The University of California, Los Angeles was founded in 1882, making it California's second oldest public research university. Over 39,000 students are currently enrolled.
UCLA's campus is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. UCLA's school colors are true blue and gold, and its mascot is a Bruin.
UCLA is organized into five undergraduate schools: The College of Letters and Sciences; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of the Arts and Architecture; School of Theater, Film, and Television; and School of Nursing. The university is also home to the graduate schools: David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, Fielding School of Public Health, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Anderson School of Management, School of Law, and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
The university's athletic programs are equally celebrated. The Bruins participate in the NCAA Division 1A in the Pacific-12 Conference. The UCLA men's basketball team owns 11 NCAA titles, seven of which were won under the legendary coach John Wooden. The Bruins football team also holds one national championship and 16 conference titles.
The statue of the UCLA Bruin was designed by Billy Fitzgerald, and is located on the Bruin Walk. The statue is often the victim of USC pranksters during the days leading up to the USC vs. UCLA football games.
As one of the country's top public universities, UCLA is featured in numerous articles on About.com: