Overview:UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. The university is a shared public asset that benefits society by educating students, creating knowledge through research discoveries, powering the economy and improving quality of life.
UCLA offers a comprehensive curriculum, ranging from the arts, social sciences and humanities to the physical sciences and life sciences.
* UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas.
* The UCLA College of Letters and Science - five divisions encompassing 44 departments, 106 undergraduate majors and 66 graduate programs - is the most comprehensive academic organization in the University of California system.
* UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report: the David Geffen School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Anderson School of Management, the School of Law, the School of Public Health, the School of Public Affairs and the School of Nursing. The master's degree programs at the School of Theater, Film and Television and the School of the Arts and Architecture are ranked in the top 10. While dentistry programs are not ranked, the School of Dentistry is widely considered among the nation's best by several measures.
UCLA is the most popular campus in the nation for freshman applicants, with 55,708 applying for fall 2009 admission.