2 Quick Facts MascotBruins (meaning “brown bear”) # of students 40,000 ColorsBlue and Gold
3 Campus Today, the campus includes 163 buildings across 419 acres in the western part of Los Angeles The continuous construction gives UCLA the on-campus nickname of "Under Construction Like Always."
4 Awards UCLA was ranked 32nd in U.S. News and World Report's World's Best Universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 2nd best public university among "National Universities" in the United States
5 Faculty Six professors (two of whom are current faculty) and five alumni have been awarded the Nobel Prize for achievements in science, economics, and peace
6 Athletics The Bruin men's football team plays home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. men's and women's basketball men's and women's volleyball teams gymnastics team (women's) men's and women's cross country men's and women's soccer women's rowing men's and women's golf men's and women's tennis men's and women's water polo.
7 Housing UCLA provides housing to over 10,000 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students. Most undergraduate students are housed in 14 complexes on the western side of campus, referred to by students as "The Hill." Students can live in halls, plazas, suites, or university apartments, which vary in pricing and privacy. Housing plans also offer students access to dining facilities, which have been ranked by the Princeton Review as some of the best in the nation UCLA currently offers three years guaranteed housing to its incoming freshman, and one year to incoming transfer students.
8 Student Life 2010 2009 Applicants 57,651 55,676 Admits 13,020 12,098 % Admitted 22.58 21.73 Students come to UCLA from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, though according to statistics from 2001–05, an average 92.6% of the entire student body originated from California. UCLA offers over 800 student organizations. UCLA is also home to more than 60 Greek-letter organizations. Fraternity and sorority members represent 13% of the student population.
9 Filming With a location near Hollywood and a world- famous film and television school, the UCLA campus has attracted filming for decades. Legally Blonde, "Old School", "The Nutty Professor", Erin Brockovich, and American Pie 2 all were mainly shot at the university campus or locale
10 Traditions Unicamp is a week-long summer camp for underserved children from the greater Los Angeles area, with UCLA volunteer counselors. Dance Marathon is an annual event. Dancers are required to fundraise a minimum amount of $208 before the event, which is a 26 hour dance marathon. Dancers are not allowed to sit (except to use the restroom) during the marathon. UCLA students also participate in "Midnight Yell" during finals week, a tradition where every night at midnight (starting on Sunday of finals week), students go outside and yell as loudly as possible for one minute, giving everyone a chance to take a short break from studying and release some nervous energy. The quarterly Undie Run takes place during the Wednesday evening of Finals Week, when students run through the campus in their underwear or in skimpy costumes.
11 Ms. Lovejoy’s Favorites UCLA alumni: composer of the Star Wars film score Popular music artists Sara Bareilles, The Doors, Linkin Park, and Maroon 5 all attended UCLA. Giada De Laurentiis is a program host at Food Network Carlos Bocanegra, the USA soccer team captain is also a UCLA alumnus.