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

Drug Safety: Haven't seen it but it's there.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A great variety of people.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been a few sexual assaults since the start of Fall Quarter 2013. It's a bit concerning, but it's expected when your campus is located in Los Angeles.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity. A clash of cultures, in a good way.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of food options off campus in walking distance.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Los Angeles weather is wonderful. It doesn't get too cold or too hot.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Depending on where you live, the drug scene can be pretty noticeable. However, it's not too bad.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Haven't gotten involved with it, but I've heard it's okay.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of people in my major, so there is plenty of help around. However, there are a lot of pre-requisites.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: UCLA can be difficult, but so far, it has been one of the best experiences of my life.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's lot to do in Westwood.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are laptops students can borrow for two hours. I have not done it, so I can't give a review on that. There are plenty of computer labs, one by the housing area, one on the way to classes, and in the libraries. Students also have some free printing, it's just about finding out where and how much. Network is okay, but the WiFi is not exactly in every corner of the campus. And the network can be slow at times.

4 College Freshman

Majors: UCLA has an abundance of majors which is one of the reasons I chose to go there. I am undeclared and exploring.

College Freshman

Majors: I'm undeclared but as soon as I find a major I want to pursue, I most definitely plan on having an internship because it would help me in my path to find a job/career.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Most of my financial aid is from FAFSA and Cal Grant. I only received two scholarship from my school, one for heath insurance and the other for submitting my FAFSA early.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm a college freshmen and I live on campus therefore I so not know much information about off campus housing. My apologies.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved campus housing because it's extremely convenient. It's very close to campus and it also includes a meal plan… And the dining halls are fantastic. You also meet a lot of people and there are a ton of activities that every building plans for the residents. The only downside is that is it very expensive.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of kids drink at parties, but drugs are not noticeable at all on campus, especially hard core drugs like cocaine and heroin. If people are trying to have fun, it usually just takes a few drinks and that's all. Peer pressure is also really never a problem.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood is great! There are a bunch of cute little places to eat at, and it's not too far from campus. Some of the places are a little expensive, but it's all amazing food, from a bunch of different countries too. There are also a much of vegetarian and vegan options.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love UCLA. It's a beautiful campus, and I've had so many opportunities. I've met amazing people and made connections that I will have for a lifetime. Westwood is super convenient and beautiful, and I know I made the right choice going there!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The guys aren't too attractive… mostly just average, but nice people! Everyone at UCLA is super athletic though, there are always a ton of people at the gym working out, so that's a great place to meet someone!

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There aren't any clubs in Westwood, but there are a few bars. They are full Thursday-Saturday… but they are too crowded and people talk to their own group. There isn't much mingling and it's not the most fun place to be.

5 College Junior

Facilities: UCLA has an absolutely beautiful campus. It's full of green, and perfect spots to study, outside or inside. People sit on the grass and read, or fall asleep, all the time. It's also located in Westwood, which has a million cute little places to eat, a movie theater, and several stores to shop at. I love UCLA!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love everything about UCLA. I've met some of the most amazing people here, and have had some of the most amazing experiences. Living in LA... it's extremely hard to find yourself bored. There's always something to do. And being surrounded by some of the most intelligent students in the country makes it a joy to learn.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: For both of my majors, the departments are very supportive and helpful. I love what I am learning, so I have no complaints about their programs.

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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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