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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Even during the summer, Greek life is still present. I think most people here are busy with school work and Greek life is just not that important to some.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at UCLA is taken very seriously. Everywhere you go there is something about the athletics department. It is pretty cool because that means that there is a lot of school spirit.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience at this school has been good this far because I have been blessed with many opprotunities. I have learned a lot about myself here as well.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall I've had a good college experience.

I feel that it would be great if it was a little less crowded, but with a public school thats difficult to manage.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm a CS student, so I have a ton of opportunities, I got an internship, and a job offer after I graduate.

However, I have a lot of friends in other fields who are struggling to find anything.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Pretty good student medical center, and I haven't heard assault on campus. Occasionally someone's bike gets stolen.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The actual housing is good, but it's very overpriced.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: I dont really care to much about the varsity teams, but they are some of the best in the country. The facilities are good for non-athletes as well.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Pros: Nice campus, great food, good reputation, huge number of classes.

Cons: Crowded, big class sizes

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The classes are great and so are the professors.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It seems a little hard to find a job on campus but I may consider work study.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus provides escorts for student who need someone to accompany them to their dorm or car after hours. This service makes me feel extremely safe.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing dorms seem spacious and very comfortable.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really know anything about the Greek Life because it has never been an interest of mine.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The school spirit is very much present at school. Fan support is also present especially at the football and basketball games.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every faculty member on campus is so welcoming and wants to see you use all the resources possible to make your years at the school a great success.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not up to date with sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UCLA is a campus where everyone is very welcoming and passionate on what they want to do. They are very driven and have so much school spirit that it attracts people to visit UCLA.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I will be starting UCLA this fall and have heard amazing things about the school. It is truly a world class university with numerous opportunities available to help its students succeed. I am very excited about attending this university.

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.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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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