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5 College Junior

Campus Food: Excellent Food – I honestly believe we have the best dining hall food in the country. There are 4 major dining halls and each has its own style. The newest one is has an Asian fusion theme that does not seem like a dining hall. It looks like a semi-fancy restaurant. The food here is excellent and its a miracle people here don't get the freshman 50 (not 15). Other than the buffet-style dining halls, there are restaurants in the vicinity of the dining halls which offer a take-out option. These also provide excellent food. On campus, there is a great variety of food though it seems to be a little pricey at certain places.

3 College Junior

Athletics: UCLA has a renowned athletic program and currently has the most national championships of any NCAA division 1 school with over 100 championships. Recently, the basketball team has been in a rut, but there is hope after this recent recruiting class. The football team has been a disappointment for a long time and there does not seem to be much hope in the near future. Many of the smaller sports such as gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, water polo, baseball, and softball have carried the UCLA name well. These teams have been more successful recently and have performed well. Most students seem to be extremely apathetic about the athletic teams here which is disappointing; however, much of the apathy may be due to poor performance. Many students do partake in IM sports which provides many opportunities to play or referee. The gym is routinely packed with people and there are always people to play pick-up basketball with. Personally, I feel disappointed in the performance of the two major money makers (basketball and football) and the apathy of many students.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: As a new member of a sorority, I am realizing now how huge the Greek system is at UCLA and how much of an impact it has. so many activities to get you acquainted with the campus and community.

4 College Freshman

Administration: then don't worry about campus strictness here because it is such a large campus. but there are restrictions, penalties aren't that bad

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive but Close to Campus! Living in LA is expensive, so naturally, off-campus housing is pricey. But nothing compared to the on-campus pricing! So it is essentially a good deal. There are some good places near campus as well as a few blocks away. Great places to live!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The Best – UCLA's dining is second best in the nation! We recently opened a new dining hall called Feast, which serves legit pan-Asian food.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Lots to Do – Being in LA just gives you so many options. You can explore Westwood, shop at the 3rd Street Promenade at Santa Monica, visit Hollywood, and so much more. My first year, we trick-or-treated in Bel-Air.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Mostly Sunny – Most days are sunny, and average around the 70s. You'll still have some rainy and cold days though.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Campus dining is fantastic (comparitively). We have our very own pastry chef. There is a wide variety of restaurants where you can use your meal plan, including coffee shops, late night dining, a pizza place (for take out pizza) and a frozen yogurt bar. If you have extra swipes at the end of the quarter, you can even donate them to organizations or the homeless.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love UCLA and would recommend it to anyone I know. It is a great place to learn to grow up -- it's basically a diverse city of 18 to 20-somethings. Between the nationally ranked athletics and academics, as well as extremely strong art programs, UCLA serves everyones' interests, especially those students with diverse intersts. Being in a huge city helps as well: there are a variety of internships available for whatever field you want. It has a strong Greek life, excellent social scene, active arts scene, and engaging academic world. Take advantage of every opportunity offered!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Westwood is a wonderful place to live. Of course, being West L.A., it is expensive. Also, there are quite a few buildings on the shadier side too look out for-- for instance, the brown and yellow building on Kelton. As always, look for good landlords. I'd say there's about and average number of good versus bad managers in Westwood. Parking can be horrendous, but most apartments also have parking spots, though you may have to thumb wrestle your roommates for them. Since you can walk to campus, though, most students don't need or have a car. The atmosphere and proximity of Westwood can't be beaten, but if you don't want to pay Westwood prices, off-campus housing South of Wilshire is also a popular choice. There are buses that go directly to that area, and the rent is approximately $200 - $400 cheaper, depending on how good you are at apartment hunting.

5 College Student

Athletics: Great School Spirit :D – varsity sports at UCLA are pretty huge. A lot of students regularly attend games, and usually a very big crowd. Sport games are very exiting, especially football.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: We have a traditional undie run at the end of each quarter during finals week. We have some of the best athletic teams in the country. We are surrounded by a very nice part of LA (unlike USC). We have one of the top research programs. Last but not least we have some of the top dining hall food in the nation!

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is usually sunny, but be prepared for rain on any given day. It seems to pop up randomly. It gets chilly right when the sun goes down, so carry a jacket with you if you have a late class

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining Halls – Delicious food served. A variety of choices through out the week regarding ethnic dishes. Tries to please various backgrounds of people with the food served.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I joined Greek Life first quarter freshman year, and it turned out to be the best decision possible. Not only do I have the greatest sisters, but they party hard and also study just as hard. UCLA is a very challenging school, especially for South Campus (Science Majors), but it can be managed to find the perfect balance. Joining a sorority made a school that can at times feel very large seem like a small community. If you are a boy and not in Greek life, it can be very difficult to get into frat parties, though it is not the case at all for girls. But other than Greek parties, there are opportunities to go clubbing in Santa Monica and apartment parties and some of the fraternities let in boys. Greek housing is readily available with spots for 50-70 people in most of the houses.

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5 College Freshman

Technology: Engineering Computer Labs – As an engineering major at UCLA we have access to many computer labs on campus that are exclusively for engineers. They are all installed with complex engineering programs which is very useful if you don't want to install the programs on your own computer. As well as our own labs, I have also used a few of the general computer labs to print off assignments and have never had to wait to use a computer. There is also WiFi all over campus, and I have my own computer and printer, so they are always just a backup plan in case something happens to my own technology.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Bioengineering Program – I was admitted into UCLA into the Bioengineering program, which admits around 100 students a year. I underestimated the difficulty of the program first quarter, but since then have understood how to manage studying and going out to have the best experience possible. I am not worried about finding a job, as I am a first year and already have an internship and have had many opportunities thrown my way. I can either apply to medical school after my B.S. or I can go straight into industry, both options that interest me immensely.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I joined Greek Life first quarter freshman year, and it turned out to be the best decision possible. Not only do I have the greatest sisters, but they party hard and also study just as hard. UCLA is a very challenging school, especially for South Campus (Science Majors), but it can be managed to find the perfect balance. Joining a sorority made a school that can at times feel very large seem like a small community. And beyond Greek life, the school itself is beautiful and hanging out everyday studying at Sunset Rec. There are so many opportunities: going on a run to the Playboy Mansion or through Bel Air, seeing almost every movie before it comes out at a free screening, being a seat filler at the People's Choice Awards, being so close to Santa Monica and Venice and shopping. I love everything about UCLA.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletes are treated very well at UCLA. They have their own personal tutors, advisers, etc., and private facilities to train in. Club sports are actually very good as well. And all of the athletes are very attractive. It's an added plus.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are few guys that are attractive, compared to the massive population of UCLA. However, the girls are very pretty, which amazes me. How can the ratio or cute guys to girls be 1 to 5?

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It is usually nice outside which makes going to the pool and beach common especially during spring quarter

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood Village – Not a bad place to grab something to eat for cheap or expensive. Definitely have many different options to eat from fast food (subway) to dine in (Yamata's Sushi). There is a diverse amount of restaurants that can cater to your cravings, whether you're feeling something mexican or to a more american dining, throw in a couple delicious asian cuisines and persian and thai food in as well. Definitely a great place to eat late at night as well most places close midnight or later.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lots of options available at all times. Also, they are excellent in terms of quality for school food. Sometimes it's a little repetitive.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Everything you could possible want is nearby. Restaurants, museums, observatories, hiking spots, or anything else you could want. Plus, it has a very fun and cheerful atmosphere.

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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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