L.A. Life

A cultural and recreational mecca, Los Angeles has it all. It’s also a center of opportunity where business and creativity come together to make something greater. UCLA is located on the west side of L.A. and very accessible to sporting events, concerts, theaters, shopping, nightlife, the beach and so many other outlets for activity.

“ I thought LA would be a two year adventure for me, but I fell in love with the city and worked hard to stay put after Anderson! Beaches, mountains, incredible restaurants, some of the country's best sports teams (so close, Dodgers!) and an incredible creative culture at it's heartbeat — you just can't beat it. ”

Katrina Kurnit (’17)

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International Neighborhoods

In addition to top-rated restaurants, Los Angeles is home to international neighborhoods that boast some of the most authentic cuisines of other countries:

On-Campus Activities


UCLA Athletics

UCLA leads the nation with 118 NCAA team championships and 13 total national championships. Students can purchase discounted tickets at the UCLA Central Ticket Office.

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Melnitz Movies

Presented by the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund, Melnitz Movies exhibits free screenings of brand new, cult, and classic films.

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UCLA Recreation

The John Wooden Recreation and Sports Center offers multiple gyms, five racquetball/handball courts, a rock wall, two squash courts, a weight-training facility, exercise/dance rooms, a martial arts room and a games lounge.

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UCLA Store at Ackerman

The biggest UCLA store location offers BearWear (UCLA emblematic), BookZone, the Computer Store, Essentials (school and office supplies), Fast Track (sportswear), a Market (snacks, health and beauty) and more.

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On-Campus Museums

Catch an art exhibit at one of UCLA’s three museums: Fowler Museum of Cultural History, the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts or UCLA Hammer Museum.

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