Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 3005 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It can be difficult to find an apartment.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's conveniently located but extremely expensive.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Although there are a variety of off-campus dining options, the prices can be steep.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is relatively small so I get more personal attention.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors have done a good job at explaining the material in such a short span of time (10 weeks).

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from UCLA carries great value (it better for the price tag).

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College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I haven't had to deal with any restrictive school policies so I wouldn't know.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Generally, I do feel safe on campus as it's well-lit at night.

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College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not really a party student.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls and restaurants offer a variety of options and the food is absolutely amazing.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There's so much to do at UCLA in terms of student life.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although I am not on any sports teams, athletics are still a big part of the campus.

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.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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