Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2812 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: you can either go to a frat or to a party at an apartment if you know someone

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: a lot of diversity personality-wise, which makes sense because of the school's size

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: sometimes i feel like im in a sea of white people or asian people

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: a lot of the dorms have been renovated in the last few years

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: westwood is pretty bougie and there aren't too many options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: 5 dining halls and a few take out places. pretty good quality

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: apartments are just as expensive as the dorms are.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: fun parties but frats don't usually let in guys who aren't members

4 College Freshman

Athletics: school focuses a lot on athletics. athletes receive an incredible amount of special attention

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4 College Freshman

Academics: really nice department with great research opportunities and great professors

4 College Freshman

Academics: knowledgeable professors who are fun and extremely well qualified. they don't always give as much attention as they should to classes though bc they're doing research. hard to get classes, extremely competitive

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People do drugs. It's fine if you don't. No one treats you differently

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's a complete hassle to go through FAFSA and CSS with the UC system. Hardly anyone gets financial aid because UCs are so strapped on cash

4 College Sophomore

Computers: lots of knowledgable people on campus to help with computers

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's great and even cheaper than living on campus

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UCLA medical center is known everywhere - they have services available for anyone and everyone in need.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I started off as pre bus econ but now i am poli sci

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's tough getting classes but the professors are generally pretty great.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's there but you can also participate in other clubs - there's so much going on all the time that you don't feel pressure to drink if you don't want to.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's the #1 most applied to college in the world. The volume of applications UCLA gets from all over the world is crazy - it brings people from different backrounds.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: Did not apply for financial aid. Did not apply for financial aid. Did not apply for financial aid.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: What more can I say, welcome to LA

2 College Sophomore

Parking: What more can I say, welcome to LA

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Housing is not the best - some have "suites" which are the most expensive on campus - but have 6 girls to a suite. The suite has a toilet, shower, living room, and 2 TINY bedrooms without AC.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Overall healthy devoted well rounded students who are driven to be successful.

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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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