The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in California and the county seat of Los Angeles County.
A university is an institution of higher education and research which grants academic degrees in various academic disciplines.
California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area.
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It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest undergraduate campus of the ten-campus University of California system.
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UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students, and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, the most applicants for any American university.
The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools.
The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science ; School of the Arts and Architecture; Herb Alpert School of Music; School of Theater, Film and Television; and School of Nursing.
Fourteen Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, two Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force and three Turing Award winners have been faculty, researchers, or alumni.
The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union, a meeting that takes place every four years.
The ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery to "an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community".
In English, the word laureate has come to signify eminence or association with literary awards or military glory.
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.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, frequently known as the American Academy, is one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for policy research in the United States.
The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974.
The Association of American Universities is an international organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015–2016 ranked UCLA 16th in the world for academics and 13th in the world for reputation.
Times Higher Education, formerly the Times Higher Education Supplement, is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
In 2015-2016, UCLA ranked 12th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and 31st in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings.
Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is an annual publication of university rankings by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
In 2015, the Center for World University Rankings ranked the university 15th in the world based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents.
UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference.
The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States.
The Bruins won 126 national championships, including 113 NCAA team championships, more than any other university.
UCLA student-athletes, coaches and staff won 251 Olympic medals: 126 gold, 65 silver and 60 bronze.
UCLA student-athletes competed in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception, and won a gold medal in every Olympics that the United States participated in since 1932.