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4 College Junior

Technology: I do not use them but from what I have seen, there are not many complaints. A lot of people use the laptops offered by the school and take them to each class with them.

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4 College Junior

Academics: There is a lot offered for anthropology majors. Because it has smaller classes than the average major, there are more opportunities to get individual research.

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4 College Junior

Academics: UCLA is great, but its nothing special. Most people make it out to be so much more than it really is.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: there is definitely a great variety of places you can eat at and each place offers more than enough choices, uncluding vegan

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: people go party thursday nights but there are always EMTs and ambulances close by for anyone in trouble or needing assistance. but for the most part, everyone parties responsibly

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3 College Junior

Local Area: UCLA is located a little over 10 miles from downtown. It's on the quarter system though, so school moves very fast and you will have less time to go out than you think. With a car, you can get anywhere you can think of, as long as you don't mind bumper to bumper traffic and no parking spaces anywhere. The residence halls (not suites or plazas) are really social, and once you get older and move off campus there's a lot going on in the apartments. The bar scene is walkable distance and there's always deals.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally haven't felt unsafe on campus, and there are many resources available to those who do, but every once in a while a story about some psycho on sorority row or some crotch grabber outside of the rec center circulates. I feel like there's staff everywhere to help in the event a problem comes up and they give you emergency phone numbers to save in your phone. When I lived in the dorms, I'd always leave my door open for whoever was passing by to stop in, we never had a problem with theft. There's night escort services if you find yourself far from home and don't want to walk alone.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I have to say that the sciences at UCLA are quite rigorous and provide an excellent education and preparation. I was in PhySci and it is packed with pre meds. This made it competitive but the quality of nearly all the courses was very high. In the sciences it is important to also get involved in a lab or projects, attend seminars and generally find your niche!

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I'm in Physiological Science. I've been very impresses with all of my professors thus far. they have all been active in their respective fields and are well published and respected. I've had some of the most well placed instructors who know the top people in our field and who can provide assistance and networking for career development.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Very good transportation around campus. The only thing missing is a good train system near the campus. However buses cover everything you might need, also the zip cars from the school, school rental bikes (45 per month), and car pooling cover every other need!

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: California weather! It rarely rains. It is sunny and mostly warm most of the time. The summer can get hot at times, but the quickly passes! It is beautiful.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of choices, but the dorms are costly. UCLA is surrounded by apartments and the school even offers their own. There are Married Student Housing Units as well as Family units. There is a private bus that will take you there, since it is in the Mar Vista Area and not near campus. There is lots of bus service to UCLA, so you can save lots of money by living along one of the bus lines.
If you can afford to live on campus, you do get more of a social life.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of enthusiasm for Basketball and football. Especially high when we're against the overly financed USC teams.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The Unicops are nice if you aren't causing trouble.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: $11/day for parking, IF you can get it. If you must, CARPOOL

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have heard of minor occasions where drugs have been involved, but overall I have never seen it and I am never pressured for any of it.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: All the food here is amazing, especially the desserts.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone's dressed in fashionable summer clothes but not many guys are good looking. The girls are pretty though.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: It's sunny. I like the warm weather but it's easy to get tanned.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The dining halls, in my opinion, were awesome. Tons of choices, lots of hangout spots and lots of options whether you care about the freshman 15 or not

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Although the computers/laptops are fairly new, there doesn't seem to be enough of them at peak times throughout the year. They have a pager system for library computers, but there is always a line at the main library. there are tons of other computer labs on campus, so the wait times may be less at these labs. The school has WiFi throughout, so that helps if you already own a laptop.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is quite a bit of diversity on campus and every group has an association/fraternity/etc to cater to it. While everyone accepts and acknowledges these groups, there is not too much mixing between the groups.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants in Westwood, from California Pizza Kitchen and BJ's to In N Out and Five Guys. These are the bigger, more well-known places, but the smaller ones are great, too. Gushi--Korean cuisine--gives enormous portions of meat, rice, kimchi, etc. for less than $10. Angelino's Cafe--Italian--gives great quality pastas for around the same price. There's also, of course, Diddy Riese, famous for its cookies and ice cream. Everything is a bit more expensive now than it used to be ($1 to $1.25 for a scoop of ice cream, for example), but it's still extremely popular. There's almost always a line for it! So many dining options outside of campus--it's spectacular. Also, many places have discounts for UCLA students. Just ask them when you enter, and it's usually a 10-20% discount, if not a free side dish or drink.

5 College Junior

Weather: Beautiful weather. It is Los Angeles, after all. Rarely ever any rain, rarely ever very cold. When it's hot, it can get very hot, but that's what lecture hall AC is for!

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2 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campus is outrageously expensive: $250+ for a quarter permit (and you can't even park wherever you want anytime), $11 for a day permit in one of the parking lots or structures, and $18 for a day permit right next to the administrative/ professional school buildings. Ridiculous.
Most of the street parking off campus is only two hours, and this includes meter parking. Only one small part of Hilgard Avenue has free parking, but one side has street parking on Thursdays (the other side doesn't seem to have street parking), and it's extremely difficult to find a spot on this street since time is unlimited and it's free.
You really don't need a car on campus, though. Everything is walking distance, and you can always take the BruinBus (campus shuttle) to and from various locations.

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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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