The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. UCLA has the highest enrollment count of any university in California and is the most applied to university in the WORLD with over 112,000 applications for fall 2015. As of March 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA #8 in the WORLD, in their "Best Global University Rankings based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents Their endowment in 2013 was $3 billon.
With a location near Hollywood, UCLA has attracted filming for decades. Most of the 1985 film Gotcha! was shot at UCLA, as well as John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995), Legally Blonde (2001), Old School (2003), The Nutty Professor (1995), Erin Brockovich (2000), How High (2001), National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), American Pie 2 (2001), and Bring It On Again (2004) were all mainly shot at the university campus or locale. In January 2009, the Hollywood movie My Name is Khan was shot at UCLA also.
Fifteen Nobel laureates are associated with UCLA: eight professors and seven alumni. Two other UCLA faculty members winning the Nobel Prize were Bertrand Russell and vice president Al Gore.
Actors Ben Stiller, Nicholas Cage, James Dean, Steve Martin, Mark Harmon, Tim Robbins, James Franco, George Takei, Mayim Bialik, Sean Astin, Holland Roden and Milo Ventimiglia are also UCLA attendee or alumni. Popular music artists Sara Bareilles, The Doors, Linkin Park, and Maroon 5 all attended UCLA. Giada De Laurentiis is a program host at Food Network and former chef at Spago. Greg Graffin, lead singer of punk rock band Bad Religion, earned a master's degree in Geology at UCLA, and used to teach a course on evolution there. Carol Burnett was the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2013 (also winner of Emmys, a Peabody and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005). Francis Ford Coppola (1967) was the director of the gangster film trilogy The Godfather and the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now.
UCLA’s on-campus housing is situated at the heart of university life and is just a short walk away from classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and sports facilities. UCLA’s highrise residence halls are co-ed, with separate community restrooms and showers for men and for women. Rooms in the residence halls will be shared by three students. This is a 7 story building with study rooms, meeting rooms, TV rooms, and laundry facilities on each floor. The rooms are cleaned on a weekly basis. This cleaning entails light vacuuming, emptying of wastebaskets, a fresh linen pack, and cleaning of the shared bathroom. All common areas are cleaned on a daily basis. Coin-operated laundry machines are located on every floor of the Residence Halls.
All–You–Care–To–Eat at Residential Restaurant. UCLA Dining is an award-winning program that is nationally recognized for its high quality cuisine, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative services.
Our meals are served buffet style with a large variety of food and a menu that rotates daily. Cafeteria hours are as follows: Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 AM / Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 PM / Dinner: 5:00 pm to 8:00 PM
1st Session: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
2nd Session: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Three meals per day. During the full days excursions packed lunches will be provided.
Los Angeles City tour, Westwood, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, San Diego, Manhattan, and Rodendo Beach.
Citadel Premium Outlets.
6-Flags (Packed lunch)
Grand Canyon, Las Vegas
Is available on certain days upon reservation. It is located on campus just a few minutes from the dorms. Pool towels are not provided. We reccomend each student to bring a towel. Students must obey all written and verbal rules from RLT staff.