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Seal of the University

The University of San Andreas, Los Santos (ULSA) is a university located on Richman Street in Richman, Los Santos. ULSA is based off of the real life University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and appears in Grand Theft Auto V.


The university was established in 1919 and consists of a small campus set in northern Los Santos and an annex located in Morningwood. There are two unnamed buildings at the campus' main entrance which are likely either classrooms or administrative offices. Stylistically, one of these buildings is based on UCLA's Powell Library. There is a Training Center next to another unnamed building that is architecturally similar to UCLA's basketball arena, Pauley Pavilion, and finally, a track-and-field complex based on UCLA's Drake Stadium.

During the day time, a bell can be heard marking the start and end of class times and students as well as staff members can be seen walking around the campus. Security Guards can also be seen patrolling the campus or assigned designated areas to ensure the safety of the staff and students.



  • ULSA was first mentioned in the GTA IV series in a rant by talk-show host John Smith of the show "Conspire" on the WKTT station. Smith claims that Nazi scientists developing population control techniques ended up at the University of San Andreas, Los Santos after the Second World War. The program is heard in the DLCs (TBoGT and TLAD).
  • The logo resembles the Turtle Beach logo.
  • In the Beta version of GTA V, the building was originally Los Santos Elementary. It was however unknown if it was a last minute change or only used for the San Andreas Election Campaign video.

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