of Illinois, and Northeastern University). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_166

In 2014, Business Insider ranked UCLA 5th in the world for the number of alumni working at Google (behind Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, and MIT). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_167

In 2015, Business Insider ranked UCLA 10th among American universities with the most students hired by Silicon Valley companies. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_168

In 2015, research firm PitchBook ranked UCLA 9th in the world for venture capital raised by undergraduate alumni, and 11th in the world for producing the most MBA graduate alumni who are entrepreneurs backed by venture capital. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_169

Library system University of California, Los Angeles_section_20

Main article: University of California, Los Angeles Library University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_170

UCLA's library system has over nine million books and 70,000 serials spread over twelve libraries and eleven other archives, reading rooms, and research centers. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_171

It is the United States' 12th largest library in number of volumes. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_172

The first library, University Library (presently Powell Library), was founded in 1884. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_173

In 1910, Elizabeth Fargo became the university's first librarian. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_174

Lawrence Powell became librarian in 1944, and began a series of system overhauls and modifications, and in 1959, was named Dean of the School of Library Service. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_175

More libraries were added as previous ones filled. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_176

Page Ackerman became University Librarian in 1973 and was the nation's first female librarian of a system as large and complex as UCLA's. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_177

She oversaw the first coordinations between other UC schools, and formed a new administrative network that is still in use today. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_178

Since her retirement, the system has seen steady growth and improvement under various librarians. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_179

The present University Librarian is Virginia Steel, who took office on July 15, 2013. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_180

Medical school admissions University of California, Los Angeles_section_21

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), UCLA supplies the most undergraduate applicants to U.S. medical schools among all American universities. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_181

In 2015, UCLA supplied 961 medical school applicants, followed by UC Berkeley with 819 and the University of Florida with 802. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_182

Among first-time medical school applicants who received their bachelor's degree from UCLA in 2014, 51% were admitted to at least one U.S. medical school. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_183

Admissions University of California, Los Angeles_section_22

Undergraduate University of California, Los Angeles_section_23

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Enrolled Fall Freshman StatisticsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_table_caption_1
University of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_0_0 2019University of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_0_1 2018University of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_0_2 2017University of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_0_3
ApplicantsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_1_0 111,332University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_1_1 111,011University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_1_2 100,252University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_1_3
AdmitsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_2_0 13,720University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_2_1 15,556University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_2_2 16,090University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_2_3
Admit rateUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_3_0 12.3%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_3_1 14.0%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_3_2 16.0%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_3_3
EnrolledUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_4_0 5,920University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_4_1 6,217University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_4_2 6,038University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_4_3
Average GPA (Unweighted)University of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_5_0 3.90University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_5_1 3.89University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_5_2 3.87University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_5_3
SAT RangeUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_6_0 1290-1510University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_6_1 1280–1510University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_6_2 1250–1490University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_6_3
ACT RangeUniversity of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_1_7_0 27-34University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_7_1 28–34University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_7_2 27–33University of California, Los Angeles_cell_1_7_3

U.S. News & World Report rates UCLA "Most Selective" and The Princeton Review rates its admissions selectivity of 97 out of 99. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_184

102,242 prospective freshmen applied for Fall 2017, the most of any four-year university in the United States. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_185

Admission rates vary according to the residency of applicants. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_186

For Fall 2019, California residents had an admission rate of 12.0%, while out-of-state U.S. residents had an admission rate of 16.4% and internationals had an admission rate of 8.4%. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_187

UCLA's overall freshman admit rate for the Fall 2019 term was 12.3%. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_188

Enrolled freshman for Fall 2019 had an unweighted GPA of 3.90, an SAT interquartile range of 1280–1510, and an ACT interquartile range of 27–34. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_189

The SAT interquartile ranges were 640–740 for reading/writing and 640–790 for math. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_190

Among the admitted freshman applicants for the Fall 2019 term, 43.1% chose to enroll at UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_191

UCLA's freshman admission rate varies drastically across colleges. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_192

For Fall 2016, the College of Letters and Science had an admission rate of 21.2%, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) had an admission rate of 12.4%, the Herb Alpert School of Music had an admission rate of 23.5%, the School of the Arts and Architecture had an admission rate of 10.3%, the School of Nursing had an admission rate of 2.2%, and the School of Theater, Film and Television had an admission rate of 4.4%. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_193

