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College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not go to parties.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They know when to be strict and when to be lenient.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on-campus, so I do not know what life is like for off-campus students in terms of costs, landlords, parking, or safety.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are police officers patrolling the campus. Crimes that do occur are immediately reported and resolved. I feel very safe on campus. The UCPD are quick to respond to calls should I need them. And they provide nightly escort services.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: It's very easy to avoid parties and lead a low-key lifestyle, but if you're looking for excitement you barely have to venture off campus to find it.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Especially during football season, athletics are a regular part of campus life. It can be fun to get caught up in the cross-town rivalry and it tends to die down after the big USC game. You might consider getting a Den Pass since it's a great way to keep up with social events.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't participate, but they definitely throw exciting parties.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I think the plaza is your best option. I live in Rieber Terrace and love it, but the quality really does vary even within the floors. I also know people who had their housing changed by the administration just a month before they were set to move in. But overall, I think living on campus can be a wonderful experience.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Area: I mean, it's LA. There's something for everyone although getting there might be difficult. But it's one of the greatest, most vibrant cities in the world.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Scholarships: I'm not, but I know many people who are on financial aid assistance. Just watch out for those crippling student loans.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: Admin didn't care about protests against tuition hikes

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: it is the best. it has a lot of good food as well as good places

4 people found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: it's a great school. We had a great football season

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: A very large portion of the student body is highly involved in supporting athletics or being in athletics, whether it's football, soccer, basketball, water polo, etc.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Out of states have a hard time getting scholarships

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frats are the place to go.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: If it's athletics, things slide.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's easier to just eat on campus

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: There's so much school spirit here!

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's far from campus, but it's nice enough. And the buildings at the top of the hill have gorgeous views of campus and downtown LA.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have the best facilities and programs and teams in the country, which is probably why we have the most national championships and greatest athletes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm in a sorority and it's so much fun and super chill! The events we host and outings we go on with other sororities and fraternities are so fun!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Thirsty Thursday is so real here!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Quality classes and professors and really helpful tools available for studying.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: It's a public school so everything is pretty chill.

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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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