YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 4095 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

{{ error }}
close
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The view is alright from the dorm room. The lounge has a great view. Bed bugs are a common problem here. Although the situation is taken care of quickly and efficiently and preventative measures are taken.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a car system connected to the school's police department that drives students who are injured or lost or carrying heavy items and they take you wherever you need to go. The campus crime prevention is efficient in the sense that the police work as quickly as possible to investigate right as soon as you call them and notify them.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had trouble with my fafsa. There was a lot of information that i did not know and my parents did not know. It got confusing but i spoke with my counselor and their resolved everything.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very distinguished social environment. People are always friendly but very exclusive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: No one really complains about the availability or any of the cons except for the distance. They eventually get used to the walking or go to class by car.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They really trust their students and engage in educating them about safety and honesty.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: There is always something to do. Public transportation is easily accessible, like uber or lyft. Nearby cities like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Downtown LA, provide a joyful, eventful atmosphere.

1 person found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Almost had to drop out because I couldn't afford it, and I know multiple students who were the same.

3 people found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Way expensive, hard to find, but they kick you off campus (which is even more expensive) so you have to find an expensive apartment to share a tiny room with three people.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The Club Sports department is pretty good at making sure nothing gets done. For one team I was on, our coach quit after a year of not receiving proper paychecks.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It was very easy and probably not selective enough.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I could go my whole career there and only care about Greek Life because they constantly give out flyers on BruinWalk.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I don't party a lot, but if I wanted to I know I could go somewhere fun. Not sure about safe, but fun.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: So expensive. De Neve is closest to campus and there are minimal hills, but the better, more spacious dorms are way at the top of the hill.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Way too much bureaucracy, I'm not sure how they function

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I chose not to go Greek for personal reasons but I have plenty of friends who are Greek and they exemplify the different types of characters that you would see in any given fraternity/sorority

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Local Area: Westwood/Santa Monica area is a very vibrant place for people I feel specifically at my age.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: You don't declare your major. You have to apply for it. The specific department has to approve of your GPA as well as your fulfillment of the prerequisites. It can become difficult with given time constraints.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: You can find opportunities where ever you look. You just have to apply yourself

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I honestly haven't heard of any legitimate cases where people have been raped. I've heard of one regarding some close friends but it seemed blown out of proportion.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Party Scene: It really is great. There are a lot of fun things to go to but the reality is that people are far too motivated in their pursuit of their futures that it seems somewhat more tame than other schools. Overall students at UCLA play hard, but work even harder.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I couldn't ask for better. It is perfect for a college town restaurant feel. There are several chain restaurants but there are also spots that UCLA is known for like Fat Sal's and Gushi.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: The FAFSA process is all too delicate with passwords and sign in and pin numbers. We had to wait a while in order to keep getting confirmations for all that was necessary. I don't qualify for grant money but enough to borrow as much as we need. I find that very unfortunate for people of my demographic.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Its was really easy finding housing when you have other friends that give up their leases from the previous year and allow to take over the lease. The pros is that all off campus housing is in Westwood, which the neighborhood right next to the campus. Even the furthest parts of Westwood are about a 15 minute walk from your front door to your first class given the size of the UCLA campus. The cost can be rather high for a college budget. If you are a transfer student like myself there are off campus apartments that are specified for transfers.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Great food, fair pricing, lots of variety and all easy walking distance from campus

2 people found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of California - Los Angeles

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!