Few universities in the world offer the extraordinary range and diversity of academic programs that students enjoy at UCLA. Leadership in education, research, and public service make UCLA a beacon of excellence in higher education, as students, faculty members, and staff come together in a true community of scholars to advance knowledge, address societal challenges, and pursue intellectual and personal fulfillment.
As a public research university, the mission of UCLA is to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge to better society. Based on a foundation of learning and teaching, the mission also focuses on discovery, creativity, innovation, and civic engagement.
UCLA administration is led by its chancellor, provost, vice chancellors and vice provosts, and deans of the divisions and schools. Its Student Affairs division oversees programs and services that support student academic and personal success. Its Graduate division oversees recruitment and admissions, funding and appointments, and maintenance of high-quality standards in graduate programs. Through the Academic Senate, faculty share in the operation and management of UCLA.
UCLA is comprised of the College of Letters and Science — with its humanities, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and undergraduate education divisions — and 12 professional schools: School of the Arts and Architecture; School of Dentistry; Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of Law; John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Herb Alpert School of Music; School of Nursing; Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs; Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health; and School of Theater, Film, and Television.