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Southern California is one of the most vibrant and exciting geographic areas, with cutting-edge commercial activities and unparalleled access to cultural and recreational opportunities. Los Angeles is a global city where culture, business and industry blend into opportunity. This is where four million people power the world's 15th largest economy.

UCLA is a crossroads of ideas, cultures and limitless experiences and opportunities. The iconic UCLA campus is set in Westwood, one of the leading residential areas of Los Angeles, and is adjacent to Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills. The campus is easily accessible by car and public transportation from freeways and major thoroughfares. Theaters, sporting events, performances and leisure activities are all available either within or just beyond the borders of the UCLA campus.

Nearby Attractions
It’s no surprise that Los Angeles, the epicenter of the entertainment industry with its burgeoning foodie culture, offers some fantastic dining and entertainment options. These are some of our student and staff favorites:
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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On-Campus Housing

Whether you are a graduate student who is married, a single parent, or a single graduate student, chances are you're looking for housing that offers independence, good value and safety as well as access to a community of fellow students. Graduate students usually live off campus in either private or university-owned apartments. UCLA University Apartments are considered by many to be the best value for the money and are in very high demand. Early application for university housing is strongly advised.

The UCLA Housing Services Office provides descriptions of University-owned apartments available to UCLA graduate students and students with family. Many students rent off-campus apartments in Brentwood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, and Westwood. The Community Housing Office provides information and current listings on private apartments, rooms in private homes, shared rentals, roommates, and temporary housing.

Dining Facilities
Anderson Cafe

The UCLA Anderson complex houses the cafe Anderson Cafe, where a wide selection of light meals, snacks and beverages are available.

Wolfgang Puck Express

Located in the Ackerman student union, Wolfgang Puck Express offers artisanal sandwiches, delicious salads and refreshments in the center of campus

North Campus Student Center

The North Campus Student Center features a salad bar, sandwiches, coffee, frozen yogurt and more.

Lu Valle Commons

Lu Valle Commons is a short walk through the beautiful Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden and features a dining facility and coffeehouse.

Other Attractions
Santa Monica Pier

Revisit days gone by at a mini-amusement park perched over the water. With a roller coaster, a ferris wheel and plenty of kitschy booths, this is old-fashioned fun.


From Santa Monica to Redondo and beyond, the beaches are a great place to pick up a game of volleyball, do some surfing, enjoy people watching or just watch the sun set into the ocean.


Tinseltown! The entertainment capital of the world offers opportunities to see TV shows filmed live, attend red carpet events, watch advance screenings of movies and engage in entertainment industry networking events. And you're just sightseeing, the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign are a short ride away.

Coachella and FYF Fest

These two music festivals are popular with our students and the rest of the region. Massive multiday events with an absolute who’s-who of music, they bring students together for some of the best times of their lives.

Downtown L.A.

No longer just a business district, this is where some of the world’s best museums, architecture, concert venues and cuisine reside. From a glass sliding board 70 floors above the city to the historic Grand Central Market, a foodie hub, DTLA makes you feel even more alive.


Whether art or natural history or cars, a world-class source of education and culture awaits.

Farmers Markets

They’re everywhere in the city. This is the freshest way to experience California’s bounty.

Amusement Parks

Students can take advantage of UCLA discounts for some of the world’s premiere theme parks, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and more.


There are a large number of movie theaters near UCLA, and Westwood has, historically, hosted film premieres at the Village Theater. Anyone is welcome to stand to the side and star gaze as celebrities arrive in their limousines!