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$35,575 ($12,697)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They are strict on academic honesty but in regards to other topics, it really depends on the administrator that is watching over you directly.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Students show strong school support especially around our football and basketball teams. Athletics are important at our school and we have a nice gym for non-athletes to work out too.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a wide range of restaurants that fit any budget and diet. Off campus dining can range from a $2 burger to $20 steak all within walking distance depending on where you go and there are definitely a lot of dining hot spots that are affordable and convenient.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: It is very easy and there is a scholarship center to help you apply for campus scholarships if you look into it.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The Westwood area is very safe but at the same time is booming with college life. Also public transportation is easy and the greater Los Angeles area has so much to offer that one is never bored.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in the campus dorms my first two years and enjoyed it. The dining is excellent and the rooms can range from average (older classic residential halls) to very nice (newer deluxe halls). The housing itself is very expensive given the area but housing process (signing up, moving in, having support once you're moved in such as maintenance inquiries) is very easy and convenient. Social life is also great and the RAs do a good job of bringing the hall together while overall housing staff hold lots of fun events in the dorms throughout the year.

3 College Senior

Majors: I'm a transfer, so there was no real difficulties.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Why are smoothies a swipe when buffet style dinners are the same?

4 College Senior

Facilities: UCLA is one of the best universities overall!

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: No one I know has been abused on campus to my knowledge.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The Deluxe options were great!

3 College Senior

Nightlife: You can find better parties with your friends.

4 College Senior

Majors: Good leeway to pursue many interests.

College Senior

Majors: I haven't taken an internship yet.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Loans are always adding up.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: WV is a college town, but LA is a ride away.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Could have more cultural options for less...

4 College Senior

Athletics: You can't avoid all the school spirit.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Late night is awesome with options like in n out and fat sals open til 3 am

2 College Junior

Scholarships: This is a UC school, so we're broke, even if you do have financial need they won't give you enough. Federal is great but in terms of scholarships they are stingy as hell unless you are in sports

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Very expensive! But it is worth it to make amazing friends and it is so so so convenient.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks don't really get in the way of anything, and there are enough non greeks that you can find any kind of party (usually better parties) outside of greek life

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Honestly a lot of the lessors take advantage of students since they don't know much about renting apartments. But since the prices of UCLA housing are so expensive its still worth it to try and find some reasonable off campus housing

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Westwood gets small very very fast, and the fact that there isn't good transportation limits your options hugely if you don't have a car

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The parties don't get too crazy but there are always many little parties to hit up since everyone lives in basically a 10 block radius. Once you get over the lame frat parties and get into the normal people ones it gets a lot more chill. Weed is very prevalent

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Suzy Strutner
Hometown
Newport Beach, Calif.
Major
Communication Studies
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Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles and on the list of America's top colleges, UCLA is a school for those who want to have a blast while focusing on schoolwork. Although course registration is a battle, classes are crowded, and the registrar is impersonal, students praise the wisdom of their professors and feel that a UCLA degree will open major doors in the job market. The quarter system moves fast and tests tend to sneak up stealthily, but this allows for more experimentation when choosing courses and far less boredom. With more than 100 majors to choose from, the campus is bustling with students of all ideologies, races, and academic interests, making rousing discussions an everyday experience.

One of the nation's few top-notch universities that isn't private, UCLA is a place for those who want to learn more than a textbook contains. There’s pressure to shine socially and academically among the approximately 25,000 high-achieving Bruin undergrads, but there are plenty of campus organizations that give students a go-to friend group in the midst of the giant student body. However, it's up to the students to scout out and take advantage of all opportunities because nothing is handed to UCLA students—they must learn to navigate around red tape, persist through budget cuts, find parking and housing in Westwood's winding streets, and steer toward success. And how do they celebrate their successes? Parties! Whether through the semi-dominant Greek system or at a laid-back dorm gathering, UCLA students know how to put the books aside for a night. Overall, Bruins play nearly as hard as they work, making UCLA one of the most well-rounded schools imaginable.

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