One of the major issues is the decreased admission of African-Americans since the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996, prohibiting state governmental institutions from considering race, sex, or ethnicity, specifically in the areas of public employment, public contracting, and public education. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_194

UCLA responded by shifting to a holistic admissions process starting Fall 2007. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_195

The holistic admissions process evaluates applicants based on their opportunities in high school, their personal hardships and unusual circumstances at home. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_196

Graduate University of California, Los Angeles_section_24

For Fall 2014, the David Geffen School of Medicine admitted 3.2% of its applicants, making it the 9th most selective U.S. medical school. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_197

The School of Law had a median undergraduate GPA of 3.74 and median Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score of 166 for the enrolled class of 2018. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_198

The Anderson School of Management had a middle-80% GPA range of 3.2 – 3.8 and an average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 714 for the enrolled MBA class of 2017. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_199

The School of Dentistry had an average overall GPA of 3.75, an average science GPA of 3.71 and an average Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score of 22 for the enrolled class of 2018. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_200

The Graduate School of Nursing currently has an acceptance rate of 3.9%. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_201

For Fall 2015, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) had a graduate acceptance rate of 27.6%. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_202

Economic impact University of California, Los Angeles_section_25

The university has a significant impact in the Los Angeles economy. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_203

It is the fifth largest employer in the county (after Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the federal government and the City of Los Angeles) and the seventh largest in the region. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_204

Trademarks and licensing University of California, Los Angeles_section_26

The UCLA trademark "is the exclusive property of the Regents of the University of California", but it is managed, protected, and licensed through UCLA Trademarks and Licensing, a division of the Associated Students UCLA, the largest student employer on campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_205

As such, the ASUCLA also has a share in the profits. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_206

Due to UCLA's academic and athletic prestige, as well as the name, being associated with popular images of Southern California lifestyle, apparel with UCLA logos and insignia sells not just in the United States, but as an overseas clothing and accessories brand. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_207

High demand for UCLA apparel has inspired the licensing of its trademark to UCLA brand stores throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_208

Since 1980, 15 UCLA stores have opened in South Korea, and 49 are currently open in China. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_209

The newest store was opened in Kuwait. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_210

There are also stores in Mexico, Singapore, India and Europe. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_211

UCLA makes $400,000 in royalties every year through its international licensing program. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_212

Commerce on campus University of California, Los Angeles_section_27

UCLA has various store locations around campus, with the main store in Ackerman Union. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_213

In addition, UCLA-themed products are sold at the gift shop of Fowler Museum on campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_214

Due to licensing and trademarks, products with UCLA logos and insignia are usually higher priced than their unlicensed counterparts. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_215

These products have popularity among visitors, who buy them as gifts and souvenirs. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_216

For certain products (such as notebooks and folders) 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. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_217

Students who are part-time employed by ASUCLA at a UCLA Store or a UCLA Restaurant are offered certain discounts when they are shopping at UCLA Stores, in addition to their salary. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_218

Athletics University of California, Los Angeles_section_28

Main article: UCLA Bruins University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_219

The school's sports teams are called the Bruins, represented by the colors true blue and gold. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_220

The Bruins participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_221

Two notable sports facilities serve as home venues for UCLA sports. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_222

The Bruin men's football team plays home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; the team won a national title in 1954. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_223

The basketball and volleyball teams, and the women's gymnastics team compete at Pauley Pavilion on campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_224

The school also sponsors cross country, soccer, women's rowing, golf, tennis, water polo, track and field, and women's softball. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_225

The mascots are Joe and Josephine Bruin, and the fight songs are Sons of Westwood and Mighty Bruins. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_226

The alma mater is Hail to the Hills of Westwood. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_227

When Henry "Red" Sanders came to UCLA to coach football in 1949, the uniforms were redesigned. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_228

Sanders added a gold loop on the shoulders—the UCLA Stripe. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_229

The navy blue was changed to a lighter shade of blue. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_230

Sanders figured that the baby blue would look better on the field and in film. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_231

He dubbed the uniform "Powder Keg Blue", a powder blue with an explosive kick. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_232

This would also differentiate UCLA from all other UC teams, whose official colors are blue and gold. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_233

UCLA competes in all major Division I sports and has won 128 national championships, including 118 NCAA championships. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_234

Only Stanford University has more NCAA team championships, with 126. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_235

On April 21, 2018, UCLA's women's gymnastics team defeated Oklahoma Sooners to win its 7th NCAA National Championship as well as UCLA's 115th overall team title. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_236

