Los Angeles, CA
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$35,570 ($12,692)
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Reviews 2993 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Internship I Would Like – I have not had any internships but one that I would like to find would be one related to the medical field where I can watch procedures.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus Life Is Fun – Campus Life is very fun because our RA's are really interested in getting everyone involved and have a fun social life while still being safe. Different activities are set up for us like game night or activities where the whole floor goes out.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Libraries Are Ok – The libraries are good because they have a lot of resources for students. However, it can be overwhelming because the book may be in a different library from the main one. Some librarians are very helpful and others do not help much. THe study rooms are in good condition and useful.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks Are Not Present – The greek life out there is not very dominant. I hardly see any movement from them so it would be difficult to be able to talk about them in any aspect.

4 College Senior

Academics: Study Options – There are various methods of studying on campus. THere are certain places where people can go and acquire help and it is interesting to know that there are other people who need help in the same topics as you do but one never realizes that until they seek the help.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Great Spirit, Football Lacking – In general there is great school spirit, however basketball and football has been lacking lately.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is a nightmare. I need much more financial aid than I received, and there are too many rules and regulations to fully understand the process.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The cost is very expensive, but the rooms are nicer than most campuses and the pricier options are extremely comfortable.

4 College Junior

Computers: The internet is pretty good, and if it's not finals week then availability is good too. Printing on campus is convenient at the library.

4 College Junior


4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: there is nothing around my school, there are many houses of course, but it is too normal of seeing everyday. it looks like there is no change, even if it does, it seems no change to me

4 College Senior

Athletics: There is a lot of pride for the sports at UCLA, especially with USC as the nearby rival school.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Very clique-ish, not as much diversity as the school proclaims.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The Best!!! We really do have the best food. While there is a multitude of cafes of all sorts and cuisines on campus that take bruin card, there really is no point not eating in the dining halls and quick serves. We have sushi twice a week, incredible salad bars, smoothies, pizza, sandwiches, chinese food, mexican food, mediterranean food, great pastries, great late night snacks, and anything else you could ever ask for. My personal recommendations: De Neve is great all around, whether at regular meal times of late night. B caf has incredible smoothies and a great caesar chicken wrap. Rendezvous asian-side is big enough for two people to share and is INCREDIBLE.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe – First of all, this is LA, so obviously there will be crime, but it is almost always committed by non-students and often off-campus. The school takes a strong stance against sexual assault and if you aren't stupid, nothing will be stolen. There is both a walking escort service and a van escort service for late at night if you are scared of walking alone. The campus police are LAPD so you can ask for help if something happened off campus or on campus. Emergency response time is very quick.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Very Laid Back – I have yet to see a single person be reprimanded. Go to class or don't (as long as you pass). Hide contraband appliances in your closet. Don't let your RA see or smell alcohol. Be reasonably quiet during quiet hours.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: While the (un-hot) nerdy types are common, there are both hot nerds, and, well, the future US olympic water polo team. Just saying.
The girls are either in sportwear, bruinwear, or very polished. No matter what they wear, they look good, especially their toned legs courtesy of the Hill.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Wifi Everywhere, Just Not Very Fast – There is wifi everywhere on campus that you should be on the internet. A few of my classes don't have it, but you need to take notes, not check facebook. The computer labs have busy hours and slow ones. The wifi is a little slow in the dorms if you are high up and/or far away from the central building of your mini-community. It is fastest around Ackerman. Tech support, however, is very good.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Excited to Continue Attendance – Everyone is helpful, and as big as the school is, there is a sense of community. I love that the school is also close to many recreational places like the beach. I know I'll also be getting the best education around.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Happy to Have a Spot – I applied for a parking spot late but I am happy to say that I appealed and was promptly given a spot at the same price as those who applied on time.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Lonely at Times – So far I haven't met anyone with my major. Everyone just looks at me funny when I tell them I'm an Applied Linguistics major, but I don't mind because languages are my passion.

3 College Junior

Transportation: This Is LA – You need a car to get around. The buses are pretty fast and reliable though.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Very Diverse – This is as good as it gets. At UCLA, you have all kinds of people from different cultures and backgrounds.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Alright – The dorms at UCLA are ok, but not great. It really depends on the building and the type of room that you choose. Triples in the halls are extremely cramped, but the plaza rooms are better.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: One of the Best – My friends often visit in anticipation of eating at our dining halls. Then they complain about how bad their food is compared to ours.


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Suzy Strutner
Newport Beach, Calif.
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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