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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is kind of in their own world unless you are lucky and meet someone that you actually get along with.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Greek Life: its way too expensive and kept me from pursuing it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is only one to two restaurants that actually serve vegan options.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have only ever been a couple times, and maybe it's because i am a not a party person. But there was only once that a house was so crowded we didn't even bother going in.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You may be offered or "win" a scholarship from the school, but if you receive Financial Aid then you will never get that money from the Blue and Gold Scholarship.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The fact that I am vegan, and can't exchange eggplant for avocado on the ONLY veggie sandwich offered at BCaf....the employee was disgracefully rude.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have only ever slept in a dorm at one other University...and my school is heaven compared to the prior one I had visited!

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not part of Greek life nor do I know many people in Greek life.

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College Freshman

Athletics: I have not attended any games besides a few baseball games. I do know, however that this university has a lot of school spirit and athletics are a huge part of this college life.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only lived on-campus and do not know much about the off-campus living experience.

4 College Freshman

Administration: This campus is not extremely strict like when it comes to visitors, having parties, or just even being able to express your own thoughts freely. They do, however, take safety and security very seriously. There are constantly securities and police at night to keep the students safe and there is absolutely no tolerance for drugs or sexual harassment.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Party Scene: I have not gone to any huge parties like the frat parties or apartment parties, just small get-togethers in suites or university apartments, so this does not really apply to me. Even though it does not apply to me, I do hear that there are great parties in some of the fraternities, depending on which ones, and in some of the apartments.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was not extremely difficult or stressful and got most of the financial aid needed and all the financial aid needed once I got a loan. I got the loan I needed with absolutely no problem, I just wish I didn't have to take one out my first year, I am hoping that with scholarships, that won't be necessary my second year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a large variety in the dining halls and it is a buffet style.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am a freshmen student and it is mandatory for me to live in campus. Thus, I don't have much of exposure of Off campus housing. My senior colleagues views state that a variety of off campus living options are available at a reasonable cost and they provide good amenities for living. The availability of campus meal plans make the living easier in off campus housing.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: UCLA is located at Westwood area which is a great hub of eating outlets of Indian, chinese etc. These outlets are located at convenient walking distances. The public transportation facilities are also easily accessible for faraway places at all times of day. A nice and relaxing way to spend an evening on a weekend !

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The UCLA campus is a no smoking zone which makes it a great place to study. The administrative staff also takes great care to reinforce the strictness to maintain campus safe from use of drugs and alcohol. The overseas students feel secure with no racial discrimination in the campus. The availability of LAPD in the near vicinity of the campus and their frequent visits to the classes create the aura of safe zone. My parents feel that it is one of the most ideal place to study and build my future.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I am a student of aerospace engineering major. Thus I have to deal with plenty of study and project work. So I avoid parties as far as possible. My reading hobby also prevents me from moving out much. I have attented a few getogether of Indian students. I enjoyed there swinging to bollywood songs and playing with colours of Holi !

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Being an international student, I am not eligible for number of scholarships. As UCLA is a public university so the number is further reduced. I belong to India which is a developing nation with a low per capita income as compared to US. My parents are funding my education as per their best ( middleclass status) but then It would have been great if I got a scholarship on the basis of my SAT scores.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The number of dining halls with the cluttering of plates and the delicious desserts make the campus dining at UCLA a great place. The dinner hours are usually our socializing and relaxation time. Being a vegetarian is my limitation but then the healthy vegan food option gives me mental satisfaction. I miss the aroma of indian spices but then you have to pay a prize for attaining quality knowledge !

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Vow UCLA! Great green and hilly campus. Good enough to keep us in best of health. The calmness of library with its wonderful stores of knowledge helps excelling in studies. The technical knowhow and friendliness of the professors serve the rest for us. The vibrancy of Ackermann keeps me in a jovial mood. The variety of dining options that we get mark the highest standards.

I feel proud to be a bruin.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Many great parties happen at the frat houses or at apartments with great company. I love parties with great DJs who play music that makes you want to dance forever. Many students at my school party to have a great time and not to necessarily "hook-up" with others or get "wasted".

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Many people are in need of financial aid and it is stressful to think of how my education will be paid for. Like mostly everyone, apply for FAFSA and as many scholarships as possible. No one wants to be in debt when coming out of college.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: We are ranked number two for a reason when it comes to our dorm food. The dining halls remind me of Las Vegas buffets, the menus include such variety, the quality of the food is delicious, and the ambience is great as well. The only downside would be the schedule of hours when places are open.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life is amazing. I love the social atmosphere. The food is delicious. It is like eating at a fancy restaurant everyday. The rooms have air conditioning which is great for the hot weather. The bathrooms are clean and get cleaned weekly.

3 people 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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