About UCLA

UCLA is proud to host the 2019 APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting during its Centennial Celebration. Over the past 100 years, UCLA has built a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service.


Situated on 419 acres, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, UCLA is enriched by the cultural diversity of greater Los Angeles, as well as the geographic advantages of the Pacific Rim. It is one of 10 campuses that comprise the University of California, among the largest and most renowned centers of higher education in the world. APRU Steering Committee Chair Gene Block has served as UCLA chancellor since 2007.

The campus is an international leader in the breadth and quality of its academic offerings, research enterprise and health care system as well as its cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA’s 45,000 students are educated by and often conduct research under 4,000 faculty in the College of Letters and Science and 12 professional schools.

UCLA is consistently the most applied to university in the United States and is ranked among the top institutions for research funding, generating more than $1 billion in grants and contracts annually. 

Additionally, UCLA was named the number one public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey.

UCLA’s faculty and alumni include 14 Nobel Laureates, 13 MacArthur Foundation fellows, three Pulitzer Prize winners and hundreds of Olympians.  

UCLA is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. 

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