Why Choose UCLA?

Feed your curiosity. Find your inspiration.

Expand your horizons in the city without limits. 

Sunny UCLA campus

Our home city of Los Angeles offers countless interests, experiences, and connections. Meet anyone, learn anything, and pursue any passion in the most colorful city in the world, a place people from all walks of life call home.


Feel the LA Love 

No matter what interests you hold dear, you'll find something to love in Los Angeles. 

It’s true when they say LA will spoil you in terms of weather and climate and just everything here.”

“The food here is incredible. So many immigrant communities have blessed us with their cuisine.” 

“If you were looking for me on any given weekend you’d probably find me at a concert venue.” 

Aerial view of Los Angeles

Hospital and research centers are situated just across the street from one another.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

UCLA affiliate sites and training locations are tailored to provide compassionate care to all.

UCLA Botanical Gardens

Walk across the street to the botanical gardens to lose yourself when you need a breather.

The front of Geffen Hall, view from Tiverton Street

A state-of-the-art medical education building, tailored to fit all of your learning needs.

The lap pool at one of the many wellness and fitness centers on campus

Enjoy all the benefits of being a student, faculty, or staff with just a short walk to north campus.

A group of UCLA Health students, staff and faculty at the UCLA Pride parade

Leader in providing equitable and inclusive health care to LGBTQ+ patients and families.

City mural

Feed your soul with a thriving arts district, countless museums, and murals that paint the city.

Skateboarding in the park

Vibrant Westside communities to explore, from Manhattan Beach to Malibu, and everything in between.

A view of the mountains with the Hollywood sign in the distance

Access to hikes and expansive views in, or just outside of, the city for weekday or weekend adventures.

Women giving virtual tour of UCLA DGSOM

Virtual Tour Guides

Hear about life at UCLA from those already here and experiencing it in person.

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