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

Diversity: UCLA is very diverse. There are a lot of students who come from different backgrounds, although most are White. Everyone does seem to respect each other, for the most part.

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: Wireless access is found almost everywhere! There are also a lot of places from which you can borrow a laptop. There are also computer labs, and free printing in some places! i.e SAC and LGBT Center, etc. There is a limit on renting out the laptops so the wait is never too long!

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most of the drug scene (if any) takes part at parties, which I do not really attend. I have never experienced peer pressure from other students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are students from different backgrounds whom which I learn a lot from. There is a lot of reading but it's interesting and doable. There are also a lot of internship opportunities, as well as scholarship opportunities.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: For me, my experience was very smoothly. I think only once did I have to contact the financial aid office multiple times regarding my financial aid, but that was not necessarily their problem, it was something else.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit regarding all of the athletics at school. There is always a pretty great turnout in games and championships! Bruins are always supporting each other!

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus so I have not knowledge to review housing.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I love that escorts are offered at night! I needed one one night and I definitely felt safe! There is also Bruin Alerts where students receive text messages in case there was a robbery, or another emergency. This helps the students stay aware of what is going on and can help them keep them safe.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are so many ways to travel in and around campus. I use the campus shuttle and public transportation a lot! Finding parking is a hassle so it is great that there are many other methods of transportation.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: A lot of the strictness in my school is very understandable. It is definitely for the safety of everyone else and I think that if the campus was not so strict, policies would not be carried out.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants in Westwood that you will find something for whatever your taste buds desire.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports are a huge part of extracurricular activities but plenty of people are involved in club sports because there is a pretty active student body.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: It's good to bring your own printer or else you can plan on having to wake up early or go out late to get that final paper printed when there are plenty of other people trying to do the same thing.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Cops will only pull you over if you straight up cannot walk. Usually they ask you your information, don't punish you, and they really just want to make sure everyone gets home. No matter what age you are.

3 College Freshman

Majors: While the program is one of the hardest in the school, I believe it will help stand out in the life science/pre-med field.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not very convenient if we don't have any mode of transportation. Food price is a bit high and most don't offer discounts. The most popular option that is cheap and relatively close is In-n-out burgers.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The application process went pretty smooth. The only hassle was filling out an additional form giving an estimate on how much money I receive and use throughout the year.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: The pros are the various different kind of classes being offered. The cons are the excessive amount of people enrolled in one class and a heavy workload. The professors vary on how well they teach a topic.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The most prominent drug usage that is noticeable is alcohol. Most college students usually party and drink during the weekends. At times, situations get very out of hand and ambulances are called. The other drug that is noticeable is marijuana. Although, this drug is mostly just leaves a strong stench rather than visibly being seen in use.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Alcohol and drug usage is not allowed in the dorms and are very strict about it. All others are average strictness except for noise violation. Noise violations are usually just a warning unless it gets out of hand.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The pros of living on campus are being around a social atmosphere, close to dining halls and having amenities such as internet, and utilities covered. The cons are that (depending on the room type you choose) many rooms are very limited in terms of space. Also, it can be a little too loud at times and the cost is very expensive.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are students from all over the world attending UCLA. Many different ethnic backgrounds, religion, political beliefs, and sexual orientation are different but most are accepted.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is very nice but sometimes the heat can be a little overbearing.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports team are very popular and the school has a lot of team spirit. Many celebrities even pop in every once in a while to watch the game.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I've only been to a computer lab once, and I haven't gone to any place for printing, because my roommate has a printer. There are places on campus where you can print for cheap or even free, but it's much more convenient to have a printer in your room for last-minute assignments. The wifi isn't great in the dorm rooms, so bring an ethernet cord so that your internet won't keep crashing.

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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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