Los Angeles, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
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Reviews 3005 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many locations to eat in Westwood.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone is really friendly and always willing to help those on campus. I felt very welcomed when I fist came here and I can truly say that I am learning what it means to be a true Bruin.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are plenty of scholarship opportunities and workshops.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Los Angeles does not have the greatest public transportation. You have to do your research but it isn't too difficult to get from point A to B. There are many discounts for UCLA students as well!

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Thursday nights is the main night for going out and partying.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It doesn't get any better than tanning in January.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The OCHC is pretty helpful. They really try to help make this a comfortable place to live.

5 College Freshman

Academics: UCLA is so popular for a reason. The classes are rigorous, the teachers are prestigious and the workload is tough, however this is the place employers like to see.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is where the nightlife is at. Rush is pretty intense and it really is kind of cliche here.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: It is pretty diverse. Primarily Asian (Korean and Chinese). Not too many African Americans. Everyone seems pretty accepting.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computer labs and printing facilities around campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I am a self-named foodie and the options here are endless! There is huge diversity in dining cuisines and they're all delicious. (Open late too!)

My personal favorites include:

-Native Foods

-Bella Pita

-Fat Sal's

-800 Degrees

-Diddy Riese

-Mr. Noodle

-Saffron and


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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am a first year on-campus resident so I am not sure how off-campus housing is.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Westwood Village is a fun little area that provides a great backdrop for after games. You can go get some Diddy Riese and catch a movie premiere. Celebrity sightings are pretty common here as we are in such a rich area.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are available for those who go out and look for them.

1 College Junior

Parking: Don't bring a car. Get a vespa.

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5 College Junior

Nightlife: Everything except the bar/club scene is amazing at UCLA. There are always fun parties going on somewhere almost every night of the week. If you want a good bar/club scene you really don't have to go far. Santa Monica and Venice are very close and there are plenty of fun bars and clubs to go to there.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: It is so awesome being a part of UCLA especially with athletics. Everyone comes out to support the teams and football and basketball games are insanely fun to go to. Everyone is super rowdy and just having a great time cheering on the Bruins.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being a history major is great. The professors are awesome and the workload really depends on the specific professors. Most professors give a challenge and I like that. It keeps you on your toes and makes you really earn your education.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Professors are like at any school, you'll get good ones and you'll get bad ones. But its good to know that UCLA professors are always cream of the crop, and no matter what they know what they are talking about. The workload is a little tough at UCLA because of the quarter system, but people are able to handle it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The best thing about campus housing is having a meal plan. The food at UCLA is amazing. I'm pretty sure it's world famous.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I haven't ever had to use it, but I've heard its great.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty much all about getting lucky. It's pretty much impossible to park on the street in Westwood, so if you can find an apartment with underground parking, you're set. There are a lot of new apartment buildings that are being built this year so there are going to be a lot more great options next year with underground parking. Its pretty tough to get an apartment in Westwood, you'll have to start looking for an apartment now if you're looking to stay off campus next year. Cost depends on a lot of factors, there are plenty of affordable apartments out there especially with the more roommates you get.

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5 College Junior

Weather: Its sunny and 70 degrees almost every day.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining in Westwood is pretty awesome. We have an In-N-Out so that tops the list. There are so many places to check out: Fat Sal's, Tommy's Taco, Gushi, Sepi's, Diddy Riese, BJ's, the list goes on.


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Suzy Strutner
Newport Beach, Calif.
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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