Students sit in the sun outside Royce Hall; Students talk and study on Kerckhoff Patio; Statue of the Bruin, UCLA’s grizzly bear mascot


Chancellor BlockWelcome to this gateway to UCLA, a world-class university and a leader in many fields of study.

UCLA represents the very best of what a university can be—a diverse community of talented people who enrich our society through education, research and service.  

Our extraordinary students are simply the best of the best. For more than 10 years, we have received more freshman applications than any other university and have enrolled about 10 percent of those who applied. One of UCLA's extraordinary assets—and one of which I am especially proud—is our commitment to opportunities for advancement for people from all walks of life. Our campus serves more students from low-income families than any other major research university, and nearly one-third of our graduates are, as I was, part of their family's first generation to earn a four-year college degree. 

Our world-class faculty includes many who are the top scholars in their fields. They are actively engaged in teaching and research because they love learning and discovery.  

UCLA enjoys a special relationship with Los Angeles and Southern California. Faculty, staff and students provide informed service to almost 200 civic organizations. Our scholarship advances medical science, engineering, education, the arts and humanities and many other fields all over the world.

I hope you will visit our beautiful campus and attend some of our many world-class cultural and athletic events—you will not be disappointed. In the meantime, please enjoy your visit online.

Gene D. Block