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Reviews 3641 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: plenty to choose from, good atmosphere, within walking distance from campus, usually chill landlords

Cons: fill up fast, expensive!!!, hot (if no A/C), old, limited parking

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Almost everywhere in Westwood gives student discounts and there are a ton of great spots close to the apartments! A lot of places close early though so late night study food is hard to come by.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: Unless you're still in your first year or two of undergrad, the apartment party scene gets old really quick. Frats are disgusting and there is too much sexual pressure for hookups. The bars are the better choice for nightlife but unfortunately there aren't many in Westwood so you end up paying to Uber to Hollywood or Santa Monica.

3 College Junior

Administration: Policies on parties, drinking, things like that are very lenient as long as nobody is harmed. Parking, on the other hand, is ridiculous. You'd think they would lower our tuition with the amount of money students pay for parking tickets.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is easy enough, but it is so difficult to qualify for scholarships and grants (in other words, "free" money). So instead I am now $50,000 in debt from loans.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The number and variety of dining halls is great! The meal plans are really expensive and inflexible though. There are set times that you can eat a meal, and your money goes to waste if you happen not to use all of your swipes within the week. The food is delicious though so that makes up for it.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Students at UCLA got lucky with the housing. Sure, some houses have a few poor qualities like lack of A/C, but overall the dorms are great! I wish it were socially acceptable to live in dorm housing all four years of undergrad because it is the greatest experience. You make such great friendships, the dining hall food is incredible, and it takes all the stress of apartment life away.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of housing opportunities, but I wish it were cheaper.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of choices, but they often close too early.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: They are just normal parties with friends and alcohol.

3 College Senior

Administration: The staff really cares about their residents, but they aren't very strict when it comes to loud noises.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I was able to get a large portion of financial aid, but i wish there were more opportunities to get scholarships.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: There are so many different selections that you get to experience eating so many different food from different cultures.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The food and rooms are very good. There is always some place to eat and an event to go to. The residential staff makes sure that we have lots of events to meet new people and bond with friends

College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not interested in the athletics buildings, but the gyms are okay.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They are too strict on tardies.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial aid came late my first quarter, it was a nightmare.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food options are terrible near Melnitz.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's too expensive and small. The lighting is also bad.

The proximity and bus system is wonderful.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I am looking in to at the moment.

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: N/A, not there till in the fall of 2015

College Junior

Party Scene: I am not there till in the fall of 2015.

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College Junior

Administration: Again, still waiting to attend in the fall of 2015.

College Junior

Scholarships: I did not receive a fellowship and I am looking in to getting more funds for grad school.

College Junior

Campus Food: I am not attending till the fall of 2015. I do not know the quality of the food.


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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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