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

Campus Dining: The dorm dining halls are said to be some of the best in southern California, but the on-campus cafeterias are abysmal if not an absolute embarrassment. The variety is very poor, the taste isn't much better than microwaveable food, and the vegetarian options don't really count as "options."

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Visually, UCLA is an architectural masterpiece. The classrooms inside the buildings aren't great and classroom technology seriously needs an upgrade, but most of campus is a sight to see with its many gardens and well-tended lawns. Facilities aren't bad and UCLA's library system is unparalleled.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I really don't know much about this, I live on-campus. But the nearby apartments seem nice, and are pretty close to the campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: UCLA got the short end of the stick when it comes to budgeting. There is money available, but it's not easy to get scholarships or fellowships. Sheer cost of living in LA and competitiveness can make it difficult for lower-income people.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most people here are fairly open and friendly and there is a wide variety of personalities. I've never had any issues with other people.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: UCLA is, obviously, in Los Angeles. The city is massive, has terrible traffic and is filled with homeless and impoverished people. However, it's also the home of Hollywood (the heart of the entertainment business), has amazing beaches and is filled with all sorts of unique, exciting things to do and see. So overall, not that bad of a place to live.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: LA has pretty much everything and great weather.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't normally follow athletics events.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are helpful and classes are great.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCLA degree is still valuable despite job market.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Nearby eateries aren't bad but not great either.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are constantly being renovated, so they are all nice, neat and new.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UCLA has a lot of diversity, and you can find all sorts of people wandering campus. There really isn't one clear way to define the students of the school.

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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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