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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. It was founded in 1919 and is thesecond oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about26,000 undergraduate and about 11,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA is organized into five undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and fiveprofessional Health Science schools. Eleven Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the university as faculty, researchers, or alumni, 37 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 20 tothe National Academy of Engineering, and 97 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

UCLA has more applicants than any other university in the United States.Out of 55,676 undergraduateapplicants for Fall 2009, 12,098 (21.73%) were admitted, the lowest acceptance rate in the UC system. Students come to UCLA from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, though according to statisticsfrom 2001–05, an average 92.6% of the entire student body originated from California.

UCLA is consistently ranked high in college and university rankings. UCLA also ranks among the top 10 schools inthe country with the most faculty awards.

UCLA surpassed the $1 billion mark for research grant for the first time in the 2009-2010 academic year. UCLA managed $1.12 billion in research funding[17], coming after Stanford University which garnered $1.13 billion in the same academic year.

UCLA faculty is "highly cited" for its research according to the Institute for Scientific Information.[19]In a ranking conducted in 1995 by the National Research Council, of the 36 Ph.D. programs examined, eleven departments were ranked in the top ten. and thirty-one in the top 20, the third highest...
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