Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 3056 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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College Sophomore

Academics: I have not declared a major yet

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Courses are challenging and require work but they are manageable. Registration is fair and getting into classes is not too difficult.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: So many different options and everything tastes excellent! Hours are good, except I wish brunch can begin at 8:30 on the weekends instead of 9:30.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There could be more diversity in terms of more African Americans, but there is definitely a good mix of Asians, Mexican Americans, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are top tier...UCLA has the most number of NCAA championships.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are plenty of networking opportunities

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love the school and everything it has to offer. The location is perfect and the people are amazing. I wouldn't change my decision on UCLA for anything.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've only lived in the dorms and next year I'm living in the sorority house.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness hasn't been something I've payed attention to

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In my first year I haven't heard about a lot of campus violence, but there has been a few sexual assaults. There has been reports of robberies and a peeping Tom in the North Village.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is truly amazing! The Greeks are highly involved in the community and their respective philanthropies. The sorority and fraternity members are some of the most accomplished and inspiring people that I know.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is amazing. There are so many different places to go to and all of the places I've been are amazing. Sepi's, Diddy Reese, 800 Degrees, Chipotle.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The life science program is challenging but rewarding. The chemistry series is hard, but doable. The majority of the professors are easily accessible and willing to help.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not declared a major yet.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid was okay. Definitely not as much as I thought I would receive, especially this upcoming year since I will not be living on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't always feel safe on campus because I've been harassed by an older man who had attacked other girls like me. He followed me until I was blocked off and told me to do uncomfortable things. After I reported it the police hours after crying, he was merely kicked off campus with a warning not to come back. I was very displeased with the university not putting him in jail. Many girls stories of being touched and harassed by this man circulated as my friend, who too was harassed by this man the night before, posted it on Facebook. One girl before me reported it, but still, the man was never arrested. The reason by the cops was the simple fact that us, the victims, did not scream or yell no.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I do not find safety in the local atmosphere. There have been times where I've been harassed and felt in danger. There's not much to do in the little shopping area by UCLA, but the bus transportation can take you to amazing places in LA. The locals are generally nice towards UCLA students and will often try to chat with them. Sometimes it is unwanted.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I mainly go the cafes because it's convenient and sometimes less crowded. The downside is that it's less food for the meal plan or food you could get at the dining halls. The downside to the dining halls is that it can be over crowded and take hours before leaving the dining halls satisfied. The food is good, but can be too greasy.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a student with a disability and although I feel embarrassed about it, I do enjoy it because of the help and perks I receive as being apart of the program. I receive notes from other students in my classes if I need it, priority enrollment, and special accommodations for test taking.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but I do want one for the experience and valuable lessons that are sure to come from it. My only concern are the requirements, if any, that are needed for the internship. I hold a job at Royce as an usher and have done jobs for an non profit Christian organization such as house cleaning, kitchen work, and waitressing.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I've never been to a party at UCLA.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wouldn't know. Although I've received emails about employer recruiters I have not participated.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There have been a few classes I really valued taking. Psychobiology with Professor Wong and Gender 10 Studies with Professor Williams have been life changing. Although there has been a lot of work with each class, the information sticks and alters your worldview of people and their bodies.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The varsity sports are highly valued at UCLA. I hear little of intramural sports, but seen them practice every now and then while going back to the hill or class.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food's okay off campus. The two places I'd say have the best food are chain restaurants. My opinion shouldn't be counted just because I haven't really tried all the places off campus. None of them really appealed to me.

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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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