Most recently, UCLA's women's soccer team defeated Florida State to win its first NCAA National Championship along with women's tennis who defeated North Carolina to win its second NCAA National title ever. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_237

UCLA's softball program is also outstanding. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_238

Women's softball won their NCAA-leading 12th National Championship, on June 4, 2019. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_239

The women's water polo team is also dominant, with a record 7 NCAA championships. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_240

Notably, the team helped UCLA become the first school to win 100 NCAA championships overall when they won their fifth on May 13, 2007. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_241

The men's water polo team won UCLA's 112th, 113th, and 114th national championships, defeating USC in the championship game three times: on December 7, 2014, on December 6, 2015, and on December 3, 2017. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_242

On October 9, 2016, the top-ranked men's water polo team broke the NCAA record for consecutive wins when they defeated UC Davis for their 52nd straight win. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_243

This toppled Stanford's previous record of 51 consecutive wins set in 1985–87. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_244

The men's water polo team has become a dominant sport on campus with a total of 11 national championships. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_245

Among UCLA's 118 championship titles, some of the more notable victories are in men's basketball. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_246

Under legendary coach John Wooden, UCLA men's basketball teams won 10 NCAA championships, including a record seven consecutive, in 1964, 1965, 1967–1973, and 1975, and an 11th was added under then-coach Jim Harrick in 1995 (through 2008, the most consecutive by any other team is two). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_247

From 1971 to 1974, UCLA men's basketball won an unprecedented 88 consecutive games. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_248

UCLA has also shown dominance in men's volleyball, with 19 national championships. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_249

All 19 teams were led by former coach Al Scates, which ties him with John McDonnell of the University of Arkansas as NCAA leader for national championships in a single sport. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_250

Former UCLA basketball player and former NBA player Earl Watson commented, "Eleven national championships, the best coach (Wooden) to coach the game says a lot. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_251

I take offense to those who act like UCLA is just another school compared with Duke. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_252

Duke is a great school in the east, but UCLA is worldwide." University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_253

UCLA is one of only six universities (Michigan, Stanford, Ohio State, California, and Florida being the others) to have won national championships in all three major men's sports (baseball, basketball, and football). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_254

USC rivalry University of California, Los Angeles_section_29

Main article: UCLA–USC rivalry University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_255

UCLA shares a traditional sports rivalry with the nearby University of Southern California, especially for football. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_256

Under famous coach John Wooden, UCLA became a dominating power in men's basketball, and has won 11 NCAA championships, against USC's zero. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_257

In football, UCLA has one national champion team and 16 conference titles, compared to USC's 11 national championships and 37 conference championships. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_258

The two football teams compete for annual possession of the Victory Bell, the trophy of the rivalry football game. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_259

In 2015, UCLA's football team was beaten by USC in a 21–40 defeat at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, ending its three-game winning streak. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_260

The schools share a rivalry in many other sports. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_261

In men's volleyball, UCLA won 19 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championships against USC's four. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_262

UCLA also dominates the all-time series vs. USC in men's volleyball (86–34). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_263

In women's volleyball UCLA leads the all-time series against USC as well and has won eight national champions to USC's six. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_264

In soccer, UCLA leads USC in the all-time series 13–3–0, yet USC no longer competes in men's NCAA Division I soccer. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_265

The annual SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup compares the two schools based on their performance in 19 varsity sports; UCLA has won five times and USC has won nine times. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_266

This rivalry extends to the Olympic Games, where UCLA athletes have won 250 medals over a span of 50 years while USC athletes have won 287 over 100 years. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_267

UCLA and USC also compete in the We Run The City 5K, an annual charity race to raise donations for Special Olympics Southern California. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_268

The race is located on the campus of one of the schools and switches to the other campus each year. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_269

USC won the race in 2013 and 2015, while UCLA won the race in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_270

The origin is unclear, but the rivalry most likely started when football Hall of Fame coach Red Sanders led UCLA to dominance in the 1950s. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_271

USC, having won four national championships prior to UCLA's first and only title in 1954 diverted some attention from then-rival University of Notre Dame, and the new cross-town rivalry began. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_272

