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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors really are experts in their fields, and most love teaching it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are plenty of resources available to build a career plan.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's not a five star hotel, but it's better than expected. They did remodel a lot of the buildings.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know a lot about Greek life, but i do know they throw a lot of parties, and are basically the life of social activity at night.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletes aren't doing great this year, but for the most part they are living up to UCLA's successful athletic reputation.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I came in with high expectations, so I wasn't necessarily amazed. But UCLA is still an awesome school. Someone with normal expectations would be amazed. It's very well rounded, and plenty of opportunities to discover new things!

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty small

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe because we have undercover cops

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally I am not in a conventional sorority (major-centered) so I'm not around normal Greek life much. Most people don't seem to react to it although a lot of people participate.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are pretty big on campus but as a music major I don't pay any attention to them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UCLA because of my professors. They are what really makes it a good school. They care a lot about student learning and they show it through how they push myself and my colleagues.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We do have a service where a security guard will walk you to your dorm at night if needed. There are little telephone boxes everywhere to alert authorities if there is anything wrong. There are frequently UCLA police around so I do feel safe. The campus is open however, so sometimes things can be sketchy at night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I do like the amount of different courses offered at UCLA. However, so teachers I hear really do not deliver like they should. Personally, my professors were all great. For other students, I have heard a lot of complaints. The class sizes work for what they are and don't get too crowded.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I definitely believe that having a degree from UCLA will put you above other applicants for a job. There are career fairs all the time that I see people attending. The alumni network is large and many people come back and talk to the undergrad about job opportunities available.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really love living on campus because everything is easily accessible. I live in a plaza triple, so i have a private bathroom. My building is a little less social because we inherently do not need to leave our rooms, but I have made great friends. No matter where on The Hill you live, you will always live with in walking distance to a dining hall and/or to go place. There is a convenience store that is very central in the residential area. The housing process is very fast and easy, bill pay is also very easy.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I pledged a fraternity but did not continue because my parents did not want me involved. However, I do believe that being in Greek Life can greatly enhance one's college life. Greek life offers relief for students who want to party or get drunk. Greeks are largely thought of as equals on campus and it doesn't really matter if you participate. Greeks are required to live in the house for at least one quarter or more depending on the fraternity. Some frats/sororities are smaller and have less options for housing.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gyms at UCLA are great. They have all kinds of equipment for lifting and recreational sports. A lot of students are involved with IM sports, a lot of people attend sporting events. The facilities are all very clean and offer many activities.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love the environment at school. Everyone is really nice and likes to have fun, but also because of the caliber of the school, the students all work very hard too. It is easy to find your niche.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. I have not personally been a victim of crime, but I know it is never completely safe anywhere. Always take precaution. Never leave your stuff unattended.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like how dorms are a walkable distance from classes. However, the rooms are small, especially triples. I share a room with two other girls, and we definitely need more closet space! It is pretty social, though, but it depends on you. You get what you put in. Make an effort to be social by leaving your door open, and you'll meet people.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is really lively at UCLA. There are parties every week. There is a whole row of fraternity houses once you walk out to Westwood. However, it gets a little loud for those who live in apartments.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: There's a lot of school spirit. You are a true bruin when you want to know the score of a game but you don't care about sports at all. I love seeing the school spirit we have.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the environment and the people. However, it is so competitive and difficult to do well, especially if you're pre-med. I felt like I studied hard, but I did not get the grade that I wanted.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think safety is a number one thing that the campus ensures so that students feel safe and secure.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is very close to campus and there is a variety of events and functions they provide to keep you social and engaged.

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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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