UCLA Extension

Living in Los Angeles


About Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621. It has a land area of 469 square miles and is located in Southern California.

The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 13 million and over 18 million people in Combined statistical area respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in the United States. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, while the entire Los Angeles area itself has been recognized as the most diverse of the nation’s largest cities.

Nicknamed the City of Angels,  Los Angeles is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research


Los Angeles Metro: The Los Angeles public transportation subway and bus system.

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus: Serves the Santa Monica area west of UCLA.

Culver City Bus: Serves the Culver City area south of UCLA.

BruinBus: Free shuttle bus service around the UCLA campus.


Hollywood & Highland Center: This shopping/media complex in the heart of Hollywood (Hollywood and Highland) is home to the Kodak Theater, Graumann’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and world-class dining and shopping.

Camarillo Premium Outlets: About an hour’s drive west of Los Angeles is a popular complex of 120 outlet stores, from Banana Republic and Calvin Klein to Nike and Polo.

Westfield Century City Mall: Discover the finest open-air shopping destination in Los Angeles at Westfield Century City, where luxury is the star attraction. 20 minutes from UCLA.

Third Street Promenade: The world-famous Third Street Promenade is known for its weekly farmers’ markets, fabulous dining, terrific shopping, and engaging street performers. 20 minutes west of UCLA.

UCLA Happenings

UCLA is organizing numerous event such as Conferences, Exhibitions, Films, Performances, or Workshop. Feel free to visit UCLA Happenings to know when and where things are happening.