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Reviews 3682 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks don't really get in the way of anything, and there are enough non greeks that you can find any kind of party (usually better parties) outside of greek life

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Honestly a lot of the lessors take advantage of students since they don't know much about renting apartments. But since the prices of UCLA housing are so expensive its still worth it to try and find some reasonable off campus housing

3 College Junior

Local Area: Westwood gets small very very fast, and the fact that there isn't good transportation limits your options hugely if you don't have a car

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The parties don't get too crazy but there are always many little parties to hit up since everyone lives in basically a 10 block radius. Once you get over the lame frat parties and get into the normal people ones it gets a lot more chill. Weed is very prevalent

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3 College Junior

Majors: The internships are very competitive here, so its very hard to get one. Once you do get one, they give you limited responsiblities/leeway with anything because since most people won't get to know you on a personal level they don't trust you very freely. That being said all the facilities at ucla are absolutely impeccable and the staff is amazing so it will be worthwhile, but you have to work at it a long long time before you get to the good stuff.

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3 College Junior

Majors: In medical internships since everyone will be very smart they will most often look for personality so make sure you shine!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many different places to choose from and many favorite local spots as well that are delicious.

5 College Junior

Local Area: UCLA is right at the heart of Westwood which is a very clean city with very clean facilities!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: They are always building and remodeling the dorms. The triples are pretty cozy but the doubles are okay.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are university apartments available for all students, but it is difficult to get one because they are in high demand.

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5 College Senior

Campus Food: UCLA's dining halls were rated as one of the best university dining halls in the country. They have great variety and quality.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: UCLA is in the middle of LA, one of the most culturally diverse and exciting cities in the country!

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood is in easy walking distance of campus and they have a ton of great restaurants like In'N'Out, BJs, California Pizza Kitchen, and Diddy Riese.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: There is great ethnic diversity on campus and everyone is very accepting of each other.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is extremely driven at UCLA. They are all outgoing and determined to make something of themselves.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: My friend is an EMS on the campus and they do a great job of making sure everyone is safe at all times.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid office is very slow and doesn't get back to your calls. Also, they aren't very helpful with explaining what is going on with my aid.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Literally everyone at this school is attractive and intelligent. There is a good Cali vibe that emanates through campus, but there is also a lot of cultural fusion because of the thousands of international students we have; it's a great mix. People are very social and outgoing, and easily approachable. Most people are adventurous and love to explore LA. Students are very stylish, it's a great place to people watch because of the diversity.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The only reason I say that it's okay is because I wish I would have gotten more money. The process itself is pretty straightforward, and the financial aid office is easily accessible and helpful. UCLA just completed renovations on its website, so now all financial aid notifications and award amounts can be viewed in one place. UCLA is good at sending reminder emails about payments and keeping students up to date. If you're an out of state student, it is much harder to get aid, unless you have private scholarships.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at UCLA is really fun and a solid part of the community, but it doesn't run everything the way it does at some schools. Greeks throw lots of parties and have a big impact on the social atmosphere. Since UCLA is in such a confined area, there aren't many houses nearby, so the only other parties are apartment parties, which can get crowded. I am a non-Greek student, but have plenty of Greek friends, and never feel left out or awkward at all. The frat houses are very diverse, and the sorority houses are beautiful. The frat houses and sorority houses are on opposite sides of the campus, however, so there is no true Greek row.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's so fun to live on campus-- the residence halls are the best. Some students wanted the suite option, and so moved into plazas and suites, but found that they weren't nearly as social. Incoming freshman wanting to make friends have the best time in the classic residence halls, and it's super easy to bond. I strongly encourage all freshman to live in the classic residence halls. One of the four classic res halls, Dykstra, just got renovated and looks beautiful-- however, it was kind of a hasty job, because there have been plenty of issues this year with the building, such as broken elevators, broken shower stalls, and never-ending flushing toilets. It's still a great experience to live in, though, and the building is still very nice in comparison to most schools' residence halls.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My financial aid situation involved multiple trips to the Financial Aid Office. The scholarship I received from the university went straight to the tuition but I didn't receive my outside scholarships until October so I had to take out short term loans in the mean time. But other than that, they work with you to get your questions answered and are somewhat flexible when it comes to arranging your housing payments.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Maybe I'm the wrong person to be asked but Greek life doesn't really seem to make much of a difference. Their housing looks nice from the outside.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses vary depending on which professor you have and if you are interested in the material. There are some really great professors and there are professors who are THE WORST. Overall, there were more 'great' and 'average' professors than there were 'bad' professors though and for that I am grateful. I can't complain about the class size. I mean if it's a lecture hall with a lot of students there's always room in the front and/or online podcasts of the lecture.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from this school speaks for itself. The career center here is also fairly noteworthy due to the amount of services that are offered.

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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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