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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a partier, but generally there are always parties on Thursday and Friday, sometimes Saturday.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: No student discounts, close by, lots of options, average price.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: Most things are average in security. Must get checked into dorms after 9PM. Many parking violations.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid favors in state students, so being out of state, it's difficult to get aid.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Compared to many other school, we have very large varieties of food and they're very good! The halls use real dishware, silverware, glasses, and mugs. There are multiple to-go places as well, but most are closed on the weekends. Some swipes can be expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on what type you have, they can be small or big. A residential hall is generally pretty small, but a plaza or suite is spacious. Halls are very social and plaza and suites are more quiet. Communal bathrooms for halls are cleaned daily, while private bathrooms once a week.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a good Mexican restaurant that I've tried, but I haven't tried any others yet.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are very busy but they get back through emails when possible.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I like the Wolfgang Puck restaurant

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know much about it other than it is typically much cheaper than UCLA's housing. UCLA also owns apartments that it subleases to students.

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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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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

4 people found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

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

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

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

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood has amazing dining options

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: Rules are just like any other campus

4 College Sophomore

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

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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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