The University of California
Founded in 1919, the University of California, characterized by its focus on optimism, has been reaping success in the world of science, sports and economics. This optimism allows it to move forward and redefine the limits of what is possible and permeates its focus on education, research and public service, opening up a very wide horizon for each and every one of its students, thus contributing to improving society on a global scale.
With nearly 45,500 students, UCLA offers 3,800 courses in its 109 departments and schools, over 125 undergraduate degrees, 150 master's degrees, 50 PhD programs, vocational training programs and sports programs whose athletes won 261 Olympic medals and 113 championships. In addition, it has 14 Nobel laureates, 12 MacArthur Foundation fellows and contributes around $12.7 billion annually to the economic activity of the state of California.
UCLA is synonymous with innovation. Members of its university community helped create the Internet and pioneered advances in the application of reverse osmosis. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA, which has a portfolio of 3000 inventions and over 900 patents.
UCLA ranks very well among the best universities in the world according to the following rankings:
- No. 13 according to U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018).
- No. 15 according to Times Higher Education (2017-18).
- No. 12 according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Los Angeles Extension
UCLA Extension has one of the 10 largest campuses in the University of California, Los Angeles system and it is located in Westwood Village, one of the most attractive and safe neighborhoods in Los Angeles, a short bus ride away from Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The neighborhood is known for its theaters, stores, markets, museums and a wide variety of restaurants.