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UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, California, United States
For over a century, UCLA Extension has helped prepare people to live better lives through the power of education.

Distance Learning Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Social Sciences (1)



In 1917, University Extension is founded in Los Angeles, enrolling 1,684 students in 97 classes its first year. Two years later, UCLA is founded.

In 1929, University Extension enrollments in southern California total 19,238 with venues in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena, Pomona, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Monica and 10 other southern California communities.


As one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive continuing and professional studies providers, UCLA Extension gives you a wide range of options to advance in your career, switch careers, or achieve personal growth.


UCLA Extension Career Services helps advance your career, whether in the United States or internationally—now find your dream job.


Student services

Deciding to study in another country can be an exciting experience. It can also present challenges. UCLA Extension Student Support helps you every step of the way.

Housing services

International students typically live off campus, usually in privately owned residence halls, homestays, or furnished apartments.

Off-campus, non-UCLA housing is available year-round; students make reservations directly with housing providers. UCLA on-campus housing is available in summer only.

Library services

The UCLA Library, with more than seven million volumes, ranks among the top three university research libraries in North America. You can read books and magazines or study there without an ID card or a library card.

Student Life

Campus life

UCLA is located in Westwood Village, a vibrant, unique community in West Los Angeles. On a typical day, you can find college students, professionals, residents, and tourists wandering Westwoods’ collection of stores, restaurants, and theaters. The weekends attract Angelenos from across the city for dining or entertainment.

Westwood Village is conveniently located near other well-known Los Angeles neighborhoods including Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. 


The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Los Angeles, California, United States

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