Student life University of California, Los Angeles_section_30

University of California, Los Angeles_table_general_2

Ethnicity, 2016University of California, Los Angeles_table_caption_2
University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_0_0 UndergradUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_0_1 GraduateUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_0_2 PercentageUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_0_3
Black Non-LatinosUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_1_0 1,485University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_1_1 619University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_1_2 4.8%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_1_3
Asian or Pacific IslanderUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_2_0 9,917University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_2_1 2,566University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_2_2 29.1%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_2_3
Hispanic and Latino AmericansUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_3_0 6,462University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_3_1 1,188University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_3_2 17.3%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_3_3
American Indian or Alaskan NativeUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_4_0 169University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_4_1 79University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_4_2 0.6%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_4_3
White Non-LatinosUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_5_0 8,113University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_5_1 4,394University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_5_2 29.1%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_5_3
Unstated, Unknown, OtherUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_6_0 1,068University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_6_1 670University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_6_2 4.0%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_6_3
International StudentsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_7_0 3,659University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_7_1 3,159University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_7_2 15.2%University of California, Los Angeles_cell_2_7_3

The campus is located near prominent entertainment venues such as the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Santa Monica Pier. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_273

UCLA offers classical orchestras, intramural sports, and over 800 student organizations. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_274

UCLA is also home to more than 70 fraternities and sororities, which represent 13% of the undergraduate population. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_275

Phrateres, a non-exclusive social-service club for women was founded here in 1924 by the Dean of Women, Helen Matthewson Laughlin. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_276

Students and staff participate in dinghy sailing, surfing, windsurfing, rowing, and kayaking at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_277

UCLA's first contemporary a cappella group, Awaken A Cappella, was founded in 1992. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_278

The all-male group, Bruin Harmony, has enjoyed a successful career since its inception in 2006, portraying a collegiate a cappella group in The Social Network (2010), while the ScatterTones finished in second-place in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and third-place in 2017 and 2019. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_279

In 2020, The A Cappella Archive ranked the ScatterTones at #2 among all ICCA-competing groups. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_280

Other a cappella groups include Signature, Random Voices, Medleys, YOUTHphonics, Resonance, Deviant Voices, Awechords and Cadenza. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_281

YOUTHphonics and Medleys are UCLA's only nonprofit service-oriented a cappella groups. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_282

There are also a variety of cultural organizations on campus, such as Nikkei Student Union (NSU), Japanese Student Association (JSA), Association of Chinese Americans (ACA), Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), Chinese Music Ensemble (CME), Chinese Cultural Dance Club (CCDC), Taiwanese American Union (TAU), Taiwanese Student Association (TSA), Hong Kong Student Society (HKSS), Hanoolim Korean Cultural Awareness Group, Samahang Pilipino, Vietnamese Student Union (VSU), and Thai Smakom. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_283

Many of these organizations have an annual "culture night" consisting of drama and dance which raises awareness of culture and history to the campus and community. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_284

UCLA operates on a quarter calendar with the exception of the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA School of Medicine, which operate on a semester calendar. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_285

Greek life University of California, Los Angeles_section_31

There are more than 65 inter/national and local Greek-letter organizations at UCLA in six governing councils; Asian Greek Council (AGC), Interfraternity Greek Council (IFC), Latinx Greek Council (LGC), Multi-Interest Greek Council (MIGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council (Panhel). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_286

Approximately 3,800 undergraduate students (13%) are involved in UCLA Greek life. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_287

University of California, Los Angeles_table_general_3

IFCUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_3_0_0 PANHELUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_3_0_1 AGCUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_3_0_2 LGCUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_3_0_3 MIGCUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_3_0_4 NPHCUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_3_0_5

Asian Greek Council (AGC): Governing body of the 4 historically Asian-founded fraternities and sororities. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_288

Latinx Greek Council (LGC): Governing body of the 8 Latino/a founded Greek-letter organizations. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_289

Multi-Interest Greek Council (MIGC): Governing body of the 15 cultural-based/special-interest fraternity and sorority organizations. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_290

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): Governing body of the 7 historically African American Greek-letter organizations at UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_291

Traditions University of California, Los Angeles_section_32

UCLA's official charity is UniCamp, founded in 1934. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_292

It is a week-long summer camp for under-served children from the greater Los Angeles area, with UCLA volunteer counselors. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_293

UniCamp runs for seven weeks throughout the summer at Camp River Glen in the San Bernardino National Forest. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_294

Because UniCamp is a non-profit organization, student volunteers from UCLA also fundraise money throughout the year to allow these children to attend summer camp. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_295

