The University of California, Los Angeles, commonly known as UCLA is a public research university in Los Angeles, United States. It is one of the leading schools in the US. It was ranked 15th in the world for academics, 1st US Public University for academics, and 13th in the world for reputation by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2017-2018. The university is renowned and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes- 337 in total. The school’s “can-do-attitude” and optimism is what makes studying at UCLA an enriching learning experience. 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students can vouch for its success. In 2016, the university had 119,000 applicants for the autumn semester- the most applicants for any university in the US. The campus is divided into six undergraduate colleges (College of Letters and Science; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of the Arts and Architecture; Herb Alpert School of Music; School of Theater, Film and Television; and School of Nursing), seven professional schools, as well four professional health science schools. The employability of UCLA graduates is very high, as students are well-equipped for their future careers upon graduation. Notable alumni , faculty and researchers include fourteen Nobel laureates, three Fields Medallists, two Chief Scientists of the US Air Force, and many more. UCLA works closely together with partner universities locally and abroad. It has ties with its sister campus, UC Berkeley. The university attracts students from all over the county, as well as international students, because of its optimistic and innovative teaching methods. The faculty and alumni actually helped create the internet, which proves once more that creativity and optimism is in UCLA’s DNA. Over 140 companies have been established based on technology that was developed at UCLA. The university offers financial aid- 53% of UCLA undergraduates receive some sort of financial support.
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UCLA Extension has excellent programs for people wishing to continue their education or receive professional training for their current careers or future ones. The certificate in Spanish translation and interpretation is a program that prepares you to be a legal court interpreter; providing the necessary tools to sit for the Legal Court Interpreter certification. It also prepares you for careers in medical interpretation and translation, as well as in other areas.
UCLA has a really nice campus and is in a great location. The surrounding area is safe and walkable, with lots of necessities like Trader Joes, Target, CVS, etc. Lots of clubs to get involved in and pretty easy to start your own club. Classes can be hard to get into, like most large universities. Professors tend to be good but there are exceptions, of course. Overall, I would recommend it.