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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the metropolitan atmosphere and there's always something to do here in the bustling city of Los Angeles. There is public transportation readily available and access to different ethnic cuisines. Most importantly, I love the people here.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School is great, meeting new people and being introduced to new cultures.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: UCLA is the 2nd best public school in the world. They provide a wide array of academic and other experiences, along with many resources to help their students succeed and become the best they can be.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love UCLA so much. It's become my home away from home.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCLA is amazing school with plenty of intelligent professors. The campus is rather large, but it is also beautiful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: school made me realize how life works

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school atmosphere is great and there's a diverse range of people, but the school is very big.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: overall, ucla is a great school. Everyday you learn something new

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: All of my friends come from different walks of life and it's incredible!

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's a public campus so anyone can walk around at any time of day, but the police and CPO officers are very helpful in maintaining campus safety.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are interesting and professors are so knowledgeable!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on what apartment you live in, there's a lot of top quality options.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on if you live in North Village or South of Wilshire, your experience varies a lot. I have only lived South of Wilshire, and the apartments are huge and much less expensive than North Village, and students in this area are serviced by a free student shuttle that comes every 15 minutes, so I think that is worth it. However, North Village tends to be smaller and a lot pricier and a lot louder.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: I think this depends on your definition of Party Scene. There are a lot of kickbacks, but huge outrageous parties aren't super common.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very few places offer student discounts, but there are a ton of options!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Administration: I feel that the issues that the campus reps are strict about are related to individual safety, and otherwise we are not denied from expressing ourselves in any way we can.

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: Short and simple, once I completed the FAFSA I never had many issues with Financial Aid. The Bruin Blue and Gold plan is an amazing program and guarantees your financial aid for 4 years, so this has helped significantly.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Food: There are a ton of different food options available for every person, and it is very easy to customize your meals to your dietary needs and preferences.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: UCLA has very expensive housing, but it is very close to campus so that is a perk. Most dorms are air conditioned, high rise style, and there are a variety of different housing options for different individuals, ranging from co-ed floors with triple rooms and shared bathrooms, to private suites. Again, this comes back to cost, but there are many options available.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I can't speak about it that much because I only been to a couple, but depending on what kind of party it is reflects the experience you will have.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I was searching for off-campus housing this year and for UCLA's off-campus was gone the first day so I had to look for private apartments. The apartments I look at for the most part were good, but it didn't work out for me this year.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off- Campus dining is great. There are variety of restaurants from common restaurant to ethnic and local.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I think UCLA is a pretty safe campus. They have several way they protect their student by checking in each person in the residential halls to walking student from and to places at night.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I would say its between okay and bad because even though I am getting by, the amount I still have to pay is ridiculous and there are scholarship, but most of them are too specific or if your in the middle class family range then you don't qualify. It's an on going process.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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