The University of California to Los Angeles
The the University of California to Los Angeles (commonly indicated by the initials UCLA, University off California, Los Angeles ) is the most important campus of the the University of California, in term of manpower.
GeographyIt is located at the west of Los Angeles in California between Bel Air, Santa Monica and Venice.
When the UCLA inaugurated its new campus in 1929, this one had only four buildings. Today, 163 buildings are dispersed on a campus of 1,7 km ² in the north of the shopping area of Westwood and right in the south of Sunset Boulevard.
The first buildings were built in the fields of the local firm Allison & Allison, in a style néoroman which was included in the other buildings until the years 1950. Then, the architect Welton Becket supervised the extension of the campus for the twenty following years. It is in particular with him that one owes one of the largest buildings of the campus, UCLA Medical Center. Other architects worked with the enlarging of the campus like A. Quincy Jones, William Pereira and Paul Williams. The most recent additions must with famous architects such as I.M. Pei (which drew the pyramid from Louvre in Paris), Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli or Rafael Vinoly. The construction of new buildings is made necessary by the increase in student manpower, so that the students call their university " Under Construction Like Always.".
The campus of UCLA is decorated sculptures, fountains and of a neat architecture.
The campus was founded in 1919 with Vermont Avenue; in 1929, it is transferred towards Westwood Village. In 1984, it was used as Olympic village for the Olympic Games of summer of Los Angeles. Broad Arts Center is inaugurated in 2006: drawn by the American architect Richard Meier, it shelters the department of visual arts and was financed by the contractor Philanthrope Eli Broad.
ManpowerThe UCLA currently counts: 26139 students undergraduates and: 11179 postgraduates. These manpower continue to increase: thus, with the re-entry 2006, the UCLA accommodated: 4852 new students.
ResearchWith 22 departments of research, more: 5000 scientific projects financed for a global budget of approximately 630 million $, the UCLA is one of the most important institutions of world research.
FameAccording to US News.1 , the UCLA is classified with the 3rd rank of the American public universities and the 25e row of the American universities.
Among his the most famous departments and schools, one counts:
- Anderson School off Management (MBA classified 10th according to US News 2007)
- Geffen School off Medicine (Classified 11th according to US News 2007)
- Law School (right)
- Samueli School off Engineering
The following prizes winner of Nobel Prize count among the former students or professors of this campus:
- Louis Ignarro (Medicine, 1998)
- Paul Boyer (Chemistry, 1997)
- Donald Cram (Chemistry, 1987)
- Julian Schwinger (Physical, 1965)
- Willard Libby (Chemistry, 1960)
- Ralph Johnson Bunche (Peace, 1950)
UCLA is also famous for its sporting teams. In tennis shoe, UCLA Bruins thus gained 11 times the championship university NCAA and formed of players NBA like Lew Alcindor (become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Bill Walton, Reggie Miller, Trevor Ariza, Jordan Farmar…
Karch Kiraly, regarded as the best player of volleyball and beach-volleyball of all times, is old a Bruin .
Inscription of the campus in 2005total Inscription : : 37221 students
Inscription of the first cycle : : 24811
- Women: : 14018
- Men: : 10793
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