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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although I haven't started the fall quarter, simply going to orientation was amazing. I had visited UCLA many times and never imagined I would attend such an amazing university. I know I am going to enjoy the next four years and any challenges I may face will be worthwhile.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Campus is beautiful, and classes are challenging.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At UCLA, I have learned from the best of the best! I have learned to think critically and logically and develop my thought process. I love the city and social life and I have made new friends.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCLA offers a variety of opportunities for the students to get involved with the school as well as offering help to students who need further help with their academics. The school also offers a great social life around Westwood Village but also on the campus as well for the students that wish to branch out and make lasting connections. The university offers a very agreeable atmosphere.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While the school has a very large population of students, the student body is diverse enough that it is easy to find the community of students that will make you feel most at ease. The availability of opportunities to both explore older interests and discover new ones makes being a student at UCLA a very educational experience, not just academically, but personally as well.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA is very well-run and offers a broad array of programs and activities. Plus, the food on campus (especially in the dining halls) is top-notch. UCLA is a happening place.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCLA is awesome. The campus is beautiful, the weather is awesome.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the campus, the people, the location, the overall environment,and all the fun things I can explore around me.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I attend the school of arts and architecture at UCLA, and while the Design | Media Arts program itself is great, I sometimes wish I went to a conservatory type school where the sole focus is in the arts, instead of a liberal arts degree. In my experience, I'm focusing more on classes that aren't pertinent to my major or projected job market and am taking classes with the only reason being to fulfill university-wide requirements. I enjoy the ability to take many classes that allow for more well rounded students but I also feel that some of them should be optional for students with very specific majors like Design | Media Arts. Overall, I enjoy attending UCLA.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Liberal college experience so that I could focus on theater while also gaining a general education. Great experience on campus with many events, and a lot of student activity. Teachers are knowledgeable and provoke discussion.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The students and staff are all friendly and helpful towards freshmen.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: UCLA is a great campus in a beautiful city. Im from Los Angeles, and I absolutely love the Southern California weather. The campus has a lot of hills which is annoying, but the leverage of that, is that it offers great views of the entire campus in different locations. The dining halls are amazing! We are on the top 10 nation's best dining halls, and the variety of dining halls offer great healthy (and unhealthy but great food) choices. UCLA is pretty close to Santa Monica, so if you ever need a break from school, Santa Monica is just a Blue Bus ride away!

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: UCLA has a great sense of community, being a public school. No-one is made to feel uncomfortable and people of all spectrums are respected.

The faculty who teach are also research advisors to students, and are very advanced in their field. This is very motivating.

Additionally, although keeping up during the quarter is important, UCLA has an easygoing atmosphere, where even award-winning faculty are very approachable, and students are friendly and willing-to-help. The campus is also very safe with police escorts to walk with/ evening drop-off van services, and has it's own hospital network and police station.

The weather is agreeable too!

11 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although not all the professors are amazing, when you do get a good one, they really are great. They engage with their students and really seem concerned about learning. I've had a few amazing teachers my first year, and they make the experience worth wild. UCLA is especially known for its sports and those UCLA vs. USC games really do get INTENSE. Overall, its you that makes your experience at UCLA pleasant or disastrous.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's far from home for me, but it's in such a good spot that I have so much fun and end up telling my friends to come visit me instead of going home.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is very nice and approachable. The food is very good, and professors teach much better than high school. It is easy to make friends, and there are many clubs to get involved in.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school keeps me updated through email.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UCLA! At first I was afraid of the large student population and the competitive setting (my college is ranked among the best schools in the US and worldwide). Notheless, competition among students is far superceded by the students' willingness to collaborate with other peers. The faculty is extremely helpful and is always available if you need help, not to mention that many professors are highly acclaimed experts in their field. For instance, one of the professors in the Mathematics department is Terence Tao!

As for the student extracurriculars, UCLA has much to offer. There are hundreds of organizations or clubs that you may want to join, and they vary greatly from acapella to financial or social justice groups. This is a great way of getting involved in the community.

Overall, I love UCLA not only for its high ranks but for the smart and welcoming people you can find here.

16 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus and location alone are incredible. Combine that with an amazing computer science department, students, clubs, and career opportunities.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA offers an outstanding education as well as a thriving student life. It is located in an outstanding neighborhood of Los Angeles. The education has been top notch; each day is challenging but rewarding because one is exposed to so much interesting information. The student life is one of the most engaging with a strong school spirit and the best school colors in all of the NCAA. Both greeks, and non-greeks (like myself) can find activities that they wish to engage in, and when it comes to basketball and football our school spirit rivals the best in the nation.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was intimidated by the sheer size of UCLA's student population, and it turns out that even though I have been very impressed by the campus academically, my fears were somewhat legitimate. It is an enormous campus that at times makes one feel as if you were just another number; what has helped mitigate that feeling are the student groups that one can join and the extracurricular activities we can participate in. Getting to know a smaller group of people can easily make you feel more at home. It is also much more difficult than I expected academically, but not so much that one could not handle it. All in all, it is a great school; I am simply still adjusting.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is extremely challenging but I love it.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I just transferred to UCLA... this upcoming fall.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: MY school is full of bright kids, most with amazing stories. My favorite experience would be working with a Chican@ student association to welcome newly admitted students. I would choose my school again but I wouldn't have as such high expectations.

I don't like that my school is very competitive, sometimes so much that students are hoping their classmates do poorly so the curve can help them.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my life at UCLA and it's the best choice I've ever made.

7 people found this useful Report
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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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