Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 3056 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The party scene is okay, there are plenty of frat parties during the weekend but nothing too wild. Most people drove to UCSB to party over the weekend.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is excellent. Westwood is full of restaurants that are within walking distance of campus and student discounts are always offered! It's a nice break from dining hall food.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty neat because there are a lot of apartments within the proximity of campus and plenty of parking lots for commuters. Plus, the school is also serviced very well by public transportation.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I personally love the student life on campus. I am an extremely active student and go out of my way to participate in every activity and sports events that i can. There is so many opportunities, activities, and programs to help get students involved and as long as students are open to them they too can love their student life on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: As an Acting major this is the best program to meet with profesionals and people from your felid.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my program it is great and wonderful. Im able to have hands on experience in my field as an Acting MFA major. I meet industry professionals and work with them on one who also become my mentor. This school has an excellent mentorship program. I wouldnt trade it for the world.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – It has its own campus police department and EMT responders, and they respond very quickly. They also have volunteer safety officers that will accompany you throughout campus if needed. It has a lot of services to prevent theft and other crime on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: For the most part it is a sunny at UCLA, then in the night it gets chilly. I really enjoy this weather considering I am from the LA area. However it is not the bad the dorms have AC the beaches are extremely close and people hang out in many of our grass areas here at UCLA.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife is alive at UCLA. You are in Los Angeles so you are never bored and there are plenty of places to go for fun. If you choose to stay on campus there are plenty of house parties and apartment parties. Off campus your options are endless.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms at UCLA are small but enough to accommodate you. The dorms are walking distance of dining halls and cafes. everyone is very social and there are always activities planned to keep you interested.

5 College Senior

Weather: Can't beat the Cali sunshine! Beach nearby and a great outdoor rec center for swimming and tanning! Can get a little hot walking to class. People freak out when it rains or is a bit chilly.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a great neighborhood for off campus living. Cost varies. The neighborhood is very safe.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is such a large student body at UCLA that it is easy to find a very diverse group of people. It is also easy to find people that are all like yourself. It is up to you to find the people you want to become friends with, and for the most part, everyone is fairly accepting of new friendships. There is the stereotype that there are a lot of Asian people, which is true, but there are also other races and if you find the right group, you will fit in. All different kinds of people apply and attend UCLA for many different reasons.

4 College Junior

Facilities: There is an extraordinary amount of things to do at UCLA, that the problems seems sometimes to choose which one! There are always events such as free movie showings, many times to movies that have yet to come out in theaters. Also, sporting events are a lot of fun since UCLA is a D1 school. Fraternities and sororities are popular, but if that is not your scene, it is very easy to have a social life nonetheless. Living in Los Angeles also gives you a world of other opportunities to see and do all kinds of different things.

5 College Junior

Facilities: UCLA is a magnificent campus, set in beautiful west Los Angeles. The buildings are designed like an east coast Ivy League school, but with the excellent weather of southern California. Brick buildings are next to luscious green lawns, with the only downside being a lot of steep hills and steps.

4 College Junior

Majors: The Parker Career Center provides a great coaching to prepare us for any internship position and subsequently any full time job we want.

3 College Junior

Computers: Eventhough we have good computer lab, most students brought their laptop to the campus and connect to WiFi.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The graduate family housing is nice and has a lot of facilities,but it's a bit far from the campus.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The sports facilities are awesome. We have wonderful training and workout facilities.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are great restaurants and bars in westwood area. The food trucks are also awesome. It's LA!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: So far the financial aid dept has been useful in providing any tips for me

5 College Sophomore

Majors: there are lots of different majors and minors to choose from.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: theres a variety of different eateries you could go to.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Some courses can be tough but many resources are available.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are lots of different places to eat at in Westwood. Hollywood and the rest of LA could be fun to.

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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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