UCLA is recognized as the #1 collegiate athletic powerhouse of the 20th century and into the 21st. The UCLA Bruins won more NCAA titles in the 20th century than any other university and were the first to 100 NCAA titles. Virtually all of the 22 sports in the program compete yearly for NCAA team and individual honors. If you are interested in becoming a Bruin please read the Scholarship Criteria before submitting your online Prospective Student-Athlete Questionnaire.
At UCLA, we recruit the finest student-athletes. Over the past five-plus decades, no school can match UCLA's combination of NCAA team and individual championships, football bowl games, men's basketball NCAA Tournament appearances and Olympic participation. UCLA recognizes that to compete at the national level demands a commitment of time and energy from student-athletes not normally required of other students. Consequently, we provide a variety of support services and resources to assist student-athletes with their academic success, personal well-being, individual development, and preparation for future endeavors. Our student-athletes come from every walk of life and from around the world. Their commitment to excellence makes them Bruins.
In April of 2005, Sports Illustrated On Campus stated:
"UCLA has the most complete athletic program in the country."
TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
UCLA continues its tradition on into the 21st century as having the most impressive sports history of any college in the nation since 1950. Such greats as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Troy Aikman, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Lisa Fernandez, Troy Glaus, Natalie Golda, Rafer Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Karch Kiraly, Liz Masakayan, Ann Meyers, Jonathan Ogden, Corey Pavin, Jackie Robinson, Al Scates, Sharon Shapiro, Chase Utley, Bill Walton, and John Wooden are just a few of the most significant people that have attended/coached at UCLA.
UCLA continues to lead the nation in a number of categories:
- #1 in NCAA team championships
- #1 in Olympians and Olympic Gold Medals from 1984-2008
- #1 in professional athletes
- #1 in Sports Illustrated cover appearances
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The world class facilities at UCLA include Historic Pauley Pavilion; the Rose Bowl (SI's #1 venue of all college sites); Los Angeles Tennis Center; Drake Stadium; Jackie Robinson Stadium; Easton Stadium; Spieker Aquatic Center; Ballona Creek Boathouse, Sunset Canyon Recreation Center; numerous championship golf courses; on-campus golf practice facility; and Acosta Athletic Training Complex.
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ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SERVICES
The mission of the UCLA Academic & Student Services Office (AS2) and its S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program is to provide an interactive learning environment that emphasizes life-long learning habits, goal setting, teamwork, leadership and character. Centered on the idea of the self-sufficient, independent learner, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program features academic counseling, academic and student support services, and student-athlete development programs that support and motivate student-athletes to reach their full potential academically and personally. The AS2 team promotes a healthy balance between academics and athletics, and embraces UCLA's "True Bruin" philosophy setting forth the ethical standards of integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect. Our commitment is to assist student-athletes in their transition to the university, earn their UCLA degree, and develop their skills and confidence to be champions in life.
THE UCLA COMMUNITY
UCLA is located on the beautiful west side of Los Angeles and is surrounded by some of the world's most famous and affluent neighborhoods. Rated the #2 overall public university in 'Princeton Review' in on-campus housing options and dorm food, UCLA has averages of 334 sunshine days a year, a year-round temperature of 74 degrees F., and is located 5 miles from the beach. The surrounding cities of Bel Air, Malibu, Hollywood, Westwood, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood offer our students plenty of professional, shopping, and entertainment opportunities close to campus. Los Angeles is widely considered the entertainment capital of the world and is home to many professional sports teams and premier events.