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3 College Senior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity but they single themselves out and keep to themselves instead of working together.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's in a pretty safe place of Los Angeles. On campus is safe and off campus is safe so far from what I have seen. I have walked off and around off campus many times and have yet to feel unsafe.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have people of all races, economic backgrounds, political beliefs, religion, and sexual orientation. No one is alone.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There are people of many different races, but it mainly is comprised of asians and whites. A good amount of out-of-state students, although most are from California.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: A diverse population of both guys & girls. Different looks, styles, interests, etc. I love the diversity here!

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is gorgeous. During the fall months, you should dress in layers.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at UCLA are top notch. The teachers here are at the top of their field.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Engineers and Pre-Med have a higher workload and it's extremely competitive. Being in humanities is ok, challenging yet manageable

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5 College Junior

Academics: Extremely competitive academics. Work hard play hard attitude

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They are very social but far from campus (15-20 min walk). It is also pretty small rooming for triples.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computer labs are limited and slightly crowded. Also you have to pay for printing. Sometimes the log-ins don't work but then just so happen to work.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life treats the new admits very well, perhaps better than the old ones.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is beautiful in Los Angeles. You don't even need air conditioning.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining hall food is fantastic at UCLA! I absolutely love it. The only problem that I have with food is the times that the dining halls are open/closed. I did not like having times where you couldn't eat, and I don't like not eating when I want to and then stuffing myself because it's buffet style, but the actual food is delicious.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: On campus I feel pretty safe walking at night. I'm a petite girl, so safety has always been one of my main concerns. Once you get to the off campus apartments, some streets are pretty dark, and I feel less safe there. Overall, I don't feel safety is a major problem at UCLA.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a Psychobiolog major (half Bio, half Psych). I love the major but some of the Psych classes are ridiculously boring, especially the lower division ones! Upper division classes are definitely a lot more interesting, but every since class is a lot of work.

3 College Junior

Academics: There are many classes that need to be passed, at least as a science major, but they are manageable. The work load is pretty large, but since UCLA is on quarter system, ten weeks pass by in a flash, and that is why classes teach so much material.

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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Look down at you feet. This is how you'll get around campus and surrounding areas. Prepare for a 15-20 minute walk up and down numerous steps just to get to class. But hey, you won't gain the freshman 15 at least.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is extremely incompetent. They have changed my EFC from what the FAFSA has said it should be two years in a row, and the appeal process takes forever. They also said they never received my W2 forms when they had them the whole time, delaying the process even more. They are hard to get in touch with and not very helpful on the phone.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I go to UCLA and while I enjoy some classes, they are extremely difficult and require a lot of time. There is no such thing as an easy class here. For the most part teachers and TAs care, but you'll get a few that couldn't care less if you pass or fail. In a lecture of 150+ people, it's really difficult to feel important.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic events are very lively and exciting. Some of the best athletes in the country.

5 College Junior

Majors: I do not believe that your major defines your career and although Chicano Studies is not very sought after, I am very happy with my choice. I could not imagine doing another major.

5 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship but there are many available to students.

5 College Junior

Majors: Becoming a Chicano studies major was fairly easy and they were very supportive,

3 College Junior

Academics: Registration process can be stressful, but you get the hang of it after a couple quarters. Workload is heavy if you want to do well, but it also depends on what and how many classes you're taking.

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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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