University description (as per official university website)
The University of California Los Angeles, also known as UCLA, is a public research university located in Westwood Village, Los Angeles--five miles from the Pacific Ocean. The school was founded as a branch of the state university in 1919.
UCLA is the second-oldest general-purpose campus in the University of California system. The campus, covering an area of 419 acres, was officially dedicated in 1930.
UCLA ranks among the nation's top five institutions in research funding. The School of Medicine and UCLA's research hospital provide access to biomedical research projects. Other research centers include California Center for Population Research; Center for Chinese Studies; Center for the Study of Urban Poverty; and Institute of the Environment.
UCLA's library is ranked among the top ten academic libraries in North America. Its collection encompasses more than 8 million volumes, tens of thousands of serial subscriptions, and extensive online academic resources. Students are permitted to access the holdings of all UC libraries, which are collectively second only to the Library of Congress.
UCLA is made up of several academic divisions, which include:
* Anderson School of Management
* Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
* Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science?
* Herb Alpert School of Music
* School of Law
* School of Public Affairs
* School of the Arts and Architecture
* School of Theater, Film, and Television
UCLA, a member of the Association of American Universities, was ranked 25th by U.S. News & World Report among America's Best Colleges of 2009.
The university's student body includes students from all 50 states of and more than 100 other countries. The campus is home to more than 800 student organizations.
Famous alumni of UCLA include Ralph Bunche, U.N. mediator and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Steve Crocker, Internet pioneer; Kay Redford Jamison, psychiatrist and writer at Johns Hopkins University; Fred Whipple, astronomer, namesake of Whipple Observatory in Arizona; Jonathan Kellerman, Edgar Award-winning novelist and psychologist; Agnes de Mille, dancer and choreographer; actors Beau and Lloyd Bridges, Carol Burnett, Elizabeth MccGovern, Kal Penn and Ben Stiller; directors Francis Ford Coppola and Rob Reiner; John Williams, James Horner and Randy Newman, award-winning film score composers; Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, six-time NBA champion, Hal of Famer; Arthur Ashe, tennis play, Hall of Famer; Michelle Kwan, world champion figure skater; Kenny Washington, one of first African American players to integrate the NFL; Johnnie Cochran, attorney; Tom Bradley, former Mayor of Los Angeles; Dennis Ross, U.S. diplomat to the Middle East; Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network Chef; Arthur Janov, psychologist, inventor of Primal Therapy; and Laura Ling, TV journalist, notable for her detainment in North Korea.
The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help remove financial barriers to assist students in meeting the rising cost of attendance at UCLA. The role of our office is to fill the gap that exists between the cost of attendance and funds available from your family, savings and other resources. We will assist you with completing your application for financial aid, determining your level of need and offering financial aid to met your educational expenses. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding financial aid to address your eligibility concerns.
The Financial Aid Office is located in room A129J on the A Level of Murphy Hall. You can reach us via phone at 310-206-0400 or fax at 310-206-7419.