True Bruin Welcome begins the fall quarter to introduce new students to clubs and activities. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_296

The week includes the Day of Service for all freshmen, the Enormous Activities Fair, and the Sports Fair. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_297

At the end of move-in and the beginning of True Bruin Welcome, UCLA holds Bruin Bash, which includes a concert, dance and movie pre-release. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_298

Bruin Bash was created as a replacement for Black Sunday, a large-scale day of partying including all fraternities in North Westwood Village. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_299

The Pediatric AIDS Coalition organizes the annual Dance Marathon in Pauley Pavilion, where thousands of students raise a minimum of $250 and dance for 26 hours to support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Project Kindle, and the UCLA AIDS Institute. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_300

Dancers are not allowed to sit (except to use the restroom) during the marathon, literally taking a stand against pediatric AIDS, and symbolizing the suffering of affected children around the world. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_301

In 2015, Dance Marathon at UCLA raised $446,157. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_302

During Finals Week, UCLA students participate in "Midnight Yell", where they yell as loudly as possible for a few minutes at midnight to release some stress from studying. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_303

The quarterly Undie Run takes place during the Wednesday evening of Finals Week, when students run through the campus in their underwear or in skimpy costumes. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_304

The run began in Fall of 2001 when a student, Eric Whitehead, wearing what he described as "really short shorts" walked around singing and playing guitar to protest the police restrictions on the Midnight Yell. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_305

With the increasing safety hazards and Police and Administration involvement, a student committee changed the route to a run through campus to Shapiro Fountain, which now culminates with students dancing in the fountain. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_306

In 2007, the route was changed again to begin at Strathmore Avenue instead of Landfair Avenue. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_307

The Undie Run has spread to other American universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University, and Syracuse University. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_308

The Alumni Association sponsors several events, usually large extravaganzas involving huge amounts of coordination, such as the 70-year-old Spring Sing, organized by the Student Alumni Association (SAA). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_309

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. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_310

The committee bestows the George and Ira Gershwin Lifetime Achievement Award each year to a major contributor to the music industry. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_311

Past recipients have included Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, and in 2009, Julie Andrews. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_312

The Dinner for 12 Strangers is a gathering of students, alumni, administration and faculty to network around different interests. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_313

The "Beat 'SC Bonfire and Rally" occurs the week before the USC rivalry football game. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_314

The USAC Cultural Affairs Commission hosts the JazzReggae Festival, a two-day concert on Memorial Day weekend that attracts more than 20,000 attendees. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_315

The JazzReggae Festival is the largest, entirely student produced and run event of its kind on the West Coast. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_316

Sigma Eta Pi and Bruin Entrepreneurs organize LA Hacks, an annual hackathon where students from around the United States come to build technology products. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_317

LA Hacks established itself as the largest hackathon in the United States when over 1500 students participated on April 11–13, 2014. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_318

LA Hacks also holds the record for the most funds raised via corporate sponsorships with $250,000 raised. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_319

Some of the tech world's most prominent people have given talks and judged projects at LA Hacks, including Evan Spiegel (Founder and CEO of Snapchat), Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder of Reddit), Sam Altman (President of Y Combinator) and Chris De Wolfe (Founder of Myspace). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_320

Student government University of California, Los Angeles_section_33

The Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA) encompasses the student government and student-led enterprises at UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_321

ASUCLA has four major components: the Undergraduate Students Association, the Graduate Students Association, Student Media, and Services & Enterprises. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_322

However, in common practice, the term ASUCLA refers to the services and enterprises component. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_323

This includes the Student Store, Bookstore, Food Services, Student Union, etc. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_324

These commercial enterprises generate approximately $40 million in annual revenues. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_325

As a nonprofit corporation, the financial goal of ASUCLA is to provide quality services and programs for students. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_326

ASUCLA is governed by a student-majority Board of Directors. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_327

The Undergraduate Students Association and Graduate Students Association each appoint three members plus one alternative. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_328

In addition to the student members, there are representatives appointed by the administration, the academic senate, and the alumni association. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_329

The "services and enterprises" portion of ASUCLA is run by a professional executive director who oversees some 300 staff and 2,000 student employees. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_330

The Graduate Students Association is the governing body for approximately 13,000 graduate and professional students at UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_331

The Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) is the governing body of the Undergraduate Students Association (USA) whose membership comprises every UCLA undergraduate student. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_332

