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Tuition (in-state)
$35,575 ($12,697)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 3104 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is often a nightmare. There are parking lots all over campus, but since it is considered a commuter school, there are many students who need parking which often leads to a lack of spaces.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are quite a few off-campus housing options, and most are fairly close to campus, but a car is most likely needed.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: Campus life is one of a diverse nature with incredible sprawling grounds and beautiful brick architecture. Being located in Southern California, the weather is always ideal and students are often enjoying the pleasurable climate by being active outside by participating in intramural sports, viewing on-campus outdoor concerts and congregating out in the fresh air.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere at UCLA is amazing. Everything from dining to education to night time activities (bars) is within walking distance to campus. Everything is wonderful about this campus and the surrounding area of Westwood, with Santa Monica beach just a few miles down.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining at UCLA is fantastic! There is something for everyone. Whether you want something that is cost-effective or you want to splurge on a nice fancy restaurant, you can find it within walking distance of the school. And the variety of food is also something that is to be grateful of because you can find all types of food for everyone, so there is never any conflict when dining in big groups.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: The computer labs at UCLA are always available and the wireless network is amazing. There are never any glitches and access to a computer is always available for people who need it and for people who either can't afford their own computer or don't want to carry around their laptops.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am a freshman and I got into a newly renovated dorm. It is clean and really nice. It is also the closest to campus. Housing for upperclassmen is also really nice and conveniently located.

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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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