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The University of California, Los Angeles, or UCLA, was originally called the Los Angeles State Normal School. It was founded in 1881 and became a part of the University of California system in 1919, when it changed its name to UCLA. It has the largest student body out of all the UC schools. This public university is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and its campus size is 419 acres. UCLA faculty members have won Nobel Prizes in chemistry, economics and physics, as well as the Fields Medal in Mathematics, National Medals of Science and Pulitzer Prizes. Notable alumni include baseball player Jackie Robinson, basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, actress Mayim Bialik, actors James Dean and Jack Black, singer Shakira and political commentator Ben Shapiro. The official school motto is “Fiat lux,” or “Let There Be Light.” Its colors are UCLA Blue and UCLA Gold, and its mascots are two bears: Josephine Bruin and Joe Bruin. The school is part of the NCAA Division I FBS, and the Bruins are known for their excellence in sports. They’ve won 114 NCAA team championships and 134 total national championships. Varsity sports offered at UCLA are men’s baseball, basketball, golf and soccer, and women’s basketball, golf, gymnastics, softball and swimming and diving.
Los Angeles is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the most populous city in the Western United States. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the largest and most populous city in the state of California and the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. Los Angeles is located in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the others. More from Wikipedia...
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Dorm Food:Notable, ranked the number one dorm food in the nation
Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 1,000 on campus
Greek Life:Important, more than 60 fraternities and sororities and 13 percent of study body participates
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends and around Los Angeles