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5 College Junior

Weather: Its sunny and 70 degrees almost every day.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining in Westwood is pretty awesome. We have an In-N-Out so that tops the list. There are so many places to check out: Fat Sal's, Tommy's Taco, Gushi, Sepi's, Diddy Riese, BJ's, the list goes on.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Go Bruins!
110 NCAA national championships and counting.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I'm a guy so I don't worry about other guys.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great classes and amazing recognition nationwide

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The real downfall of living of campus if the walk.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation around LA isn't the BEST, but the bus only costs 50 cents for students, and it will take you right down to Santa Monica where you can enjoy a day on the beach!

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have yet to hear of any serious drug related issues, and besides marijuana (which is legal for medicinal purposes here in California), I have yet to even see any other type of drug. Marijuana is illegal on campus, however, despite state laws. The drug scene is very lowkey and does not play a very big part in students' lives.

5 College Freshman

Weather: LA is known for having beautiful weather, and it's sure not to disappoint. Does 70 and sunny everyday sound nice to you?

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Student life is awesome! There are so many clubs on campus that it's almost overwhelming. We have an old fashioned library and a new modern one, and the Jaans steps are a beautiful place to lay out on a nice day and study.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The buildings on campus are beautiful, and the dorms are really nice too! Although some of the older buildings could use some renovation, there is always improvement being made to campus. One of UCLA's famous acronyms is Under Construction Like Always.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: LA has so much to offer. There are schools nearby (Loyola Marymount University and our rival, USC) and LA is just one of the most vibrant cities in America. Hollywood is just around the corner, and if you want to take a shopping trip down Rodeo Dr. or go to a Lakers game, you can do it in a heartbeat.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UCLA has always had a reputation for having outstanding athletics. With the most national championships in the country and 11 NCAA championship titles for Basketball, sports are very exciting here. The legendary John Wooden coached basketball here, and our rec center is named after him.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are SO many places in LA to visit for food, and every possible type of cuisine is offered. If you want to go to Chinatown or more authentic Mexican places, you have every available option at your fingertips.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are always a ton of parties going on, and the Greeks are very enthusiastic about recruiting new members. You don't have to be in a sorority to go to parties, but for guys, if you're not in a fraternity, you're pretty hard pressed to get in to parties.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Westwood is a great part of LA. It's butted right up against Bel-Air and Beverly Hills, and therefore is a safe environment. There are always PLENTY of police officers around campus, and they are quick to answer any calls. I always feel safe here.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school. It's a beautiful campus, the people are so friendly, and it's such an experience to be able to live in LA, especially if you're from the Midwest like me!

5 College Freshman

Academics: UCLA has a reputation for having great academics, and it holds true. The classes are challenging, but thought provoking, and it's great to be surrounded by peers of your same caliber.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of resources for Science majors, although there are a LOT of kids interested in these resources. There are always a lot of internships available, and in a city like LA, you'd be surprised if there weren't. The workload is fairly heavy, but the faculty is good and there are plenty of TAs willing to help out.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is pretty expensive, and in Los Angeles, they're strict about it. You can (and will!) easily get a ticket if you don't have a permit, and there are virutally NO parking spaces off campus in the Los Angeles area.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: There are usually computer labs in every dorm, as well as the library and various other places. Each student gets $5 worth of free printing for the year, and the wireless access is usually pretty fast!

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: UCLA is rated #2 in the nation for campus dining! The food is excellent. There are SO many options, and we even have a dining hall committed solely to healthy eating. We also have a dining hall that specializes in authentic Asian food! The choices are endless.

4 College Freshman

Majors: UCLA has a great biology and research program, but the class sizes are often SO big because a majority of the students here are taking the same classes.

4 College Freshman

Majors: sometimes I just feel like this community may be too big for some of us, but we can always make our own smaller communities.

College Freshman

Majors: It all depends on the type of internship we get. Some can be bad, some can be good. A lot of the times, it's what you make of it.

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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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