UCLA is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California, one of the largest and most renowned systems of higher education in the world. As the number one public university in the United States (U.S. News & World Report 2021), UCLA has a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service. UCLA is a model for public institutions of higher education. Gene Block became the chancellor of UCLA on August 1, 2007.
UCLA offers a comprehensive curriculum in the arts, social sciences, humanities, physical sciences and life sciences. In addition to the College of Letters and Science, there are thirteen professional schools on campus. Undergraduate degrees may be earned in over 125 majors. The university offers more than 130 graduate degree programs.
Overseas exchange programs and high-caliber international research programs have established the university as a leader in international studies. The UCLA International Institute comprises 27 world-class research centers and eight interdisciplinary degree programs focusing on major world regions and global issues.