The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is the largest of the 10-campus University of California system, including UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and others. Founded in 1919, UCLA is a top-ranked research university and offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in a wide variety of fields. The distinguished faculty includes Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and other prestigious academic organizations. UCLA is also known for its libraries, award-winning athletic teams, performing arts, and cultural offerings.
UCLA Extension is a part of the UCLA Division of Continuing Education. With more than 40,000 participants per year, UCLA Extension is said to be the largest single-campus continuing education program in the world. UCLA Extension does not offer degree programs; however, it offers a wide variety of university-level, credit-bearing courses as well as many other courses and programs for students and professionals. Our student body includes nearly 3,000 international students and professionals per year. Many professionals who have university degrees enroll in UCLA Extension courses and programs to update their knowledge in such fields as engineering, computer science, business and management, health sciences, and teacher education.
UCLA and UCLA Extension are located in Westwood Village, one of the safest and most attractive neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Westwood Village is a short bus ride away from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and the beach. The neighborhood features theaters, shops, markets, museums, and a variety of restaurants.