Academic Excellence

UCLA has a tradition of world-class scholarship and teaching. 

Our students are outstanding, and UCLA provides undergraduates high-level research opportunities that, at other great research universities, might be open only to graduate students. In disciplines across the campus, our faculty, who are acknowledged leaders in their fields, consistently earn the most prestigious awards.

To build upon our excellence, we emphasize our strength in interdisciplinary teaching and research. UCLA’s interdisciplinary initiatives — in the artsbiosciences, nanoscience, international studies, the environment and other areas — already are producing groundbreaking results.

Enhancing our academic excellence requires us to continue attracting premier faculty, staff and students. To do so, we must maintain a campus that is a highly desirable working and living environment.