UCLA — A Smart Investment for the
Greater Los Angeles Region ... and Beyond
UCLA serves as the engine for innovation in education and scholarship, health care, science, commerce, culture and community service — advances that enrich our neighborhoods, our region, our state and our world on a daily basis.
By every measure, UCLA consistently produces remarkable returns on taxpayer investments: exceptional students, an extraordinary faculty and staff, distinguished alumni, a tradition of service to Los Angeles County, and outstanding contributions to the economic health and overall well-being of the greater Los Angeles area and the state of California.
By inviting new perspectives, building fresh interdisciplinary collaboration and creating unprecedented discoveries, UCLA continues to define what a university can be.
UCLA rates among the top five public research universities in the nation.
Research and Technology
UCLA ranks in the top five nationally in research and development expenditures in science, medicine and engineering.
UCLA Medical Center is ranked as one of the top five hospitals in the country.
Nearly a third of UCLA undergraduates regularly participate in community service. Through the UCLA in LA initiative and other programs, students, staff and faculty support more than 200 community-based programs to stimulate economic development, improve public health care and K-12 education, and foster arts and cultural opportunities.