The University of California, Los Angeles
) is a public research university in Los Angeles. UCLA traces its early origins back to 1882 as the southern branch of the California State Normal School. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest of the 10-campus University of California system and oldest of the campuses in Southern California. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,500 undergraduate and 12,800 graduate students and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university.