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The University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles was founded in 1919 and is considered one of the best universities in the United States and the world. It is also known by its acronym UCLA and is located in the residential area of ​​Westwood, within the city of Los Angeles.

The purpose of this public institution is to create, disseminate, preserve and apply knowledge to the overall improvement of society. This translates into the promotion of free access to information and the promotion of intellectual debate. His research is marked by excellence and interdisciplinarity, and his students by diversity.

At world-wide level it usually appears located between the 15 better universities of the world in the most prestigious rankings, and generally it is the second better public university, only behind the UC Berkeley. Thirteen Nobel prizes (six professors and seven students) and 12 MacArthur scholars have passed through its classrooms. UCLA has also been connected to many other well-known personalities, such as philosopher Bertrand Russell, US Vice President Al Gore, writer Jared Diamond, Youtube director Susan Wojcicki and artists such as Ben Stiller, James Franco, Greg Graffin and Francis Ford Coppola.

They have also left many Olympic medalists because sports have a significant presence in the university. It is the one that has won the most sports awards at a national level and the presence of athletes of the institution in all editions of the Olympic Games is frequent.

The campus has 170 hectares and is located in the northern area of ​​Los Angeles. It has 163 buildings of different architectural styles and several gardens, museums and fountains.


Degree programs

Applications to study for a degree at UCLA are made through the University of California portal. The inscription must be accompanied by:

High school grades (enter in the web form)
Writing of two essays (included in the web form)
ACT or SAT exam notes
TOEFL or IELTS English exam notes
Proof of having sufficient funds to pay for studies
Payment of the registration fee
To know the specific access requirements of each program, you can consult the catalog of university courses. Exceeding the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place; The center evaluates the academic and personal merits of each candidate who exceeds them to select those admitted. Keep in mind that requests must be made well in advance, since the registration period is usually closed in November or January.

Graduate programs

The application for the postgraduate courses is done online through the UCLA website, except for the medical, law, dentistry, MBA and MFE programs that have their own processes. The applications arrive at each faculty, which is in charge of evaluating the candidates and establishing the minimum access requirements, which can be consulted in the postgraduate catalog.

Generally, the following documents must be attached with the application:

Notes of your previous university education
Motivation letter
Scholarship application
Recommendation letters
GRE Exam
Proof of English proficiency