GEC Summer School Campus

University of California, Los Angeles

Campus Introduction

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015–2016 ranks UCLA 16th in the world for academics and 13th in the world for reputation.

The university is organized into five undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of the Arts and Architecture; School of Theater, Film and Television; and School of Nursing. Thirteen Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, and three Turing Award winners have been faculty, researchers, or alumni.


Activities After School

From beach trips to expert-led museum tours, students have many options every day to satisfy their cultural and intellectual ambitions at UCLA. The Activities Directors transform Los Angeles into a living museum in which students can actively – and safely – engage with the extraordinary energy of the city. They shop in Santa Monica before enjoying a bike ride on the pier, they visit film and television sets in Hollywood, tour studios, admire the homes and views on Mulholland, window-shop on Rodeo Drive, take in a Dodgers game, or celebrity watch in the cafés of Beverly Hills. Students enjoy the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Venice canals, take a tour of Walt Disney Concert Hall, peruse local produce at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, and go for a jog along the Pacific Ocean on one of the many sunny beaches. With its myriad vibrant cultures and plethora of festivals, music, theatre, art, and museum exhibits, Los Angeles offers unsurpassed opportunities for exploration, learning, and adventure.

University Visits

Summer School at UCLA offers a full program of college visits. Groups of students travel, with program staff, on field trips to Caltech, USC, UC San Diego, and Pepperdine University, among others. Additionally, all students have the option to attend private on-campus sessions we organize with representatives from UCLA and USC.



Advertising and Media

Architecture and Design

Build your Brand for College

Entrepreneurialism: Beyond Silicon Valley



Math and Engineering

The Movie Business




Sports Medicine