As of 2015, the student body had two major political slates: Bruins United and Let's Act. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_333

In the Spring 2016 election, the two competing parties were Bruins United and Waves of Change—a smaller faction that broke off of Lets Act. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_334

USAC's fourteen student officers and commissioners are elected by members of the Undergraduate Students Association at an annual election held during Spring Quarter. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_335

In addition to its fourteen elected members, USAC includes appointed representatives of the Administration, the Alumni, and the Faculty, as well as two ex-officio members, the ASUCLA Executive Director and a student Finance Committee Chairperson who is appointed by the USA President and approved by USAC. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_336

All members of USAC may participate fully in Council deliberations, but only the elected officers, minus the USAC President may vote. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_337

Along with the council, the student government also includes a seven-member Judicial Board, which similar to the Supreme Court, serves as the judicial branch of government and reviews actions of the council. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_338

These seven students are appointed by the student body president and confirmed by the council. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_339

USAC's programs offers additional services to the campus and surrounding communities. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_340

For example, each year approximately 40,000 students, faculty and staff attend programs of the Campus Events Commission, including a low-cost film program, a speakers program which presents leading figures from a wide range of disciplines, and performances by dozens of entertainers. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_341

Two to three thousand UCLA undergraduates participate annually in the more than twenty voluntary outreach programs run by the Community Service Commission. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_342

A large corps of undergraduate volunteers also participate in programs run by the Student Welfare Commission, such as AIDS Awareness, Substance Abuse Awareness, Blood Drives and CPR/First Aid Training. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_343

Media publications University of California, Los Angeles_section_34

UCLA Student Media is the home of UCLA's newspaper, magazines, and radio station. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_344

Most student media publications are governed by the ASUCLA Communications Board. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_345

The Daily Bruin is UCLA's most prominent student publication. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_346

Founded in 1919 under the name Cub Californian, it has since then developed into Los Angeles' third-most circulated newspaper. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_347

It has won dozens of national awards, and is regularly commended for layout and content. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_348

In 2016, the paper won two National Pacemaker Awards – one for the best college newspaper in the country, and another for the best college media website in the country. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_349

The newspaper has not been without scrutiny and controversy, and in 1954, the administration attempted to intervene with the previous policy of electing editors by a student council. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_350

UCLA Student Media also publishes seven special-interest news magazines: Al-Talib, Fem, Ha'Am, La Gente, Nommo, Pacific Ties, and OutWrite, a school yearbook, BruinLife, and the student-run radio station, UCLA Radio. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_351

Student groups such as The Forum for Energy Economics and Development also publish yearly journals focused on energy technologies and industries. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_352

There are also numerous graduate student-run journals at UCLA, such as Carte Italiane, Issues in Applied Linguistics, and Mediascape. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_353

Many of these publications are available through open access. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_354

The School of Law publishes the UCLA Law Review which is currently ranked seventh among American law schools. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_355

Housing University of California, Los Angeles_section_35

Main article: UCLA student housing University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_356

UCLA provides housing to over 10,000 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_357

Most undergraduate students are housed in 14 complexes on the western side of campus, referred to by students as "The Hill". University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_358

Students can live in halls, plazas, suites, or university apartments, which vary in pricing and privacy. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_359

Housing plans also offer students access to dining facilities, which have been ranked by the Princeton Review as some of the best in the United States. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_360

Dining halls are located in Covel Commons, Rieber Hall, Carnesale Commons and De Neve Plaza. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_361

In winter 2012, a dining hall called The Feast at Rieber opened to students. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_362

The newest dining hall (as of Winter Quarter 2014) is Bruin Plate, located in the Carnesale Commons (commonly referred to as Sproul Plaza). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_363

Residential cafes include Bruin Cafe, Rendezvous, The Study at Hedrick, and Cafe 1919. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_364

UCLA currently offers three years guaranteed housing to its incoming freshmen, and one year to incoming transfer students. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_365

There are four type of housing available for students: residential halls, deluxe residential halls, residential plazas, and residential suites. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_366

Available on the hill are study rooms, basketball courts, tennis courts, and Sunset Recreational Center which includes three swimming pools. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_367

Graduate students are housed in one of five apartment complexes. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_368

Weyburn Terrace is located just southwest of the campus in Westwood Village. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_369

The other four are roughly five miles south of UCLA in Palms and Mar Vista. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_370

