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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love professors in the sociology department. A lot of them are very passionate about the disciplines they are involved in and they generally make classes interesting if not exciting experiences. Courses are sometimes hard to pick if you are a freshman, but then you can always pick some GE classes and inform yourselves of broad topics.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA has a great quantity of alumni.The career center has one of the largest career-related library and the campus actively promote career-searching. Due to the sheer number of students on campus, appointments may be hard to get by, however.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus is located in Westwood, which is the safe part of LA. There are regular police patrolling though they make it very low-profile. Sexual assault happens on campus though not very often, and when it does, it is treated very seriously.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is pretty decent and it's conveniently located around dining areas and postal areas. It's sometimes chore to go back and forth from classroom to the dorm, but the experience of living in a dorm is positive. There are different levels of housing accommodations, some are better than others but are at the same time more expensive

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: UCLA has an okay greek culture, but the public opinions towards greek life hasn't been great! The composition of Greek life is somewhat mixed, and they have very different cultural mindsets

4 College Junior

Athletics: UCLA has one of the best college athletic facilities in the country. The facilities are up-to-date and athletes are really competitive on the nation al level. Bruins are proud of their athletes and sports are important part of campus culture

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: School offers a lot of extracurricular opportunities and encourage students to develop their interests and passion. Course works are rigorous and challenging but I can always to go to office hours for help. Professors generally encourage active participation and they care about the topics they teach.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit is a major aspect of the college and it revolves around sports

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Though I don't feel as if I particularly belong here, everyone else seems to.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is the best option for me as I want to pursue a career in research. The college is known for its numerous projects and everything they have done to help further studies in different fields through their research.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Besides the fact that my dorm (which is the most affordable type) had no air conditioning, which made the hot weather there pretty unbearable, I like my first year experience living on campus. The dining hall food is superb and readily available. Living in a residential hall afforded me the opportunity to meet and get to know many wonderful people and friends. It'd also a much more friendly and open environment compared the the other housing options, making my freshmen year easier to get settled in.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not a big fan of sports, but it's a big deal at my school. Very popular and well funded, with strong school pride from the students.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are plenty of resources and opportunities available for health and safety on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are helpful and friendly for the most part. The courses are very diverse, fun, and a great way to explore different fields and possible passions. The GE Cluster are an excellent way to get a lot of general requirements out of the way in a creative way.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't explored many internships or job prospects yet.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from this school is why I'm attending UCLA.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The resources for mental health could be better.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is surprisingly pleasant. Of course there are issues with the white fraternities and sororities when dealing with racism, but that is expected. Every other type of fraternity and sorority is friendly, welcoming, and a wonderful contribution to the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The facilities are AMAZING!!!! If only the athletes themselves lived up to them...

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Going into UCLA, I had grandiose expectations, which is probably my fault. I expected every professor and TA to be experts and everyone to be over-the-top passionate about whatever field they were working in. In reality, UCLA is just like any other college. It's ok to aspire to go there, but any college is just as good.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think for me, UCLA was a pretty good fit - the diversity was eye opening (I learned so much from my roommates and suitemates it was amazing - they were random by the way. Also very very lovely people.) and I found my fit right away. The classes and teachers were pretty good, and there's always a lot to do and see. The school spirit is lovely and everywhere, and there's resources everywhere. I would say that forming close relationships with the professors with pretty hard unless you have a lot of time to spend with them (office hours are important!), and that no one is going to coddle you here. Those who are physically handicapped might have a harder time getting from place to place, and the class sizes of basic courses might be pretty huge, but you learn to work with the system. And as far as systems go, UCLA is pretty ok.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think there's a lot of value in coming to a huge school like UCLA, because it also means you have a huge number of alumni who are willing to help you out. The career center is pretty good, and they make it a point to let you choose what you want, and don't push you into doing something unless you're certain you want to do it.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: From what I know (I'm typically unaware of things - most things go flying over my head), there aren't a lot of safety problems or concerns. Everything is pretty well lit, and it's generally a safe place to wander. I'm a pretty small girl, with no real strength or defense knowledge. But I've had days where I'm out walking by myself between the hours of 6pm to 6am straight and I've never really had any worries or concerns. There are escort rides and people to call, of course.

In regards to sexual assaults, I have been very sheltered, and I haven't experienced anything in the way of seeing how the school deals with these things, but I will say that there are opportunities for emotional support (you get a few free counseling sessions if you have the school's health insurance I think) through your counselors and peers. I do know that when we had a shooting incident that was all over the news, there were countless offers of support from everywhere - counseling, the head of the school, teachers, TAs, friends - everywhere, and though I know that sexual assault and shootings aren't the same thing, I believe that the sources of support I mentioned earlier would've been more than willing to help out in either case.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everything is so overpriced, it's ridiculous. My RAs for last year were pretty great - I went to Saxon Suites. It is one of the further buildings from campus - unless your class is on the hill (where all the housing is), you can expect anywhere from a 25-45min walk, filled with stairs, people, and people throwing flyers at you. And stairs. (UCLA isn't very handicap friendly for people who need to move by wheels. Unless you are really, really, really good at skateboarding or pennyboarding, I would recommend you not ride down the hill to campus - it's steep and fraught with curves and oncoming traffic. And moving around campus if you are limited by wheels is a pain - I learned this when I visited the campus with my cousin, who were alumni, and their kids (in strollers). Whether on the hill or on campus, you will often have to take detours that double, triple, or quadriple an already long walking time, just to not take stairs. Also Saxon had been newly renovated when I moved in - very, very newly renovated - as in, they were still renovating as I moved in - the stair banisters had duct tape to stabilize them for a while, and the steps themselves were really unsteady. Did I mention there were no elevators? Oh, the wifi is pretty good though. But don't keep your windows open for too long - Saxon is notorious for having smokers nearby, because it's so far from campus. Enforcement was pretty ok though.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not personally involved, but I know it's a pretty "big thing" on campus. You see a lot of greek letters of frat and sororities on shirts, tanks, sweaters on people everywhere. I've also even heard about a lot of parties, which should say a bit, as I usually run in circles that are completely separate from such topics. One of the big pluses of going to parties means that in whatever classes you enroll in, you'll probably know quite a bit of the people because you've already met them. I would say there is quite a bias for looks though, especially if it's one of the older, more recognized frats - even if no one says anything, you can tell.

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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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