Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2993 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Coming from a middle class party, I don't get much aid from the school.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Both Westwood and Los Angeles are full of entertainment, great restaurants, and great attractions.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The huge population of students at UCLA is very diverse in ethnicity and backgrounds, as well as in opinions.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: there is so much to do

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: UCLA offers several grants and scholarships that you can take advantage of by filing the FAFSA on time and filling out the necessary verification forms for CalGrants and such.

12 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Transportation: Getting around UCLA is easy because most places of interest are within walking distance.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: There are many research opportunities here. UCLA being a research institution comes with many positives as well as negatives, a main positive being exposure to cutting-edge research and findings.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The undergraduate experience is totally different from the graduate experience. In my time as an undergrad, I felt like a number where I had to find my own niche or social group. In graduate school, there was a sense of strong community established nearly instantly among my peers/cohort.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: UCLA students are involved in the sports culture especially when it comes to basketball and football.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a good amount of diversity when it comes to ethnic/racial categories. There is a growing acceptance of different sexual orientations an religious traditions.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Not much accountability when it comes to academic matters. Students at UCLA are expected to have the freedom of and bear the responsibilities of adults so handle your business.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a night van that takes students around Westwood, not only to your home or dorm but also to Ralphs for grocery shopping

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is what each individual makes of it. You have choices to interact with others on your dorm floor or building.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Majors: I've never had an internship at UCLA.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: The teaching education program at UCLA is the BEST! There is so much support and a great network of peers. The instructors of my classes engage myself and my peers in experiences that we can transfer to our own classrooms.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: I didn't qualify from most. I am not an essay writer which is required for most. I am not the type of minority students that gets anything. My parents are middle class, so they make too much money for any grants. I didn't want to take out any loans. I am using the GP grant (Generous Parents).

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's not that strict. Uni-police aren't looking for trouble. If you are caught doing something wrong, of course there as consequences.

3 College Junior

Academics: Some of the science professors do not speak English well. Some are lazy and don't care if you are not doing well. The quarter system is not the best way to learn a foreign language. It is just too fast.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Surrounded by lovely homes and Lux aprts. South of campus has movies theaters, trendy shops and good dinning.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are some really old dorms next to brand new campus apts. How much do you want to pay? UC kind of rip off the students with the cost of housing.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Frats are run down. Soro. houses are look better kept.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Rise in rapes on campus. Both genders need to use some common sense when out late at night.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: Lots of places to go out and eat.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sometime facilities are reserved for Teams and not available to the rest of us.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Depends if you live in a Frat, apt, or Co-op.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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