Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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College Senior

Greek Life: not involved in greek life

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Diversity: a little bit of everything!

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Transportation: transportation needs to be better here

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: not too great or bad

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of places in westwood

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: Academics can be challenging; they expect a lot from us. However, classes are usually interesting and professors are usually pretty good. There are a goo number of fellowships and professional organizations as well.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: LA has tons to do, good food (not as great as the bay area, great weather, lots of museums and shopping. The only bad thing is that LA traffic combined with sub-par public transport can make getting around pretty tricky.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Weather: It's sunny pretty much all of the time, but it can get quite cold at night.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: great and swift, but be prepared to pay for it

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: lots of eye candy keeps my friends and I happy

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: i met so many international people from all over

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: frat parties have terrible drinks and boring people. apartment parties can be good

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: you can avoid things if you really want to

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: so much good food, too much almost!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: get written up for stupid things

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Westwood can get pretty small once you've been at UCLA for a while and the metro system is horrible enough that you'd have to get a car if you wanted to go anywhere else.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's cheaper than the dorms and you get a lot more freedom, but then again you have to cook for yourself.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of UCLA in general but if you aren't part of it, it isn't a big deal, and is pretty easy to even forget it exists.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Its really easy to start a new campus group here because since all the div 1 athletes are recruited the rest of the ucla population needs teams to be a part of.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Honestly shouldn't be too much of a problem to stay out of trouble even if you like to live a little. Campus police is here to keep you safe and don't take themselves too seriously to realize everyone just wants to have fun

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most things are a walkable distance but if it weren't that way it would be terrible.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Weather: Sunny southern california? what else is there to say

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I try not to be alone most of the time but when I am it is pretty scary how few campus officers or emergency phones there are anywhere.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: When you have wifi the connection is insanely fast, but there are many dead zones on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: With Fat Sals open until 3:30 am and In N Out open till 1:30 you always have somewhere to go. Not to mention all the other awesome shops open during the day.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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