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

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is in close proximity to the school, however being in Westwood, CA, the prices of apartments are extremely high.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus life at UCLA is extremely fun, and there is always something going on for the students. The academic programs are stellar, and the facilities are beautiful. The school offers a multitude of opportunities for students of every major including entrepreneurial opportunities, internships, and availability of jobs.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The athletic facilities that UCLA offer are adequate for the students' needs, but often very crowded. There are many libraries and study spots on campus available to the students that provide a good environment to learn in.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The cost of having a parking permit for the school is extremely high, and often there are no spots available.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students at UCLA are very diverse, but a majority of the students are very attractive, interested in social events and sports, and also very focused on their studies.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UCLA has the most national championships in the nation.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: If your middle income your getting screwed. If your poor and in state your probaly going to a world class college for nearlly nothing

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: There is wifi in all the dorms and most dorms have a computer and printing lab in the lobby area

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: they can be anal abput over night guests in your dorm and the RA's for the most part don't care

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Haven't had my bike stolen yet and I always feel safe on and around campus

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Nothing hard core. mostly just social drinking and smoking weed

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is amazing, but the cost of the food is too high especially with the limited meal plan I have.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive enough financial aid.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and Safety is great at UCLA

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: Students should bring their own printers and computers unless it is absolutely unavailable. The wireless network in the dorm can also be unreliable when students online gamers suck up the buildings' bandwidth.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: It's college. Almost everyone walks to class anyway, and parking on campus is not really an option or a concern for most students. However, it can be annoying to students with internships/jobs off-campus to find close and cheap parking.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't for everyone. UCLA seems to reward those involved with the biggest parties on campus, and it often can be difficult to find somewhere to go unless you have connections in a fraternity. However, non-Greek students can make up for this by joining student groups that hold regular gatherings, or by attending parties in off-campus apartments.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It is what you make of it.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing arrangements are fairly typical of college apartment life, except it comes at a premium because of its location. Apartments are hard to come by, and those that are available are often cramped and expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking is a huge part of being in clubs and student organizations. You can feel left out of the club if you don't drink

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are much cuter than the guys and pretty catty about fighting for them

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Really good food and getting better! Quite a few options!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Hard to find professors to work with and internships

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Very expensive but that was expected for LA

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty good, very few black students

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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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