Los Angeles, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
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Reviews 2993 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The on-campus food is outstanding! There are a variety of options available, which will accommodate student's preferences.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I would like to have an internship, so that I may have more experience in what I plan to pursue.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Grades and test scores are important, but they are not the only thing that matters. Doing community service and being involved is greatly valued!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a great variety of places to eat that one can choose from.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Though I do not partake in it, I have heard that the night life at UCLA is quite popular.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a large number of courses and majors that are available. As with any other school, you will always come across professors and classes you enjoy and some that you do not enjoy. In my experience, there has always been many sources of help that are available.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center and services are very resourceful and helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus has amazing dining places, and it is also very convenient. You can quickly walk over to your classes.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Because the school is located in Los Angeles, there is, once again, always something to do. There are attractions available for people of different tastes and hobbies.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have heard that off-campus housing is less expensive, and it is still close to campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The pathways are always lit, and the campus is always surrounded by people. There are even emergency posts and security that can escort you.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is diversity on campus, but in regards to race, it is not as abundant.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is always something to do at UCLA. From sports events to world premieres in Westwood, there is no such thing as a boring day.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It's an interesting subject. There are a lot of internship opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The prices aren't too bad, and its pretty convenient.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I come from a middle class family that just reaches the cut off to receive aid. I'm not receiving aid, and it bothers me how if you work less and make less money, you get more aid.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some professors show interest, others don't. Class sizes can be very big, but discussions narrow it down to about 20.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many job fairs, but it can be hard to actually get the job.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Great parties. Just walk in to one and you feel welcome. The guys are social and love to meet new girls.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's pretty good food and there are varieties. I never got a student discount. 800 degrees pizza is absolutely amazing though!! Diddy Riese is good too!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is extremely safe, even when walking late at night. If you don't want to walk alone, you can call the escort service to come take you wherever you want.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics is a huge deal. There is a lot of school spirit, which makes it fun. We are also rivals with USC, which makes our school sprit even greater because of a common enemy. Our teams have some of the most athletic students.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is extremely diverse in every aspect. The school is not as overwhelmingly Asian as people expect. I was surprised to see more diverse students than Asians.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There are many rules in place, but more often than not students are smart enough to not get caught anyway.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are incidents of burglary and sexual assault every now and then, but they're by no means regular events.

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Suzy Strutner
Newport Beach, Calif.
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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