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4 College Freshman

Athletics: UCLA is a Division I school with amazing athletics all around. Sporting events are a great opportunity to boost students' morale and love of being a true Bruin! It's really cool to see athletes walking around, because at UCLA, everyone has achieved excellence in something that he or she does.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Unless a student is in Greek life, that student will probably think negatively about Greek life in general. Luckily, UCLA does not have such an oppressive Greek life that makes such a presence on campus, but many fraternities and sororities have mediocre reputations for partying too hard, and not studying enough. Top houses for fraternities and sororities have immense houses very close to campus where the students can live.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The UCLA dorms feel nice and homey, with carpeted floors and soft lights, unlike other campus' dorms, that have austere white brick walls. There are many different types of dorms at UCLA. Most first years live in classic residence halls, where rooms are very small, and have one men's and one women's bathroom for the hall. Most rooms here are triples, and fewer are doubles. A room with 3 people is a very tight fit, and there is not much room for multiple people to sit or stand in. There is a maid service that comes in every day to clean the bathroom, which is fantastic, and I never feel like I'm ever in a dirty space. Another type of dorm is a suite, in which two rooms are connected to a private bath. Here, the rooms are much larger than a room in a residence hall, and these rooms also provide a chest and a dresser for each student. A last major type of dorm is a plaza, which means that each room has its own private bath. It is not cheap to live at UCLA, and housing costs quite a lot, as a plaza type room for 2 people can cost almost $20,000. A great amenity that some residence buildings have are recreation rooms that can hold exercise equipment such as ellipticals, or ping pong tables. Some residence buildings are closer to certain dining halls and take out options, and so depending on which place a student might prefer, it may be more convenient to live in a certain dining hall. The housing process is not easy because there is so much demand for the same types of living arrangements, making it very unlikely that students will get their first choices.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The closest off-campus dining options are all located in Westwood, which can be at least a mile's walk away. There are multiple fast food and chain restaurant options such as In-N-Out, Chipotle, Chik-Fil-A, and Coffee Bean that are all affordable options. An extremely popular sweets place is Diddy Riese, where students can get ice cream sandwiches for $1.75. Other quick service and take out options that are popular among students, but are more pricey include Gushi, a Korean place offering items such as bowls with rice and meat, and Fat Sal's, a heavy sandwich place. Sit down restaurants are not as frequented by college students, and are more expensive.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's hard to be bored living in the city. However, without your own car, it's difficult to go places (bussing is a hassle and taxis/uber costs money).

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Admin is generally very polite and easy to work with.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't yet had experience living off-campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm enjoying my stay in Delta Terrace because of the space of the plaza (although the bathroom could be significantly cleaner).

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm indifferent to Greek life and never considered rushing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: College overall has been a great learning experience, as I live on my own and grow not only intellectually, but also spiritually and independently.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have not received any scholarships or financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Pre-med majors are generally extremely competitive and unique resources hard to come by.

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Off-Campus Dining: Westwood has a number of cheap and convenient eating locations.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football and basketball games are the most popular, while other athletics are often neglected by the student population.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It is not feasible to eat off campus regularly due to the high cost.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are hard but enjoyable. It is absolutely necessary to put in work.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The fan support is surprisingly underwhelming, but UCLA produces champions year after year.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful and there are tons of aesthetics for students.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: For underage students, the city of Westwood does not have a lot to offer. However, it is possible to organize a day trip to the beach or into Los Angeles.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UCLA is in a very wealthy neighborhood, so there is little risk of mugging/robbery.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are small, but manageable. The food is the best in the country.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The main venue for parties is frat row.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a great variety of food at UCLA. I like Feast and De Neve the best,but frequently go to Rendezvous and Bruin Plate as well. It is hard to get tired of the food because you can always find something different.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Students get involved by attending different sporting events. Football and basketball are the most popular, but I have enjoyed many soccer games that had good sized crowds.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: In-n-out right down the street and Fat Sals. AMAZING

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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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