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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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Clarivate’s Web of Science has named nearly 40 UCLA faculty in its newly released 2020 Highly Cited Researchers, including nine from the School of Engineering.
UCLA engineers and scientists have demonstrated that treatments with near-room-temperature, cold atmospheric plasma can kill the coronavirus present on a variety of surfaces in as little as 30 seconds.
UCLA scientists with colleagues at Duke University and other institutions have developed a wound-healing biomaterial that could reduce scar formation
Three UCLA Samueli graduate students have each received a fellowship from U.K.-based DeepMind, a leading global artificial intelligence company.
Looking back at his academic journey, Chukwuebuka “Buka” Nweke says he tried to maximize each opportunity, even when the conditions weren’t ideal.
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have made major design-improvements to a thin, flexible device that could cool flexible electronics by as many as 16 degrees Fahrenheit.