BLUEPRINT | UCLA
WHY BLUEPRINT AT UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 -12
Los Angeles is one of the most progressive, diverse cities in the world, and that bold spirit is alive and well on the UCLA campus. Extensive resources enable faculty and students to pursue research, special projects and social issues that impact the community and beyond. Of course, graceful palm trees, sunny skies and sandy beaches make UCLA a favorite destination for students across the country.
The university’s can-do attitude is a driving force behind many impressive achievements, including a vast array of Nobel Prizes, Rhodes Scholarships, NCAA titles and Olympic medals. UCLA’s tradition of dedication and discovery has earned the university consistent recognition among national and international rankings.
2017 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: July 2 to July 8|
|2-Week Program Dates: July 2 to July 15|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ UCLA – PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at their pre-college summer program! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee! We do suggest a little “walk around” money if students want to pick up snacks and things like that, but unless you want us to meet your student at the airport or your course has a small lab fee to cover materials, your program tuition covers absolutely everything! Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
UCLA PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at UCLA is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is sold out. To reserve your space, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
UCLA’s designated airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Students traveling to the program by plane may request Blueprint’s Pick-Up/Drop-Off service during the online registration process for an additional fee.
Blueprint Summer Programs at UCLA offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our Core Four – Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Forensic Science – are available at all program schools. We also offer six Career Courses that vary by location. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2017 Blueprint Courses at UCLA
- Careers In Architecture
A career in architecture is truly the best of both worlds in one career! Are you an artist? You can showcase those skills as an architect. But do you also have a strong interest in science? That’s great! Science skills are also essential for architects. With a pre-college summer program in architecture, you learn more than just how to inhabit our world – you learn how to build it. Read more…
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world. Read more…
- Computer Science
PC gamers and gurus already know: our tech-driven economy (and entertainment, and environment) has given rise to entirely new opportunities in computer science. Forget endless hours of keying code. You’ll explore a little of everything! Software engineering. App development. Information technology. Web design. And so much more! Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
The UCLA campus takes full advantage of California’s natural beauty, with blue skies, sparkling water and plenty of sun. You might never want to go indoors! When you do, though, you’ll enjoy modern amenities, recreation options and state-of-the art facilities throughout the campus.
- Where You’ll Live | Sproul Hall
Over 94% of UCLA freshmen live on campus, and for good reason! The traditional residence halls – high rise buildings featuring double and triple rooms with community bathrooms – are just a short walk away from classes and campus amenities. UCLA features a variety of dining, entertainment and recreation options, such as on-site museums and art galleries.
- UCLA’s Beautiful Campus
The campus grounds at UCLA are an attraction all their own. You’ll find perfect spots for hanging out among the scenic terraces, cafés, palm trees and pathways. UCLA also features expansive lawns and inspired architecture. Recreation areas and athletic fields dot the campus, with options including museums, indoor soccer, kayaking, badminton, a rock wall, sand volleyball, swimming, tennis and more.
- A Perfect Location | Los Angeles
Bordered by iconic neighborhoods – Bel Air, Brentwood, Beverly Hills – UCLA is surrounded by legendary locations. It’s a sightseer’s dream! Students can experience the scenic beauty of California alongside the fame and fortune of Hollywood. Love ocean adventures? The UCLA Marina Aquatic Center, the university’s premier waterfront recreation center, is located in nearby Marina del Rey. There you’ll find equipment rentals, fire pits and gorgeous sunset views.
- Top-Notch Facilities
The UCLA campus is a hub of diversity, culture and innovation, with facilities that connect students to the world around them. Check out dancers, singers, poets and performers at university venues such as the Freud Playhouse, the Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, Schoenberg Hall and Royce Hall. UCLA is also home to 10 world-class libraries, including the newly renovated Charles E. Young Research Library. Then stop by Covel Commons for a wood-fired pizza or grab an after-hours bite at De Neve Late Night.
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers, resident advisers. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they’re away from home. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
Check out our super-fun and caring UCLA staff below, including a few Blueprint All-Star Alums!
Blueprint Program Director
Blueprint Creative Writing
Blueprint Program Director
Blueprint Resident Advisor
Blueprint Resident Advisor
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
It’s Instragram paradise! We’ll check out legendary coasters and spectacular thrill rides during the first week. Then we’re off to dodge the paparazzi and experience some of L.A.’s must-see attractions and beaches the next week. We love California!
- Optional Sunday Trip | Six Flags Magic Mountain
Calling all thrill seekers! This is no ordinary theme park visit. Six Flags Magic Mountain is packed with some of the biggest, baddest, beastliest coasters in the country. You can kick it old school on Colossus, a classic dual-track wooden coaster, or brave the futuristic Tatsu – the world’s tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster. We’ll also get to check out Full Throttle, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster, new for 2014!
- Road Trip Week 2 | Los Angeles
More info Coming soon!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at UCLA
- Sports and Gaming
Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Kickball, Yoga, Cross Country, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Wiffleball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Wii, PS3, Ping Pong, Backgammon, Chess.
- Signature Blueprint Events
Blueprint Olympics, Sumo Wrestling on the Quad, Stonehill American Idol, PS3 X-Games, Movies on the Big Screen, Blueprint Bocce, Stonehill Summer Luge, Blueprint Billiards.
- Explore Los Angeles
Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip, The Getty Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Venice Beach, Urban Art Murals, NoHo Arts District.
- Sports and Gaming
- Reputation For Excellence
More than 100 companies have been created based on technology that was developed at UCLA.
- Award Winning Faculty
UCLA’s celebrated team of educators includes 35+ MacArthur Fellows, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars and Pulitzer Prize Winners.
- Outstanding Majors
At UCLA, students can choose from 125 majors encompassing more than 5,000 courses in 109 academic departments.
A sample of currently offered majors includes:
Geology/Paleobiology, Ethnomusicology, Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Nursing, Film and Television, American Literature and Culture
- UCLA At A Glance
Year Opened: 1919
Enrollment: 27,199 undergraduate, 11,721 graduate; 55% women, 45% men
Sports: 22 men’s and women’s intercollegiate squads
Student Organizations: 800+
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.