They too vary in pricing and privacy. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_371

Approximately 400 students live at the University Cooperative Housing Association, located two blocks off campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_372

Students who are involved in Greek life have the option to also live in Greek housing while at UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_373

Sorority houses are located east of campus on Hilgard Avenue, and fraternity houses are located west of campus throughout Westwood Village. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_374

A student usually lives with 50+ students in Greek housing. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_375

Hospitality University of California, Los Angeles_section_36

Hospitality constituents of the university include departments not directly related to student life or administration. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_376

The Hospitality department manages the university's two on-campus hotels, the UCLA Guest House and the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_377

The 61-room Guest House services those visiting the university for campus-related activities. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_378

The department also manages the UCLA Conference Center, a 40-acre (0.2 km) conference center in the San Bernardino Mountains near Lake Arrowhead. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_379

Hospitality also operates UCLA Catering, a vending operation, and a summer conference center located on the Westwood campus. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_380

Chabad House University of California, Los Angeles_section_37

The UCLA Chabad House is a community center for Jewish students operated by the Orthodox Jewish Chabad movement. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_381

Established in 1969, it was the first Chabad House at a university. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_382

In 1980, three students died in a fire in the original building of the UCLA Chabad House. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_383

The present building was erected in their memory. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_384

The building, completed in 1984, was the first of many Chabad houses worldwide designed as architectural reproductions of the residence of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_385

The Chabad House hosts the UCLA chapter of The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's Sinai Scholars Society. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_386

Healthy Campus Initiative University of California, Los Angeles_section_38

In January 2013, Chancellor Gene Block launched the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI), envisioned and supported by Jane and Terry Semel. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_387

The Semel HCI prioritizes the health and wellness of UCLA students, staff, and faculty by "making the healthy choice the easy choice." University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_388

The goal of the initiative is to make UCLA the healthiest campus in the country, and to share best practices and research with other communities, locally and beyond. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_389

The initiative is a campuswide, multi-year effort that champions programs such as the tobacco-free policy, expansion of campus gardens, stairwell makeovers, bicycle infrastructure improvements, healthy and sustainable dining options, and peer counseling, among others. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_390

The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative is credited with providing inspiration for national initiatives including the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Healthier Campus Initiative and the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Global Food Initiative (GFI). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_391

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. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_392

The Semel HCI is a member of both the Menus of Change Research Collaborative and the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, and a contributor to The Huffington Post. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_393

Faculty and alumni University of California, Los Angeles_section_39

For a more comprehensive list, see List of University of California, Los Angeles people. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_394

As of October 2020, 25 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with UCLA: 11 professors, 7 alumni and 10 researchers (three overlaps). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_395

Two other faculty members winning the Nobel Prize were Bertrand Russell and Al Gore, who each had a short stay at UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_396

The alumni Nobel laureates include Richard Heck (Chemistry, 2010); Elinor Ostrom (Economic Sciences, 2009); and Randy Schekman (Physiology or Medicine, 2013). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_397

Fifty-two UCLA professors have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, and eleven are MacArthur Foundation Fellows. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_398

Mathematics professor Terence Tao was awarded the 2006 Fields Medal. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_399

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Faculty memberships (2017)University of California, Los Angeles_header_cell_4_0_0
American Academy of Arts and SciencesUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_1_0 129University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_1_1
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_2_0 120University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_2_1
American Philosophical SocietyUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_3_0 17University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_3_1
National Academy of EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_4_0 16University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_4_1
National Academy of EngineeringUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_5_0 30University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_5_1
National Academy of InventorsUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_6_0 4University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_6_1
National Academy of MedicineUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_7_0 39University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_7_1
National Academy of SciencesUniversity of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_8_0 50University of California, Los Angeles_cell_4_8_1

Geography professor Jared Diamond won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for his book Guns, Germs, and Steel. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_400

Two UCLA history professors have each won 2008 Pulitzer Prizes for general nonfiction and history. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_401

Saul Friedländer, noted scholar of the Nazi Holocaust, won the prize for general nonfiction for his 2006 book, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945, and Daniel Walker Howe for his 2007 book, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_402

A number of UCLA alumni are notable politicians. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_403

In the State of Hawaii, Ben Cayetano ('68), became the first Filipino American to be elected Governor of a U.S state. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_404

In the U.S. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_405 House of Representatives, Henry Waxman ('61, '64) represented California's 30th congressional district and was Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_406

