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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on if you live in North Village or South of Wilshire, your experience varies a lot. I have only lived South of Wilshire, and the apartments are huge and much less expensive than North Village, and students in this area are serviced by a free student shuttle that comes every 15 minutes, so I think that is worth it. However, North Village tends to be smaller and a lot pricier and a lot louder.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I think this depends on your definition of Party Scene. There are a lot of kickbacks, but huge outrageous parties aren't super common.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very few places offer student discounts, but there are a ton of options!

5 College Junior

Administration: I feel that the issues that the campus reps are strict about are related to individual safety, and otherwise we are not denied from expressing ourselves in any way we can.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Short and simple, once I completed the FAFSA I never had many issues with Financial Aid. The Bruin Blue and Gold plan is an amazing program and guarantees your financial aid for 4 years, so this has helped significantly.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: There are a ton of different food options available for every person, and it is very easy to customize your meals to your dietary needs and preferences.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: UCLA has very expensive housing, but it is very close to campus so that is a perk. Most dorms are air conditioned, high rise style, and there are a variety of different housing options for different individuals, ranging from co-ed floors with triple rooms and shared bathrooms, to private suites. Again, this comes back to cost, but there are many options available.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I can't speak about it that much because I only been to a couple, but depending on what kind of party it is reflects the experience you will have.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I was searching for off-campus housing this year and for UCLA's off-campus was gone the first day so I had to look for private apartments. The apartments I look at for the most part were good, but it didn't work out for me this year.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off- Campus dining is great. There are variety of restaurants from common restaurant to ethnic and local.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I think UCLA is a pretty safe campus. They have several way they protect their student by checking in each person in the residential halls to walking student from and to places at night.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I would say its between okay and bad because even though I am getting by, the amount I still have to pay is ridiculous and there are scholarship, but most of them are too specific or if your in the middle class family range then you don't qualify. It's an on going process.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It good, but you get sick of the one you like really quick.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Since it was my dream school, I had a high expectation for UCLA and I can say for the most part it met my expectations. The dorms are good; even though they can be pretty small, if you are living in a triple, they are spacious for storage. I like the meeting different people from around the world and learning varies cultures from them. One thing I absolutely find ridiculous is the cost, especially for out-of-state students. They have impossible to be an in-state student even if your are paying your taxes to California also the difference between in-state tuition and out-of-state is unquestionably high.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: High parking price. Depending on where you rent, can be cheaper than dorms, far from campus

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a partier, but generally there are always parties on Thursday and Friday, sometimes Saturday.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: No student discounts, close by, lots of options, average price.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Most things are average in security. Must get checked into dorms after 9PM. Many parking violations.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid favors in state students, so being out of state, it's difficult to get aid.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Compared to many other school, we have very large varieties of food and they're very good! The halls use real dishware, silverware, glasses, and mugs. There are multiple to-go places as well, but most are closed on the weekends. Some swipes can be expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on what type you have, they can be small or big. A residential hall is generally pretty small, but a plaza or suite is spacious. Halls are very social and plaza and suites are more quiet. Communal bathrooms for halls are cleaned daily, while private bathrooms once a week.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live in it.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a good Mexican restaurant that I've tried, but I haven't tried any others yet.

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College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have never partied there.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are very busy but they get back through emails when possible.

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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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