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University of California--Los Angeles

Founded in 1919, the University of California, Los Angeles is a public institution located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. Commonly referred to as UCLA, the university is the third-oldest shool in the University of California System and one of its two flagship universities. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,500 and 13,000 graduate students, making it the university with the largest enrollment in the state of California. The university has been labeled one of the Public Ivies.

UCLA is organized into five undergraduate colleges, seven graduate schools, and four professional health science schools. Its graduate programs include the highly ranked Anderson School of Management, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, School of Law, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Affairs, School of Nursing and School of Public Health. UCLA also has a prestigious School of Theater, Film & Television and School of Dentistry. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country. Seven UCLA alumni have won the Nobel prize. Ohter notable alumni include former singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and actor Sean Astin.

UCLA's main campus is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. UCLA guarantees housing for three years. Students join any of the more than 800 student organizations, including 60 or so Greek chapters, which represent about 13 percent of the student body. The university has a number of student media groups including a newspaper, magazine, and radio and TV stations.

The UCLA Bruins compete in the Pacific-12 Conference of NCAA's Division I. The Bruins have won 125 national championships, including 110 NCAA team championships. UCLA student-athletes have won 250 Olympic medals.

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