With over 72,000 applicants for Fall 2012, UCLA is the most applied to University in the country. Total enrollment just tops 41,000 offering 125 different majors. US News and World Report ranked UCLA 13th in their 2013 top universities in the nation and for good reason. UCLA has many renowned programs that have produced 12 Nobel Prize winners, 108 NCAA National Championships, 250 Olympic Medalists, 250 “Best Doctors in America” and 20 Academy Award Winners just to name a few.
UCLA has a rich tradition in sports, producing over 100 NCAA National Championships and 110 professional athletes. Coach John Wooden created a basketball legacy at UCLA and holds the winningest record in the history of the sport. He won 10 National Championships, of which 7 were consecutive (1966-1973) and he also holds the longest NCAA consecutive win streak of 88 games that spanned four seasons. Other iconic athlete alumni include NFL Quarterback Troy Aikman, baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Tennis great Arthur Ashe and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
In addition, many medical breakthroughs have occurred at UCLA. The first ever open heart surgery in the western United States was performed at the UCLA Medical Center in 1956. The world’s first AIDS case was reported by UCLA physicians in 1981. UCLA Medical Center is ranked 1 of the Top 5 hospitals in the country. The University employs 31,000 employers and the medical system generates $1.3 Billion to the economy.
At some point during your college career you may need to find a self storage facility close to UCLA to store your dorm room belongings when you go home for summer break or leave for a semester abroad. Depending on what you need to store will determine what size unit you need. The most popular storage unit sizes are 5’x5′ and 5’x10′ which will hold your typical dorm room contents including desk, chair, twin bed, TV and some small boxes. There are many storage units near 90095 to choose from. Some things you may want to consider are whether you need climate control which may not be an important amenity in Los Angeles and price. For climate controlled units to be a consideration the temperature needs to get below freezing or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Most units rent for about $75-$150 per month based on the size. Make sure you also inquire about student discounts but read the fine print to make sure the monthly rate doesn’t increase after the introductory promotional rate ends.
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