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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: In-N-Out, Chipotle, Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, The Coffee Bean, boba places and more are really close to the dorms (in Westwood) and are also right by the movie theaters! I think there is a good variety of places that are reasonably priced.

Yamato Sushi is also great and is super cheap for a dine-in place.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Treehouse is a really popular place to hang out and have parties.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I've never really seen the administration get involved. People drink alcohol and do drugs all of the time. And when there were protests about the tuition hikes, I don't think the administration did anything to stop it. If they did, I just did not know about it.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: UCLA is consistently ranked in the top 5 for colleges with the best dorm food. Bruin Plate is my favorite place to go, but I definitely have friends who aren't into the healthy food. Covel and De Neve are American food (although Covel aims at Mediterranean and De Neve at Mexican) and have your typical pizza, pasta, and junk food. I never eat at Feast, which only has Asian food. As for the to-go places, Rendevous is a fusion of Chinese and Mexican; Bcaf has to-go sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee; Cafe 1919 has Italian food (pizza, paninis, and gelato).

I think there is a really great variety here at UCLA and the food is honestly really great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really like living with other students - most of my close friends live in my dorm and it's a great way to get to know people - but my building (Delta Terrace) is the oldest one on campus and is an absolute wreck. They're going to remodel it over the summer though and most of the other buildings are much nicer.

I highly suggest hanging out in the lounge and leaving your door open during the first few weeks after move in so that it's easier to make new friends!

3 College Freshman

Administration: Some things go unnoticed like drinking in the dorms because the RA can't barge into your room to see if you're drinking. Drug use is unacceptable and most people are given some sort of punishment as well as calling the police. Noise is not heavily monitored because this is a college dorm and it is impossible to make everyone quiet.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was easy to fill out the FAFSA and receive financial aid. They sent me an email when my financial aid notice was up, I had time to decide what to accept, and it was always easy to contact someone if I had any questions

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I personally do not like some of the dining halls like Feast or Rendezvous, but the other dining halls make up for that tenfold. Bplate is one of my favorite dining halls because of the multitude of healthy options, and the same goes for Covel when I just want to eat chicken, vegetables, and salad. The late night options are great even though they are unhealthy, but if I want to eat something late I'm never going to want to eat healthy. The value for a meal swipe is sometimes not that great, most obviously in using a swipe for a smoothie.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm is extremely small for three people, there is a continuous ant infestation, and the building itself is old and rundown. Socially, the housing is great as the people are friendly, and this dorm is close to all of the other on campus housing so it is easy to visit a friend in another building. This building is also very close to campus so that is another perk, and the housing mail center is next door so that is very convenient.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Dining halls are nice and clean, but busy. The menus are pretty good

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4 College Student

Campus Food: It's super convenient, delicious, and there are a lot of options.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pricey, but easy to find.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood has amazing dining options

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Rules are just like any other campus

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food is food, we love it all :)

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very easy and fair process to get housing!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: plenty to choose from, good atmosphere, within walking distance from campus, usually chill landlords

Cons: fill up fast, expensive!!!, hot (if no A/C), old, limited parking

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Almost everywhere in Westwood gives student discounts and there are a ton of great spots close to the apartments! A lot of places close early though so late night study food is hard to come by.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: Unless you're still in your first year or two of undergrad, the apartment party scene gets old really quick. Frats are disgusting and there is too much sexual pressure for hookups. The bars are the better choice for nightlife but unfortunately there aren't many in Westwood so you end up paying to Uber to Hollywood or Santa Monica.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Policies on parties, drinking, things like that are very lenient as long as nobody is harmed. Parking, on the other hand, is ridiculous. You'd think they would lower our tuition with the amount of money students pay for parking tickets.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is easy enough, but it is so difficult to qualify for scholarships and grants (in other words, "free" money). So instead I am now $50,000 in debt from loans.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The number and variety of dining halls is great! The meal plans are really expensive and inflexible though. There are set times that you can eat a meal, and your money goes to waste if you happen not to use all of your swipes within the week. The food is delicious though so that makes up for it.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Students at UCLA got lucky with the housing. Sure, some houses have a few poor qualities like lack of A/C, but overall the dorms are great! I wish it were socially acceptable to live in dorm housing all four years of undergrad because it is the greatest experience. You make such great friendships, the dining hall food is incredible, and it takes all the stress of apartment life away.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of housing opportunities, but I wish it were cheaper.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of choices, but they often close too early.

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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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