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Reviews 3496 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: there are a lot of options right outside of campus particularly Italian restaurants. the hardest thing to find are decent Mexican restaurants.

3 College Junior

Weather: Heat in Los Angeles fairly bearable and rain is usually not a major problem though occasionally it causes some flooding in areas of the campus particularly if they are near sites under construction. The only bad aspect of the weather is how irregular it can be regardless of season.

3 College Junior

Local Area: there is much to see around the campus and if the storefronts and theaters of Westwood are not your thing, Hollywood and Santa Monica are just one fairly inexpensive bus ride away. However, if you crave a little calm and solitude outside of the campus libraries you might have to search a little hard.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: there aren't clubs near by to walk to. But the campus have a many events you can attend

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I give an A because this campus provide free public transportation. I love bruin bus!!

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I'm a Studio Art major and the students do really impressive and progressive projects here. Major down side: I've had two non-permanent faculty instructors and I would say both were highly NOT qualified to teach at all never mind at UCLA...

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Unique to UCLA is being in LA. Westwood is a great little village to hide in but then you get to explore LA if you choose to. Public transportation or by your own means, this is where a lot is going on.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Surprisingly, I've had some outstanding professors and some really terrible ones. To the extent that I do not know how they could possibly be qualified to teach.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Computer labs on campus are very accessible especially on-campus housing facilities. Computer labs consists of both PCs and Macs, which is really fun if you don't own a Mac yourself. Printing is also available for student use. Although after a certain amount of prints you do have to may 5 cents per black and white page. Color is more expensive but the quality is worth it. As far as on campus computer labs, printing services are limited and hard to find.

4 College Freshman

Administration: UCLA housing policies are the only ones I can see affecting student social life. Such as under age drinking which is 100% illegal. ALthough if you are of age (like transfer students) who are technically allowed to drink in your room, you just cant make noise after quiet hours. Some of the consequences of you getting caught being disruptive after quiet hours is being written up by you RA and even setting up a meeting with your Residential Director to talk about further consequences. Some may even get you kicked out of housing.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UCLA campus is so beautiful and amazing. The campus is aways very clean and well taken care of. Although the buildings are fairly old, the historic impression they leave you with make you feel like you are part of a continuing legacy. The social aspect is the typical college scene with your frat boys and parties. As a boy or a girl you wont be disappointed in the way people look because everyone is very good looking. As far as clubs UCLA has many clubs and organizations that you are bound to find one that is ideal for you. And in the strange event if that does happen you can go get a group of fellow bruins and make your very own!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UCLA are first division sports school and the student support that games and events receive is very big. Not only students but alumni show their bruin pride by going to games. Major sports at UCLA is obviously football and basketball. Some of our basketball players have older sibling in the NBA such as Gasol, who will probably joining the NBA himself soon or later. Overall sport events at UCLA are incredible and you definitely feel the bruin pride for your school as the immense crowd cheers for YOUR school. Its amazing!

3 Recent Alumnus

Technology: lots of them but there are lots of people who want to use them

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a terminal right outside school making it very convenient to catch a bus, only $1, and the buses range to various locations.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities at UCLA are unique. The Wooden Center is a hot spot for athletic types, there are countless locations to study around campus from several libraries to relaxing green lawns. The school puts on fun activites throughout the year, such as the UCLA vs. USC bonfire or Dance Marathon.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UCLA's location makes it a fun place to explore. Santa Monica beach, downtown LA, or Hollywood are not too far away and right outside school, in Westwood, their is a varirty of shops and restaurants to enjoy. Public transportation is conveniently located all around the school making it easy to plan trips. It is a very entertaining place to live in.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: I would say UCLA lacks in terms of ethnic/racial diversity. The school is widely known for having a large population of Asian students, which is true, but it needs to improve its range of diversity. There are, of course, other international students but it is evident that the majrity of the student population is comprised of Asian ethnicities. UCLA should strive to make the school a well rounded representation of various backgrounds.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are many places to study on campus. Ranging from libraries to study room, study places are available. The professors are amazing; I love my math and science teachers because they are always available to help! The workload is average; I would say it is not too overwhelming. During finals week it is overwhelming though, as all of your exams seem to stack up.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love heading down to Westwood and always discovering new stores and restaurants. From Victoria Secret to Diddy Riese, Los Angeles has it all. It is a very welcoming place for children, as the streets are filled with candy stores and different assortments of ice cream, and food. I personally love going to Ross to shop!

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: They have added beautiful buildings. Its quiet, even when students are roaming the campus. The disability program is outstanding. I will say that they need more experienced people to run the financial aid counter. They have young students there with. "it all depends.... On the tip of their tongue. Its almost like they were programmed to say it.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I see a lot of people from different cultures. There are quite a few international students in my major and a lot of the other students are from other national backgrounds and are fluent in their native language. A portion of my instructors are from other countries also. Everyone seems really tolerant, gets along well and socializes together after class.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't see a lot of drug use, probably because I am in health related graduate program. Alcohol is used pretty regularly.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a lot of Greeks at our school. Some of them are really nice and others are really stuck up, so it just depends. The frats are who mainly throw the parties at this school.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: everyone is pretty fit and the looks are a little bit above average.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants are great, but I wish there was more of a variety.


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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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