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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't experienced much of it

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are quite far from classes as it takes 30/40 minutes to walk from the hill to south/north campus. The rooms can get quite small especially in a triple. I do like how they have housing services that clean private bathrooms for us though. It saves us time to study. Housing lottery is a bit confusing as by the second day of early appointments, the room I wanted was gone already.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been fine. It's just school to me but I do like how passionate everyone is about what they're studying. It makes everything more fun to learn. If I would do everything again, I would choose my school again because of all the people I've met and the connections I've made.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I've been to tons of frat parties and a few apartment parties. I don't drink, so I get bored if the music isn't spectacular. 18+ clubs in West Hollywood, such as Avalon or Rage, aren't very fun.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Frat parties are particularly disgusting, with their floorboards sticky with urine and cheap alcohol. Partying isn't necessary to have fun; lots of students who don't party still enjoy themselves.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: UCLA isn't #2 public school in the nation for no reason. What sets us apart from #1 (UC Berkeley) is the academic atmosphere. UCLA is competitive due to the sheer number of smart kids, but it isn't cutthroat like UCB. Students here are very willing to help others. Academic sabotage isn't a thing here compared to UCB, which is infamous for it.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's SO MANY international students, LGBTQ students, languages, religions/beliefs, and ethnicities. However, some races (Hispanic, black) are not as represented as others (Asian, white).

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: "Thirsty Thursdays" is a popular weekly drinking event. Students can get creative with underage drinking. Lots of underage drinking occurs in frat/apartment parties and in the dorms. And lots of inexperienced drinkers get sent to Reagan Hospital for alcohol poisoning.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it! The professors are educated and their lectures are the best. There is no doubt that I am receiving quality education. There is a variety in class sizes; I love being able to choose from small to large classes.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from this school is definitely valuable. I think I have a better chance at finding a job with the quality of education, alumni networks, etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on campus. The only time I felt unsafe was during the shooting in June. Other than that, UCLA is a protected campus with CSOs on site at all times.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life but I have friends that are. They seem to enjoy it a lot. Greek lofe definitely brings more parties and fun to the campus life. A non-Greek may have stereotypes about Greeks bit after you get to know them, you learn that Greeks aren't all snobby and they help the community.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at UCLA is amazing. I love the school spirit and support for our sports teams. I buy a Den pass every year to attend all of the sports games.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. The academics are top-notch. The students are super friendly and approachable. With over 1,000 clubs on campus, there are so many ways to get involved. I am in many clubs including a non-profit organozation, a volunteer club, a tutoring program, an educational reform club, a political activism committee, etc. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely choose UCLA again. Oh, and the food is the best!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: TA's can be extremely helpful.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA is one of the best universities.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: UCLA really care about their students.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life, but plenty are.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball and football is a major part of UCLA.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Full of opportunities and diverse students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCLA is a world-renowned school. A degree from this campus automatically gives you an edge-up with employers.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The number of students in GE classes is typically huge. Do not expect personal attention from professors unless you attend office hours.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe walking alone at night. UCLA offers a special program where you can request someone to walk you home, no matter where you are, if you feel unsafe at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms with private bathrooms are great, but be prepared to have less opportunities for socializing.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Game days are the best! Celebrities are frequently at Pauley Pavilion for basketball games. The only downside is the hour-long ride to the Rose Bowl for football games. An on-campus football stadium would bring football season to a whole new level.

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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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