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Reviews 3549 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Parking: Happy to Have a Spot – I applied for a parking spot late but I am happy to say that I appealed and was promptly given a spot at the same price as those who applied on time.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Lonely at Times – So far I haven't met anyone with my major. Everyone just looks at me funny when I tell them I'm an Applied Linguistics major, but I don't mind because languages are my passion.

3 College Junior

Transportation: This Is LA – You need a car to get around. The buses are pretty fast and reliable though.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Very Diverse – This is as good as it gets. At UCLA, you have all kinds of people from different cultures and backgrounds.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Alright – The dorms at UCLA are ok, but not great. It really depends on the building and the type of room that you choose. Triples in the halls are extremely cramped, but the plaza rooms are better.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: One of the Best – My friends often visit in anticipation of eating at our dining halls. Then they complain about how bad their food is compared to ours.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Sigh Biology – I was already head over heels for science. Once I attended UCLA's Freshmen Orientation and saw the multitude of friendly people and the such ease they were having with their classes, that I just stayed with Biology as my major. I'm completely looking forward for my future science and math classes.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Extremely Safe ...No Really – My future campus's crime rate is completely low compared to schools worldwide.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: A Thrilling Aroma – The university is surrounded by museums, shopping centers and lots of restaurants, but overall a pleasant peaceful environment is felt.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Big Blue Bus – The fastest way to travel besides by car is through the big blue bus. This bus has a direct route to UCLA called the S12, Super 12. Any other bus would take forever to get you to school or back but if you take the bus, make sure to take the super 12 because its fast and affordable. Only $.35 to ride if your a student.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very Diverse – If your looking fore diversity, then UCLa is the place to find it. ALthough there is not an equal amount of each race, you can probably find at least one person from a certain country. UCLA puts in extra effort to fill the school with rich culture.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The Closer the More Expensive but Convenient – The closer the housing is to the school,the more expensive the rent becomes. However, most of the housing I saw were close by to a shopping center. The school provides off campus housing but you would need to ask the admissions office for help regarding which places are open. If you were to find your own housing then it becomes cheaper but it is more of a hassle.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Strict when they need to be but not too controlling to disallow fun.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Don't Pay Attention – The school focuses too much on sports. They shouldn't be any focal part of a school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great clean and accessible dorms. Felt like a hotel, which was awesome, but then again kind of bland. Everything is great!

4 College Junior

Academics: Competitive South Campus – Students are very competitive, especially for South Campus science majors at UCLA. There were some classes that I where I did the best I could but only got a B+ because of the curve. Professors and TA's vary greatly in quality, so students should check before you register. Freshman classes are around 300 students, and upper level classes are around 100 students.

1 College Freshman

Parking: In One Word: Headache – Los Angeles provides adequate public transportation for students wanting to travel to nearby cities. However if you decide to bring a car, you will most definitely regret the decision. Both the campus and neighboring city Westwood are absolutely devoid of parking spots. And if you happen to find a parking spot be wary of where you parking because the parking police hand out tickets like candy.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: City Provides a Melting Pot – Much like in the city of Los Angeles, there are many different races and types of people at UCLA. They are a large percentage of the student body and have many outlets through which to participate in the school.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus can be a hassle at times although it is not a huge problem. Best advice is to arrive early so you can have a nice parking spot. Even though parking permits are a bit costly, it is worth it rather than pay-by-day service.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not a Problem – Drinking is not really a major problem on campus but it does depend on the crowd you surround yourself with. Although there are regulations that students must deal with, it is not an issue that affects the campus as a whole.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe – Even though the large campus of UCLA might be a little intimidating to most students it is a very safe school. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and the staff is always there to help each student. I feel very comfortable walking around, no matter the time of day, and safety has never really been a concern for me and my fellow peers.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very cliquey. Whites only talk to whites, asians only talk to asians...etc.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UCPD does a good job of protecting UCLA's campus. They are constantly on call and I have never had an issue with security or safety on my campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Cheap Transport – Public transportation is really good around UCLA. You can take a bus anywhere--Santa Monica pier, Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach, even to Westwood. Students can get discounts with their ID. UCLA also has buses for those living nearby or just to get across campus. And of course, you can always walk.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The students at UCLA are very involved in sports, whether it be in club/intramural or showing support for our varsity teams. There are countless sports available--we even have a Quidditch team.


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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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