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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I personally like my school very much. It is a very large campus, but they have plenty of student events and great campus resources to make students' lives easier. I've met some great people and attended some wonderful events. I won't say that this school was my first choice; I had initially applied to it as a safety school, but I knew it was a quality school and I'm not sorry that I'm attending. If I had to do it over again, I would still choose this school because of the good resources it has, the people I've met and the opportunities I've had here which I wouldn't get anywhere else.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA is an absolutely amazing school. I love the Bruin pride, the campus, the difficult yet rewarding classes, and most importantly, the people I've met. Campus is also in a prime location-- close to the beach, the mountains, and downtown. Thers's something to do for all different interests.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wish that the MyUCLA/Housing/BruinBill/Ask questions was a bit more user friendly.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's a great place to come to if you're willing to put in the work. Getting involved is super rewarding and there are tons of different places to tap into and network. That being said it is a large campus and no one is going to hold your hand. You have to put the work into it and really put yourself out there. If you are a person of color you might find yourself uncomfortable--it's important that we fight for spaces in elite institutions like this one, especially because it's so large and public. Although people are brilliant and this place is amazing, you'll be surprised at the amount of ignorance present on campus.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've met so many people that have become important people in my college career so far. At the school, I was introduced to so many new things and experiences that have overall made me a better person. One of the best things that I've done was connect with the Pilipin* Community at UCLA. By becoming more involved in the organization, I have reconnected with my Pilipino Identity and learned how important it is to know history, so I could know myself.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not yet officially started school, as it is only Summer, but I have had wonderful experiences on campus. I've stayed overnight for a couple of days and it was really fun. The campus itself is beautiful and easily sets the mood for a perfect day.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is gorgeous and boasts a diverse population. Dining hall food is top notch, and most of the professors are great and care about the students.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCLA has a beautiful campus and has a diverse student body.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had the opportunity to attend Bruin Day and it was amazing. The interaction that the students had with the incoming students was incredible. I met with people that would help me in the future to succeed in my major. Overall, I think UCLA is going to be a great school for me.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the metropolitan atmosphere and there's always something to do here in the bustling city of Los Angeles. There is public transportation readily available and access to different ethnic cuisines. Most importantly, I love the people here.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School is great, meeting new people and being introduced to new cultures.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: UCLA is the 2nd best public school in the world. They provide a wide array of academic and other experiences, along with many resources to help their students succeed and become the best they can be.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love UCLA so much. It's become my home away from home.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA is amazing school with plenty of intelligent professors. The campus is rather large, but it is also beautiful.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: school made me realize how life works

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school atmosphere is great and there's a diverse range of people, but the school is very big.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: overall, ucla is a great school. Everyday you learn something new

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: All of my friends come from different walks of life and it's incredible!

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's a public campus so anyone can walk around at any time of day, but the police and CPO officers are very helpful in maintaining campus safety.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are interesting and professors are so knowledgeable!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on what apartment you live in, there's a lot of top quality options.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options.

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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.

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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.

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3 College Junior

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

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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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