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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are absolutely gorgeous, smart, and talented.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Boys and girls dress pretty much casual. From UCLA gear and jeans to gym clothes. Due to the unpredictable weather in LA, people pretty much dress in layers!

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The local atmosphere at UCLA is great for all kinds of people with different hobbies and interests. Westwood Village is just a short walk away from campus and is filled with various shops and restaurants where you can hang out with your friends and meet new people as well. One thing I love about Westwood is that it is very pedestrian-friendly. If you are more of a nature-loving and outdoors-y person, there are great trails for hiking while getting a beautiful panoramic view of Los Angeles. If you are more of an artsy person, there are great museums nearby like the Hammer Museum, (a bus ride away) include LACMA and Getty Villa. Since I am into musical theater, I love visiting local improv stages and watching performances at the Pantages Theatre or Ahmanson Theatre (just a short bus ride away to Downtown LA). UCLA is the best of both worlds. You don't get the congested feeling of being in the city, but you are still close enough to experience the culture of Los Angeles. (:

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2 College Junior

Parking: Although there are plenty of parking structures, the prices are outrageous. Also, parking is not guaranteed even if you purchase a pass. In general, parking in the Los Angeles area is horrendous.

3 College Junior

Technology: There are plenty of computer labs around campus, and many of them are available for drop-ins. There is free printing in select labs and very cheap prices in others. The computer systems are all up-to-date and have presented no problems for me. However, the campus WiFi is spotty. There are several wireless networks to join, but they cannot always be reached or made a connection with. Also, WiFi connection in lecture halls are spotty.

4 College Junior

Majors: The recruiters actually comes on campus so it is easy for students to get internship at their convenience

4 College Junior

Majors: For an Economic major, the process was to maintain 3.0 in general studies before a student can declare or enter the program. It's seems challenging at first, but once a student gone through the process then it becomes less intense.

4 College Junior

Academics: The program is fairly easy in general, however those doing the B.S instead of B.A in Anthropology have to take many more classes, specifically science and math classes. The workload is manageable but rather heavy on reading journal articles. I get constant emails from someone in the department on news about thing going on at school, deadlines, internships and other interesting opportunities relating to the field or workshops being offered that relate to the major.

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics are pretty good since its one of the top schools in the state and country. Like most schools you get some professors that aren't as good teaching, or dont seem to put much effort into it, but there are a lot that really try to get the students to learn and be active, and even some that emphasize the importance of them learning from the students. The curriculum is fair I would say, however it probably depends more on the major as you get to upper division courses, and the registration process is usually pretty well coordinated and smooth. Workload varies by class and teacher, but do expect to do a lot of reading, especially of journal articles if youre in social science classes.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Its fairly easy to get financial aid if you need it, however the amount can vary. Theres the federal grant, cal grant, scholarships offered through the school, work study, but there is a deadline and if you miss it, your financial aid gets reduced by quite a bit. The blue and gold program will help students cover tuition if they demonstrate financial need, which is good. Because its a UC though, overall you don't get as much financial help as you would at other places, especially private schools, or so i've heard.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The majority of guys are average, but once in a while there will be one that catches your eye. The girls are a little more varied in terms of styles of dress, hair, personality, and interests. There is a lot of variety in terms of ethnicity, but its predominatly caucasian and asian.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Beside the awesome academics offered by my school, it also offers a host of activities such as free lectures, student invitations to special events, an array of performing arts events, and the campus provides a park like setting making it easy to escape from the daily monotony. It is an exciting place to be. At one event, I shook hands with the president from Bosnia, another time I listened to a lecture given by Justice Hassan Jallow Chief prosecutor for the UN tribunal for Rawanda. There are just so many positive things to say that I could go on and on. The only negative thing is that at first it's easy to feel lost because the campus is so large.

3 College Freshman

Academics: It sucks to be a Bio major here. The classes are harder than they need to be in the sense that the professors have ridiculous expectations. As far as the classes you take, some feel unnecessary, but whatever. They have many good opportunities and we've got a good program.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They talk a lot about how to say safe and the effects. People frequently use drugs and alcohol here, but they are aware of everything.

2 College Freshman

Academics: You have great, unique, classes, but the professors are usually terrible. You'll fail courses and they'll curve it so high that you do average.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It is awesome and has public transportation to and from campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a lot of different kinds of parties going on around here, especially since there's a Greek Row. Los Angeles has a lot of nightclubs around too.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood and the surrounding area of Los Angeles has incredible dining. Everything from late night munchies coming back from the bar to five star restaurants.

5 College Senior

Local Area: The best food, shopping, entertainment in the world. Everything you could ever want is at your fingertips.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received the blue and gold plan. It is need based not merit based. It covered all of my tuition. I simply had to pay for fees.

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5 College Senior

Weather: It's Los Angeles California. The weather is always perfect. You'll rarely need anything more than a light sweater. Most days flip flops and tanks will do just fine.

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Aside from the campus shuttle, which operates all over campus, as well as south into the trendy Westwood district, UCLA is also a hub of a variety of public transportation. Los Angeles Metro buses are constantly running in and out of campus. The same is true with Culver City buses and Santa Monica buses. The Flyaway bus offers $10 rides to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) every hour on the hour!

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5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: UCLA is a big school, with all sorts of people. Smart and ditzy, jocks and nerds, the population is quite diverse due to its size. There are a bunch of Asians like me, if you're into them. I hope somebody is ;)

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't receive much financial aid, only a student loan. The only scholarship I received was specific to my major: jazz studies.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood has a lot of awesome places to eat and a good variety of choices

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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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