Ten Reasons To Attend Ucla

Ten Reasons to choose the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

1. A World-class Research University.

At UCLA, there are numerous opportunities for undergraduate research. Graduate students in their research are guided by faculty who are among the world’s foremost experts in their fields. Collaborations across disciplines are encouraged.

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2. Top Athletics.

With more than 100 NCAA team championships, UCLA is one of the premier sports programs in the country. The next star in basketball, football, or the Olympics, may be playing for the Bruins when you’re here.

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3. Artistic and cultural offerings on campus.

Most events offer discounts for students. Rock bands, orchestras, dance troupes, art exhibitions and more come to campus.

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4. Diversity.

UCLA is among the most diverse campuses in the nation.

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5. Friendships.

At UCLA, you’ll make lifelong friendships with fellow Bruins.

6. Recreation.

UCLA Recreation provides active students a range of activities, including intramural team sports, yoga, rock climbing, and a complete gym in the Wooden Athletic Center. UCLA outdoor recreation also offers off-campus trips, ranging from day hikes to multi-day trips to places like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon.

UCLA Recreation

7. A beautiful campus.

UCLA is set at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains and only a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. The campus includes Royce Hall and Powell library, both styled after Romanesque churches in northern Italy. The Franklin Murphy Sculpture Garden.


8. Student organizations.

UCLA Engineering has numerous student groups, many of which compete at regional and national competitions. Plus UCLA has hundreds of student organizations to join. In addition, many UCLA students volunteer their time on campus, and in the surrounding community.

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9. The City.

UCLA is located in one of the world’s great cities – Los Angeles. Beaches and mountains are nearby. The city is alive with culture, from the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It’s the entertainment capital of the world and home to movies, television, music, fashion, performing arts and visual arts.

10. You!

At the very heart of UCLA, are the amazing and talented people who are driving the future. What will you bring?

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