Life at UCLA

LOS ANGELES (IN A NUTSHELL)

Los Angeles is an eclectic, global city that continuously remains active, with arts and cultural events happening city-wide, an international selection of foodie meccas open seven days a week and late into the night, and is home to a variety of industries including entertainment, leisure, technology, healthcare, fashion and hospitality.

LA’s ARTS, CULTURE & ATTRACTIONS

Some of the world’s best-known museums, landmarks and attractions call Los Angeles home. In fact our city has more museums and theatres than any other city in the U.S. (105 museums and 225 theaters) including The Getty, LACMA and MOCA. As far as attractions and landmarks go, we proudly boast of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center, Air Force One at the Ronald Reagan Library and Universal Studios – just to name a few.

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THE LA FOOD SCENE

The food culture here in Los Angeles is a big deal. You’ll find gourmet food trucks (first started in Los Angeles) parked on corners throughout LA. After a review from LA Times’ notoriously adventurous food critic, you may soon find yourself waiting in a long line outside an inexpensive ethnic restaurant tucked inside a random strip mall. And it’ll be worth the wait.

A local farmer’s market happens every Thursday in Westwood Village, just south of UCLA and a stones-throw away from healthy grocery stores Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

Learn what LA has to offer at Discover Los Angeles.

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UCLA — A CITY WITHIN A CITY

Our campus is renowned as one of the most beautiful and dynamic places in Los Angeles (and that’s competing with some gorgeous coastlines). The 419-acre campus sits at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, five miles from the Pacific Ocean. We’re located west of downtown LA and Hollywood, adjacent to Santa Monica, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Brentwood.

UCLA’s ARTS, CULTURE, & SPORTS

UCLA hosts celebrated musicians, bands, influential speakers, and films at the iconic Royce Hall and other venues across campus. The Fowler and Hammer Museums – two of UCLA’s best-kept secrets — host international exhibitions, concerts, and film screenings year-round. Nestled on the north side of campus, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden features more than 70 modern and contemporary works.

Sports fans flock to support our sports teams at the famous venues of Pauley Pavilion, the Rose Bowl (in Pasadena), Jackie Robinson Stadium, etc. We have won 112 NCAA team championships, and 132 total national team championships—more than any other university.

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HEALTH, SAFETY, & SUPPORT AT UCLA

UCLA gives its all to support our 15,724 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. We maintain three convenient recreation centers, provide housing resources and options, host hundreds of student organizations, and provide extensive health and safety resources.

We even run free campus shuttles into Westwood and to student housing.