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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It is what you make of it.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing arrangements are fairly typical of college apartment life, except it comes at a premium because of its location. Apartments are hard to come by, and those that are available are often cramped and expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking is a huge part of being in clubs and student organizations. You can feel left out of the club if you don't drink

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are much cuter than the guys and pretty catty about fighting for them

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Really good food and getting better! Quite a few options!

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Hard to find professors to work with and internships

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Very expensive but that was expected for LA

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty good, very few black students

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is an outstanding support for the gay community at my school. However, as a conservative, sometimes I feel I'm not accepted for my beliefs, and that kind of feels a little unfair. I think that people in general, not just at my school, label people like me as "haters" without knowing where I stand, and because of this prejudice, conservative views are erroneously associated with discrimination of people with dissimilar beliefs.

I feel that everyone is entitled to believe in whatever they wish without being judged by it. I just wish other people did the same.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus, and I haven't heard of any crime or theft, so that's good. I've always police on campus, which makes me feel really safe. But I would recommend walking with someone else at night; it's never a good idea to be walking alone in the dark, especially if you're a girl.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I'm not allowed to date, so I'm not sure how to address that topic. But since I've been here, I've noticed that everyone seems to be really good looking and in shape! It makes me self conscious sometimes. Also, everyone dresses really nice, which also makes me self conscious, I guess! But I really like how everyone has their own style and how there's a nice diversity on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's been pretty awesome so far. I really, really enjoy the view I have from my dorm. I get to see all of LA; it's so beautiful!

I'm in the dorms where the whole floor shares the restrooms, but it's really not that bad. They don't get as full as I thought they would. But then again, the suites are a lot nicer!

The cost is pretty good for all the amenities we have, such as a 24-hour computer lab, music rooms, etc. Also, our floor is very nice and social, so I wouldn't change it for the world.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, so I don't have to pay for a parking permit. But from what I've heard, parking costs and availability are pretty bad. And apparently there are additional requirements to able to obtain a spot.

5 College Freshman

Technology: I really, really, like the computer labs at my school. It's amazing! I spend much time in there between classes, usually catching up on work, reading emails, stuff like that. The computers are very reliable and fast, and printing is always available at a low cost.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had a pretty good experience with the financial aid process at my school. I would advice to simply submit all forms, documents, and applications on time to receive your aid without any delays or issues. Also, make sure the information you give out is always consistent.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, I've met the greatest people at my school. Many people I've met here are genuine and down to earth, something severely lacking back home. The nightlife and freedom is great, everything I lacked back home. It's always been my dream school, and I know I made the right choice.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of beautiful and smart girls here. Possibilities are endless; you just need to seize it.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't like the rule that dorm residents must have a job to be able to get a parking spot.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are lots of transportation options, but mostly everything you need is within walking distance, unless you wanna really explore LA.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: This place is very accepting and tolerant seeing as how 1 in 10 students are homosexual. People are very respectful of you and your background.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Hospital is close by so volunteer opportunities are great for a premed bio major. There are many clubs as well.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Most professors here are great and genuinely interested in their subject area.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Don't know much about clubs and bars, but parties are always happening by the dorms.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Southern California weather is nice and comfortable.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: UCLA dining food is some of the best dorm food in the country.

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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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