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

Facilities: UCLA campus is so beautiful and amazing. The campus is aways very clean and well taken care of. Although the buildings are fairly old, the historic impression they leave you with make you feel like you are part of a continuing legacy. The social aspect is the typical college scene with your frat boys and parties. As a boy or a girl you wont be disappointed in the way people look because everyone is very good looking. As far as clubs UCLA has many clubs and organizations that you are bound to find one that is ideal for you. And in the strange event if that does happen you can go get a group of fellow bruins and make your very own!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UCLA are first division sports school and the student support that games and events receive is very big. Not only students but alumni show their bruin pride by going to games. Major sports at UCLA is obviously football and basketball. Some of our basketball players have older sibling in the NBA such as Gasol, who will probably joining the NBA himself soon or later. Overall sport events at UCLA are incredible and you definitely feel the bruin pride for your school as the immense crowd cheers for YOUR school. Its amazing!

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: lots of them but there are lots of people who want to use them

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a terminal right outside school making it very convenient to catch a bus, only $1, and the buses range to various locations.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities at UCLA are unique. The Wooden Center is a hot spot for athletic types, there are countless locations to study around campus from several libraries to relaxing green lawns. The school puts on fun activites throughout the year, such as the UCLA vs. USC bonfire or Dance Marathon.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: UCLA's location makes it a fun place to explore. Santa Monica beach, downtown LA, or Hollywood are not too far away and right outside school, in Westwood, their is a varirty of shops and restaurants to enjoy. Public transportation is conveniently located all around the school making it easy to plan trips. It is a very entertaining place to live in.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: I would say UCLA lacks in terms of ethnic/racial diversity. The school is widely known for having a large population of Asian students, which is true, but it needs to improve its range of diversity. There are, of course, other international students but it is evident that the majrity of the student population is comprised of Asian ethnicities. UCLA should strive to make the school a well rounded representation of various backgrounds.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are many places to study on campus. Ranging from libraries to study room, study places are available. The professors are amazing; I love my math and science teachers because they are always available to help! The workload is average; I would say it is not too overwhelming. During finals week it is overwhelming though, as all of your exams seem to stack up.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love heading down to Westwood and always discovering new stores and restaurants. From Victoria Secret to Diddy Riese, Los Angeles has it all. It is a very welcoming place for children, as the streets are filled with candy stores and different assortments of ice cream, and food. I personally love going to Ross to shop!

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: They have added beautiful buildings. Its quiet, even when students are roaming the campus. The disability program is outstanding. I will say that they need more experienced people to run the financial aid counter. They have young students there with. "it all depends.... On the tip of their tongue. Its almost like they were programmed to say it.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I see a lot of people from different cultures. There are quite a few international students in my major and a lot of the other students are from other national backgrounds and are fluent in their native language. A portion of my instructors are from other countries also. Everyone seems really tolerant, gets along well and socializes together after class.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't see a lot of drug use, probably because I am in health related graduate program. Alcohol is used pretty regularly.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a lot of Greeks at our school. Some of them are really nice and others are really stuck up, so it just depends. The frats are who mainly throw the parties at this school.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: everyone is pretty fit and the looks are a little bit above average.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants are great, but I wish there was more of a variety.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of being a Bruin. There are so many ways to get involved - even if you're not a professional athlete, you could play club sports or even intramural sports with friends. Also, sporting events are always a great time and school spirit is extremely high here. Football and basketball games are really fun.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although recently there have been a few incidents of theft/attacks in the area around campus, this location is pretty safe. I never feel unsafe on campus, whether it's in the middle of the day or if I'm walking back home from the library at 2am.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There's always somewhere to go/something to do on campus. Whether it's to study, to relax, to hangout with friends, or anything. The Wooden Center is the main gym, we have Sunset Rec by the dorms which contains pools, volleyball nets, an outdoor adventure course and just a lot of grassy area, we have tennis courts, a track and field stadium, a giant grassy field for other intramural sports, and various other areas to workout. Apart from that, you can find coffee shops and various areas to sit around and hangout just on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am a double major (Political Science and Sociology). The process was simple and basic. Pass require lower division classes and obtain proper GPA. For other majors it might be more difficult especially if the major or program you are looking for is impacted.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: UCLA is amazing because it has something for everyone. Theres a massive amounts of clubs and different organizations. If one does not fit your needs, then create it. Its really simple at UCLA.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I loved living at UCLA. I lived in the dorms all four years and have lived in a combination of plazas and residential halls. There are so many things to do living at UCLA, and it offers so many free programs it is hard to get bored. The rooms are smaller compared to other schools; but it makes it really easy to socialize or connect with people around you. The resources that are in the Dorms (on the hill) are amazing from a 24hour computer lab, to help with academics.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Moderate. Winter here means two weeks of rain. Other than that it is flip-flop weather all year around! There are a couple of spots on campus where water tends to pool, and the lush green grass becomes muddy detouring the usual route of cutting across the lawns.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: UCLA dining services is an award winning program, making living in the residence halls enjoyable. There are campus dining options all over campus including traditional dining halls, coffee shops, mini-markets plus chain restaurants like Taco Bell and Carl's Jr. located inside of Ackerman Union. My favorite spot: North Campus Student Center for HUGE breakfast burritos!

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: UCLA is one of the most highly applied to universities in the United States and for good reason. The campus is majestic, with brick buildings and walkways, hidden gardens in addition to an international reputation of academic excellence. Located in Westwood, California, UCLA is centrally located next to Hollywood, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There is something truly nostalgic about UCLA. The beautiful brick buildings, lush gardens, the tolling of the bells. There are several large libraries on campus, a bustling student resource building as well as a rather expansive store in the heart of campus.

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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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