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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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

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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.

4 College Sophomore

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

3 College Sophomore

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

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

5 College Sophomore

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

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.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's tough finding classes - but UCLA has a huge pedigree and overall the students are happy to be there - it's just a great atmosphere to be around.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls are awesome friends - they are involved and interested in so many things and are over all just really well rounded and great to learn and grow from.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Truly the best. I actually miss the dining when I come home!

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I practically live at John Wooden Center - they have amazing classes and are open late so if you need to destress after studying it is an option.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big. The housing is spectacular. They filmed many movies at these houses.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: shuttles to and from the airport

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I wouldn't know too much about Greek letter organizations. They throw loud parties. One of them has a house right across the street from the dorms.


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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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