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4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Have Been Better – We've had a recent slump in basketball but things are looking up!

4 College Junior

Majors: You can do either a BA or a BS with the anthropology major at UCLA so it's a perfect choice for pre-med students who want a little more emphasis on humanities.

4 College Junior

Majors: My Overall Experience – My overall experience has been wonderful. The professors are great, the campus is great: its an overall great school. My only complaint is that it there is sometimes a low availability of classes to enroll in that are prerequisites for your major which is frustrating.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Student Life on Campus – I am a transfer parenting student. Although I don't really party, whenever I do go out, there are plenty of events/hang out spots to go to and be apart of. The campus students do an excellent job of making everyone feel welcomed.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The girls I have met on campus are great people whom I have a lot in common with. I think I have met some life long friends here.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe during daytime hours but there have been some reported incidents of violence on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: So Much to Do – Westwood is full of restaurants and shops to help occupy your time. The atmosphere is really nice, because it is pretty much a college town. Certain places give discounts to UCLA students. The area is so nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love It – My campus is so diverse, there is always someone new to meet, or a new opportunity to experience. I would definitely choose my school again. I was way happier here than I expected to be.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Very Easy – To get into my major of environmental science, I simply had to fill out a form and meet with the major counselor. He was very helpful, and helped me plan out my schedule for the next 4 years in order to graduate on time.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Sunshine All the Time – The weather is pretty much perfect year round. We probably only had 2 or 3 rainy days last year. It is usually sunny and mild heat, very manageable. Also, the beach is near by so it does not get too hot or dry.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – There are rarely any crimes on the campus itself. I have personally walked alone on campus at night, and never had any scary encounters. Most of the crimes seem to happen in the areas near the apartments.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Expensive – Los Angeles is an expensive area to live in regardless, but it seems as if the apartments available to college students in the area are more expensive than the buildings are worth. However, there are a ton of options to choose from when apartment searching, ranging in prices and sizes, as well as location.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Despite the legal ban on the use of marijuana and underage drinking, it is hard to walk through the UCLA campus without coming across someone who is a frequent user of marijuana or alcohol. While there's certainly not much peer pressure to force others to partake in the consumption of alcohol or marijuana, non-users have a somewhat "turn-a-blind-eye" approach in response to friends drinking or doing weed.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I haven't gotten tired of the dining halls at UCLA- it is good food even if it can be repetitive at times. The new Asian dining hall, Feast, is always something to try especially if you get sick of the other dining halls- Feast is definitely different.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Hot Boys – The boys at UCLA are good looking, too bad most of the hotties are athletes and frat bros.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: That's What Frats Are for – For students under 21, it is all about the frat houses and apartments. It is especially easy for students living on the hill to walk down to Gayley and party hop since most parties are on that side of the campus.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: As Far as I Can Tell, All Good – I feel safe enough to walk around at night and have never felt unsafe on campus. It gets a bit sketchy at night if you're walking in the Westwood area by the main streets, but in general nothing at all dangerous. As a girl walking home alone at 11pm I have been fine all year.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Crowded and Expensive – The area is beautiful, but the houses that undergrads end up living in are run down and run by scamming landlords that just keep hiking up the rent. And parking is horrible. If you have the money to pay for something a mile or so from campus (can run around $1600/mo for a studio), then you'll be living the good life, but most students end up 4 to a one bedroom apartment. As grad-students people tend to venture off a bit further into cheaper areas and as a result have slightly better living conditions for less, but parking on campus becomes a necessity or you can try LA public transit - which is actually okay in this area.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Grad Schools Not Involved in Sports – As a grad student, you can go to games and cheer on top-notch teams, but there won't be many students your age there. The undergraduates are much better at staying involved. The same goes for club-sports, intramurals, etc... The only good perk is that there are great facilities that you have access to as a student.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty Good. Their are plenty of restaurants around the area, as well as supermarkets.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a great school that has plenty to offer if you are willing to put in the effort.

3 College Junior

Administration: Be Carefull. They do their jobs and are pretty strict about the rules, so just be aware.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It Was a Long Difficult Process – Financial aid in itself requires a little bit of work and patience. I had to file an appeal which took a lot longer than expected.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Not Much to Do Unless Your 21+ – The only real things to do around UCLA if you're under 21 is go crash some frat parties. If you're 21+ though a lot of people go to pint nights and clubbing. there are a few stores open and in and out if you just want to hang out with your friends just eating and talking.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Stick With House Parties – Clubs are great if you're over 21. If you are not, stick to house parties. You get better food and music and more friendlier and not so many of strange/scary people coming at you.

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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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