The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California. The history of UCLA can be traced back to 1882 when it was the southern branch of California State Normal University (now San Jose State University). It became the southern branch of the University of California in 1919 and is the second oldest university in the 10-campus university system in California (after the University of Berkeley).
UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in different disciplines, enrolling approximately 31,500 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. The University of California, Los Angeles had 119,000 applicants in the fall of 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applying university among American universities.
The university is divided into six universities, seven vocational schools and four occupational health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the School of Letters and Sciences; the Samueli School of Engineering; the School of Art and Architecture; the Herb Alpert School of Music; the School of Drama, Film and Television; and the School of Nursing.
The University of California, Los Angeles is known as a public Ivy League university, and is ranked as one of the best public universities in the United States in major universities and university rankings. This includes a ranking that ranks UCLA as the top public university in the United States in 2021. As of October 2020, there have been 25 Nobel Prize winners, three Fields Medal winners and five Turing Prize winners, and two Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force have been associated with the University of California, Los Angeles, and become academies. Researchers or alumni. Among the current teachers, 55 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 28 to Engineering, 39 to the National Academy of Medicine Institute of Medicine, and 124 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This university was elected by the Association of American Universities in 1974