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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Low crime rate, I feel safe, very secure with police officers and CSO patrolling the areas

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: A lot of professors are pretty difficult, but overall they know what they're doing

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love living in the dorms and the food the dining halls have

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very social on campus at UCLA

4 College Junior

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit and campus is filled with athletic facilities

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA is a large school that has a lot to offer if you really want something

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking around campus on my own, however, I do try and avoid that.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Depending on how many courses I am taking, I'll say it is pretty hard to keep in touch with professors outside of class. However, there are many areas on campus that provide help with courses. There's always something to do on campus, it is just up to the student.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Having a degree from this school will open so many doors, especially when it comes to job opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have the farthest building, so it is a hassle to go to and from my classes or dining halls.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not into Greek life, however I do have friends in sororities and I get along with them pretty well.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not much into athletics, but from what I observe, my school has a great amount of school spirit. Not only varsity sports are offered, but also a large variety of smaller sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The nature that surrounds my school is so relaxing and beautiful, along with the structure of the buildings. Dormitories and dining halls are great. The amount of help that is offered here is greatly appreciated, and it has so many interesting clubs and organizations.

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4 College Senior

Academics: On the whole, I think it's fine. The professors are kind, and registration is designed to be fairly easy. However, it's easy to fall behind on the work or readings. Most of my classes in particular are very heavy in readings, though some classes are much easier to succeed in than others, either due to the grading styles of the professors or the nature of the material itself. Study halls do exist here, but I personally prefer studying in my dorm. I do wish there were more large, comfortable, quiet study spaces in the dorms, not just on the main campus.

3 College Senior

Diversity: In the daylight, it looks like acceptance is high here. The campus isn't very diverse, but it seems like other ethnicities and sexual orientations are accepted just fine. But in light of the blackface party that occurred in the fall, I wonder if maybe that's not how most of the students really feel underneath. I would say there's definitely some tension on campus here in that regard.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing is fantastic here. The cost is pretty high, but the facilities themselves are great. The spaces are clean, comfortable, and up to date. The only option that might be considered "worst" is Hedrick Court, but only because it is at the very top of the hill. The building itself is furnished beautifully and it's very comfortable. The social atmosphere seems fine but I do wish there were more social events so that we could meet friends on the same floor or across buildings.

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: I feel like the Greek system is shady, in its practices and in how we hear about them. The rules and regulations between fraternities and sororities are very different. Sororities are not permitted to drink or do drugs, and they have strict rules about what activities they can plan and take part in. Fraternities have no such rules and are permitted to go wild with alcohol. In fall quarter there was a blackface party on this campus and the university did no investigations; the fraternity was left to its own devices, which many students are still upset about. What's more, diversity in the Greek system is nearly nonexistent. Most students are white heterosexuals, which makes the fraternities and sororities seem non-inclusive to people of different races and sexual orientations (as if the blackface party didn't convince us further of this mentality).

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't think crime is especially prevalent on campus. Occasionally we hear reports of a burglary or something like that in the university apartments off campus, but I don't hear very much about crimes happening on the hill or on the main campus. To that end, I don't feel unsafe walking around at night, especially since we can call the community service officers to either give us a ride back to our homes in the Evening Van, or ask for personal escorts to walk with us until 2am.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I haven't seen much in the way of drugs and drug use on campus. However, drinking is very popular from what I've seen. It's not permitted in dorms, but I've seen drunk people in the halls. To my knowledge, most drinking, legal and underage, happens at the fraternity parties "off campus". These are not regulated at all really, and this is something I feel should absolutely be regulated more strongly at this university. Alcohol is not a requirement to have fun.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really like my courses and the class system here. I am a psychology student, and we have a very wide selection of class types to choose from, both in terms of classroom courses and lab courses. The professors are very helpful but classes tend to be large so one has to make more effort to build rapport with professors.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: UCLA is a public Ivy; a degree from this school is very valuable indeed. In my experience it isn't easy to find jobs and internships, but I think that's more due to competition among students than a lack of resources. The school career center is excellent, but criminally underrated and underused by underclassmen. Seniors however, use it frequently which results in very high competition for internships and work.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Going to school in LA seems like it would be dangerous, but even as a public university there's very little to worry about around campus. I've spent lots of nights walking home alone and drunk from a party, and still felt entirely safe.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Employers are impressed by UCLA. It's as easy as that. No matter where you go to work there will be someone who went to or is related to someone who went to UCLA, and they always love to hire Bruins.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The rooms are extremely small, you'll likely be in a triple your first year, and the price is absurd for the amount of room you get. Moving off campus is the single biggest money saving tip I can give.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not Greek, but I've got a lot of friends who are. People who are in it seem to love it, people who aren't in it seem relatively indifferent but sometimes aggravated about the occasional cliquey-ness of Greeks. Some girls in houses will all but ignore you after you tell them you're not in a house, but only some. Frats play a major role in the party scene.

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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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