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Reviews 3682 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, but I do hear stories about other people. In addition, flyers are posted on campus warning students of crimes such as assault.

3 College Junior

Administration: Punishments Are Fair – If the Resident Assistants find underage drinking or drug use happening in your room, they will have to report you; however, it depends on how lenient your Resident Assistant is. Usually if you are caught for underage drinking or drug use by the police, they will give you a warning for the first time. Academic dishonesty however is taken very seriously. A little mistake can lead to a meeting with the dean and serious consequences such as probation, suspension, or even dismissal.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking and Smoking – When walking around campus, you will usually see people smoking. Drinking is popular, but if you do not drink there is no pressure.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There really is no drug scene unless you're at a party and around those who partake in them. The campus is also tobacco-free.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The safety is alright, you occasionally see a campus police here and there, but there should be more securities roaming the campus just in case.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The food is alright, nothing too exciting to look forward too.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm very happy with my current major, which is psychology. However, I am a bit unsure if I will continue in this major. I'm considering sociology. My decision is not due to anything wrong with the program, but more of a change in interest.

3 College Senior

Academics: Being an Anthropology major, I will say the curriculum can be a bit dry at times. There is not a huge selection of interesting classes and many of the "good/fun" classes with the good professors fill up fast. The left overs are very slim pickings, and I would recommend reviewing each professor before you take a class! I have been lucky to have gotten some good professor but you MUST seek them out. I give it a "B" rating due to the lack of selection on classes, my favorite classes have been my electives thus far.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Westwood is an awesome little town! There's lots to do from watching a movie to enjoying a nice dinner. The beach is close, there's the Hammer Museum, etc. You can't go wrong with coming to UCLA!

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are various computer labs all around campus. They are all of good quality, so you can't really complain.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife is pretty active. There's lots going on in Westwood, Santa Monica, etc. The only hard part is being allowed entrance to some of these parties since most are hosted by fraternities and sororities.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus eating can get pretty pricy if you are not careful. Selection is not bad.


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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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