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$35,575 ($12,697)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I try not to be alone most of the time but when I am it is pretty scary how few campus officers or emergency phones there are anywhere.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: When you have wifi the connection is insanely fast, but there are many dead zones on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: With Fat Sals open until 3:30 am and In N Out open till 1:30 you always have somewhere to go. Not to mention all the other awesome shops open during the day.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: All the internships I have done have been amazing but they are also insanely competitive.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Care Extenders, the program I am most involved with has been an amazing experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something to do, with concerts and film screenings in the very nearby westwood.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: UCLA has been coming up in pretty much every sport, especially football and basketball.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Westwood is pricey in general but the apartments are nice.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: UCLA has the best "college town" known as Westwood.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is an incredible amount of diversity at UCLA.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments available off-campus; however, because UCLA is in such an affluent area they are very expensive for the quality provided.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The majority of what you need is in walking distance from the campus, but it is always fun to go and explore the greater LA area. Heading to the Santa Monica beach is a favorite among college students, and the Big Blue Bus is a convenient and cost effective way to get there. As a student, you can ride the bus for only $.50 each way. While the bus system is good, there are a lot of fun things to do--such as hiking in Malibu and attending events in downtown LA--in LA that you cannot easily get to by bus. Uber is a convenient and much less expensive alternative to a taxi; however, it is nice to have a car in these situations.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Los Angeles is an excellent city with a wide array of activities to choose from. Westwood, the city surrounding UCLA, offers everything a college student needs--groceries, shopping, restaurants, theaters, museums--and is walking distance from campus.

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3 College Student

Transportation: Students who take public transportation can take the DASH. There is a stop nearby the school.

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3 College Student

Weather: I spend most of my time indoors.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Security is available during the whole day. There are also random visits from the police and the police dog to check for drugs.

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2 College Student

Nightlife: Everyone goes home because it gets really dark. Most students believe it is haunted.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is convenient, but it can take half a day's worth of travel. The cost can be expensive as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Academic integrity is strictly enforced at UCLA. However, when visiting the dorms, anyone can come and go as they please, within limits.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a major part of UCLA. Almost everyone you see walking down Bruin Walk has letters. However, once your friend goes Greek, most likely they won't see you for a while because they are too busy hanging out with their bros/sisters.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to explore in LA. This includes the infamous LACMA lamps, Getty Museum, and Hollywood. There are a variety of places to enjoy, whether it be cultural or social.

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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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