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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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3 College Freshman

Computers: Wifi in my dorm room is spotty at best, My roommates and I constantly struggle with it, but wifi in some of our friends rooms seems to be impeccable. Anyways, on campus facilities are nice, plenty of computer labs and laptops for rent. Printing facilities are spaced our across campus well, with a couple places even offering free printing (up to a certain amount of pages). In recommend bringing your own laptop, and maybe even a printer, the desks extend to a pretty large size that can easily accommodate a small/ medium sized printer. I personally have a printer and it just makes printing required articles, or worksheets so much easier.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There IS good food in Westwood - 800 degrees pizza!! - and everything is priced pretty averagely. There's defiantly some good late night options, as long as you don't care about your figure, but if you're eating at 3 am in the morning, honestly you probably don't. Tons of variety as well, you want Chipotle, Indian food, Sushi, Five Guys, In n out, taco bell and many more to name a few brand names. But once you try the local spots, like Fat Sal's, Tommy's Taco, or 800 Degrees, you'll be hooked. there's also a couple nicer joints where you can have a sit down meal if you want.

P.S. Try Diddy Reese

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus - especially the hill - is really safe, access control after 9 pm every night might seem like a hassle to most people, but actually it keeps undesirables out of our "home." The RA are very nice and understanding ( at least on my floor) but will not hesitate to take the appropriate steps to ensure every residents safety. Basically its really safe here, because the school accepts the activities that are going to occur - underage drinking - and takes the appropriate steps to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Although I do have to take a lot of GE classes that are unrelated to my major, I still enjoy the life science program here. Most life science lower division students take the same core classes, which builds a community within us. Also, starting sophomore year, we are given research opportunities that are valuable to our future career as we can continue our research all throughout college.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am extremely happy with my program. I am learning so many things even just from my lower divisions, and I feel like our diverse classes will build a strong foundation for my future. I want to become a surgeon, however, I am afraid I will not be a strong applicant to medical school. I may do research instead, as it is an equally appealing option for me.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: In Westwood, there are plenty of things to do and plenty of places to go, as well as just on UCLA's campus. There are so many events and it seems like everyone is friendly.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: At UCLA, there are plenty of computer labs and printers available to students for very little or no cost. The speed is a little slow, but it is not too terrible.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The majority of Greek life is about throwing parties and not about their charity work. Although they do their charity work like they're supposed to, it seems like a lot of people join for other purposes.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: like any big school drinking and drugs are present

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: i see them all the time they look pretty spirited

3 College Junior

Computers: i bring my own lap top the internet is sometimes slow but usually not

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I transferred here so I'm not really in the know about this.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Nice weather, fairly safe streets, don't recommend to walk by yourself at night

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know about it

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many variety of choices including Asian, Mediterranean, middle eastern, vegitarian

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Fine as long as you're smart about it.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Depends on your RA, where you are.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are always people on campus, even at 2 am.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: City bus system is slow but reliable.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you're not interested in the frat parties then it's not super poppin'. Because there are non students living in the off campus housing buildings as well, they are kind of strict about throwing parties. And there aren't many clubs/bars in Westwood

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I'm from NYC so any transportation compared to that isn't going to be too great. But it's still decent and fairly easy to get around the area.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: No real complaints, overall it seems like the normal college experience. Not too strict but not too lenient either

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: No worries at all during the day time, but some areas at night can be a little sketch and there definitely aren't many police on campus to keep an eye out on dangerous activity

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: No complaints really…everything is in walking distance to each other. Definitely no need to worry about gaining the freshman 15!

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Because we are a research institution, we are constantly contributing to the development of the field. I do think being at such a huge university takes away the personal relationships with instructors that can be gained at smaller schools, but it also gives you the opportunity to meet a bunch of new people all the time

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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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