U.S. Representative Judy Chu ('74) represents California's 32nd congressional district and became the first Chinese American woman elected to the U.S. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_407 Congress in 2009. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_408

Kirsten Gillibrand ('91) is U.S. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_409

Senator from the State of New York and former U.S. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_410

UCLA boasts two Mayors of Los Angeles: Tom Bradley (1937–1940), the city's only African-American mayor, and Antonio Villaraigosa ('77), who served as mayor from 2005 to 2013. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_411

Nao Takasugi was the mayor of Oxnard, California and the first Asian-American California assemblyman. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_412

H. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_413 R. Haldeman ('48) and John Ehrlichman ('48) are among the most infamous alumni because of their activities during the 1972 Watergate Scandal. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_414

Ben Shapiro (BA '04) is an American conservative political commentator, nationally syndicated columnist, author, radio talk show host, and attorney. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_415

He is the editor-in-chief at The Daily Wire. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_416

Michael Morhaime (BA '90), Allen Adham (BA '90) and Frank Pearce (BA '90) are the founders of Blizzard Entertainment, developer of the award-winning Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo computer game franchises. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_417

Tom Anderson (MA '00) is a co-founder of the social networking website Myspace. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_418

Computer scientist Vint Cerf ('70, '72) is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and the person most widely considered the "father of the Internet." University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_419

Henry Samueli ('75) is co-founder of Broadcom Corporation and owner of the Anaheim Ducks. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_420

Susan Wojcicki (MBA '98) is the CEO of YouTube. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_421

Travis Kalanick is one of the founders of Uber. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_422

Guy Kawasaki (MBA '79) is one of the earliest employees at Apple. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_423

Nathan Myhrvold is the founder of Microsoft Research. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_424

Bill Gross (MBA '71) co-founded Pacific Investment Management (PIMCO). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_425

Laurence Fink (BA '74, MBA '76) is chairman and CEO of the world's largest money-management firm BlackRock. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_426

Donald Prell (BA '48) is a venture capitalist and founder of Datamation computer magazine. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_427

Ben Horowitz (MS '90) is a co-founder of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_428

UCLA alumni have also achieved prominence in the arts and entertainment. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_429

John Williams is laureate conductor at the Boston Pops Orchestra and Academy Award-winning composer of the Star Wars film score. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_430

Martin Sherwin ('71) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_431

Actors Ben Stiller, Tim Robbins, James Franco, George Takei, Mayim Bialik, Sean Astin, Holland Roden, Danielle Panabaker, and Milo Ventimiglia are also UCLA alumni. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_432

Popular music artists Sara Bareilles, The Doors, Linkin Park, and Maroon 5 all attended UCLA. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_433

Ryan Dusick of Maroon 5 majored in English. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_434

Giada De Laurentiis is a program host at Food Network and former chef at Spago. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_435

Greg Graffin, lead singer of punk rock band Bad Religion, earned a master's degree in Geology at UCLA, and used to teach a course on evolution there. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_436

Carol Burnett was the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2013 (also winner of Emmys, a Peabody and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005). University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_437

Francis Ford Coppola ('67) was the director of the gangster film trilogy The Godfather, The Outsiders starring Tom Cruise, and the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now and Dustin Lance Black is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the film Milk. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_438

Meb Keflezighi ('98) is the winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon and the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_439

One of the more notable basketball players to have studied at UCLA was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who player for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_440

UCLA also boasts an excellent military background, with hundreds of alumni serving their nation. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_441

Carlton Skinner was a U.S. Navy Commander who racially integrated the service at the end of World War II on the USS Sea Cloud. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_442

He was also the first civilian governor of Guam. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_443

Francis B. Wai is, to date, the only Chinese-American and the first Asian-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_444

UCLA also lost an alumnus in early 2007 when Second Lieutenant Mark Daily was killed in Mosul, Iraq after his HMMWV was hit by an IED. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_445

Lieutenant Daily's service is marked by a plaque located on the northern face of the Student Activities Center (SAC), where the ROTC halls are currently located. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_446

UCLA's faculty and alumni have won a number of awards including: University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_447

As of August 1, 2016, the top three places where UCLA alumni work are Kaiser Permanente with 1,459+ alumni, UCLA Health with 1,127+ alumni, and Google with 1,058+ alumni. University of California, Los Angeles_sentence_448

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