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4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are over 5,000 courses offered and over 150 majors. The academic enrichment, opportunities, and learning truly is world-class, the best of the best!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe living in the dorms at UCLA. I hear stories of occasional thefts though but I believe that happens in every college campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Convenience of Housing – Housing is pretty great, and everything is very easy and convenient for the people that live in the dorms. There are laundry rooms, workout rooms, and the dining halls are extremely close to the dorms. There is also a cleaning service, so the only thing you need to do to to keep the room neat is to vacuum and take out the trash.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is amazing! Always pretty hot, and the pools here are always crowded with people trying to get a tan. It obviously rains a bit during winter, but it's mostly great California weather.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Anderson school of management offers amazing opportunities for those who would like to get an MBA. The GAP program offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills in a global setting

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Los Angeles is a great city. It's a cultural hub. Regardless of what you prefer you can find something to do. It's close to amazing museums, the beach and great nightlife.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of students go watch the games on campus. The most popular ones are basketball and american football. There are buses that take you to the UCLA Rosebowl football stadium.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: They're always bruinbus that runs around campus. There's also public buses in Westwood.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Very diverse! So many ethnicities and cultures! Its amazing!

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are many hot guys here but I think the girls are prettier here.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It's safe on campus. Off campus can be sketchy but not like the hellhole at U$C. Student Health is pretty good.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Girls are hot, diverse, and all over the place. Even a guy like me can land a 10.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Great Greek scene. Plenty of opportunities to find a niche.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UCLA is in westwood, surrounded by Brentwood, Beverly Hills, and BelAir. I don't there is a safer place in Los Angeles. As a girl, I feel totally comfortable walking around the campus alone at night, and Westwood is totally safe as well (but travel with a buddy to be safe). Campus security is on top of their game: UCPD is prompt and seem to allows be floating around the apartments on weekends. Also, the Community Service Officers are student who are paid to do rounds on different parts of campus at night, and if you feel unsafe walking back to your room late at night, they will escort you there for peace of mind.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: UCLA is actually really strict about partying in the dorms. RAs do rounds and there are announced room inspections. We aren't allowed to have any alcohol bottles (closed, open, empty, or full) in the rooms and definately no weed. They are really strict about this stuff, and its annoying, but the reason I gave it a C is that getting writtn up (the typical punishment for this) is NOT a big deal. Usually it just involves talking to an adult member of the Office of Residential Life and maybe completing an online course module of alcohol safety or something.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You're in luck, I was a housing tour guide for UCLA Bruin Day, our admit weekend. Here's a break down of each type of dorm on the "hill."

HALLS:
names- sproul, sproul cove/landing, rieber, hedrick, dykstra
setup/amenities- shared bathroom in hallway (one for boys, one for girls), coed floors, doubles or triples, two lounges per floor
pros- REALLY social, these are the dorms where you get to know who you're living with the most. This is the true college experience.
cons- small rooms (especially triples), loud all the time

PLAZAS:
names- de neve dorms, reiber terrace/vista, hedrick summit
setup- air conditioning!!! doubles/triples with bathroon shared between two rooms, 2 lounges per floor
pros- really nice living arrangement, rooms are bigger than halls, most 2nd years, quieter, cleaner
cons- less social than halls

SUITES:
names- hitch and saxon
setup- two bedrooms (doubles or triples) with a shower and living room area, separated by buildings, less than 100 people per building
pros- TONS of space, good for having people over, quieter
cons- not the freshman experience, pretty antisocial (you have you really put yourself out there and seek out friends here), way less of a community, expensive

other than housing, food at ucla is the best, seriously.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great at UCLA! Because most people have left the dorms by their third-year at the latest, all of the apartments around the campus are taken over by UCLA students. Most of the apartments are within 5-10 minutes campus walking, which is really convenient, and the area around UCLA is super safe, so their's no issues walking back to your apartment off-campus late at night. The only this is that westwood is a little expensive, but if you decide to live farther from campus, the rent goes dow a lot (and their is a shuttle that will take you their that runs really often).

5 College Senior

Local Area: UCLA is in a truly ideal location. No matter what your interest is, there is something for you to do, guaranteed. The shopping is, of course, fantastic (especially at the Grove, Melrose, and the Beverly Center). Hollywood and the beach are only short bus rides away, as are music venues and museums. Many places offer student discounts, so take advantage and see the sights!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: While the dorm buildings are nice now that they've been renovated, they are still barely big enough for three students to live in comfortably. However, the packed dorms mean you have more opportunities to make friends. Plus, the dining halls are attached to the dorms, making food very accessible.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports that are most popular are Football and Men's basketball. There's a "Den Pass," that you purchase in order to watch these two sports. The bleachers are always packed and people are always excited to watch the sports. There are a lot of sports to watch but it seems like these two are the most popular and most watched.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are supposed to be one of the best of college campuses. They change the menu everyday and you have lots of options to go where you want to eat.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's Los Angeles so the weather is great. Most days are sunny and beautiful but it's a drag when it rains.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's usually sunny here in Los Angeles. There are a few rainy days here and there, some cloudy days, and a few months of cold weather, which really isn't cold weather when compared to New York or Seattle. It's a drag walking to class in 40 degree weather when you've been living in SoCal since birth, but that's generally the coldest weather you'll ever experience while at LA.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Besides the really great food served on the Hill, housing at UCLA isn't that great. Room and board is very expensive compared to other UC campuses, with different types of rooms and different types of meal plans constituting different price tags. The rooms are also small for the price the students pay, and maintenance takes a while to actually come by during an emergency (e.g. clogged toilet). It's also really tiring to walk all the way up to the dorms, since it is on a hill. The social atmosphere isn't great in the dorm plazas and suites.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The area at UCLA is generally pretty safe. I have not encountered anything horrible happening, but there have been some incidents of rape and robbery. Those incidents are, however, not too common. The streets of Westwood are also rather safe and filled with people, even at night. There should be lighting on campus and more emergency buttons around.

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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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