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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 Notheless, competition among students is far superceded by the students' willingness to collaborate with other peers.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.

13 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.

4 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
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far, it's been pretty good. I raised my GPA

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: being accepted by ucla is one of the best things that have ever happened to me.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCLA is a great school to go to due to the many opportunities. However, there are so many challenges as a student. The competition is cut throat and there are times when you doubt your abilities as a student. You really do have to put in your time studying to do well.

9 people found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

5 people found this useful Report
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.

8 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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

7 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.

1 person 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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