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UCLA Awards & Honors
Founded in 1919 as the southern branch of the University of California, UCLA awarded its ﬁrst graduate degree fourteen years later to Helen Cecilia Benner. Since then, graduate studies at UCLA has blossomed into 121 degree programs—fertile ground for winners of everything from National Medals of Science to Pulitzer Prizes.
- 13 Nobel Laureates
- 10 Rhodes Scholars
- 12 MacArthur Fellows
- 10 National Medal of Science Winners
- 3 Pulitzer Prize Winners
- A Fields Medalist
- And hundreds of recipients of Guggenheim, Sloan and Fulbright-Hays fellowships and other leading grants and awards.
An affordable education—with over $1 billion in research funding
In addition to your department’s ﬁnancial support, incoming and continuing graduate students to ﬁnd funding for your research projects and your education.
- UCLA offers the most affordable graduate tuition across US News & World Report’s top 25 ranked National Universities of 2017: $16,818 /yr CA-resident.
- And the 4th least expensive graduate tuition for out-of-state students: $31,920 /yr non-resident.
- Among National Universities, UCLA received the highest score for economic diversity.
- $1 Billion in competitively awarded research grants and contracts in a single year.
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Soon after graduating from UCLA Samueli in 2014 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Matt Kurihara joined Tesla as an intern. Six years later, he’s a senior mechanical design engineer at the company’s Palo Alto office. We caught up with him and see how he’s doing.
Dr. Asad M Madni, a distinguished adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been elected as an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.).
From CO2 to Ethylene — UCLA and Caltech Researchers Discover Effective Pathway to Convert Greenhouse Gas into Valuable Products
A research team from Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene.
The UCLA Engineering experience extends beyond the classroom. Getting involved in organizations, whether they are engineering-affiliated or not, is one of the best ways to maximize your time at UCLA.
The first year at any four-year university is a time of great transition and adjustment, whether students are entering from high school or community college.