A special insert in today's L.A. Times is the "Readers Choice 2011 Best of Southern California," which contains polling results from "well over 40,000" voters on many categories (e.g., best Russian restaurant, best museum, best chiropractor). In the Education section, the winning University was -- of course -- UCLA!
The write up notes that "UCLA is a shared public asset that benefits society..." It recognizes Westwood for "... educating students, powering the economy and improving overall quality of life." Further, we are "... the top arts and cultural education center in the western U.S...." And lest anyone be uninformed, we are identified as "... home to a storied and proud Bruin sports program that has brought home the most NCAA team championships in the history of collegiate sports."
Awfully impressive for a summary only two sentences long!
There was no Second Choice listed.