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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is financial aid, but you do all the work looking for it.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Many clubs for students who are 21 or older. Few clubs for 18 and older. But I suggest ship the clubs to save money. Hang out with friends at school party is fun and free. Attending a lot of sport game at night is fun too.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't receive any financial aid. I wish there is more scholarships and financial aid for student like me, who both mom and dad working.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: it is very hard to find a available apartment near school. Also the rent is very expensive. I am able to share room with my relative, but the house is 40 miles away from school, and with the traffic at LA, would take me more than 1.5 hr to get to school.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very safe, I've never felt threatened walking around on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food in the dining halls are usually fine, but sometimes tend to have too much sodium in them (a concern that has already been brought up and is supposedly being worked on to reduce sodium amount). Dining hall hours are not all the same in the individual ones but is not a big issue since there are quick service (to-go) restaurants if one is fine with that. The variety is pretty decent except it can definitely be improved upon to reach out to mainly those with certain health concerns. The only thing that really needs improvement is the price of the food and the dining plan. The prices are slightly overpriced for its quality and variety. The regular dining plan (which has certain number of swipes per week: 14, 19) is actually a more expensive deal for those who wish to eat whenever they wish to (instead of eating regularly) because it only allows a person to eat during each eating period (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The premium plan (14P, 19P) allows a person to swipe whenever and however many times they wish to (good for swiping for visitors or friends, too). Overall, the dining is pretty nice with its american/european/asian menu + the quick service ones: sandwich/soup cafe, pizza cafe, and asian/mexican.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Very up to date. Fast computers. Has all the software you need. Very fast internet and pretty reliable.

3 College Freshman

Majors: even though I'm a Neuroscience major, mostly all science majors take similar lower division classes. As I finish my first year, I have realized that Neuroscience is not a safe major so I will be changing to Physical Sciences. Regardless of which major I'm in, the work load is still going to be heavy and the classes more difficult. There are internships for science majors but some (like Neuro) may be more difficult to find. Being a science major is intense, so be willing to be stressed out a lot.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I have never done an internship but do plan to one day. As a Neuroscience major internships are kind of impossible to find. However, you are strongly recommended to take one in order to attract future employers. I am concerned that I will never be able to find one especially since I have no past professional training or have never done an apprenticeship before.

4 College Freshman

Majors: the process of getting into the Neuroscience major is relatively easy. there isn't a special application process when applying. However, you must have great grades and be top of your class during high school. Other than that, you just apply and get in.

2 College Freshman

Majors: As a Neuroscience major I have to take difficult classes (such as Chemistry). I chose this major because it interested me, but once in school I wasn't sure how promising a job would be after I graduated. So I'm deciding to change my major to Physical Sciences and go to med school. The Neuro classes and Phy Sci are much the same however, Neuro is not a major that will get you hired.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life is important at UCLA but it is not all encompassing. Greek Life has down-graded in teh past years since Frats and Sororities have been on social probation for many of the school terms since the Chancellor has made stricter policies and restrictions against parties and drinking. They are still a great way to party and meet people especially in your first two years!

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Scholarships are hard to come by at UCLA, unless you are extremely bright and demonstrate financial hardship. However, UCLA does offer a good scholarship and career center to help students find ways of easing their financial situation, but it is completely up to the student to take advantage of these services. Information is also sometimes hard to come by.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: Los Angeles constantly faces the head ache of traffic. However, the bus and metro system are very conveniently located and accessible. The "Big Blue Bus" that mainly has routes on the West side of Los Angeles even gives UCLA students a discount during the middle of the week, making the fair 35 cents only to get to the beach! Taxis are always available as well, however these are quite expensive and I only recommend using if you are in a dire situation. The LA metro system also has a website online that makes trip planning around the city convenient and gives you time estimates based on traffic conditions that make planning less stressful as well.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at UCLA is extremely successful and entertaining. There is easy access for the students for nearly every sport and only a small fee for a pass for football and basketball home games. There is a high degree of school spirit and student involvement during the games. UCLA has excellent athletic facilities both for the athletes and the regular students.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at UCLA is not prevalent unless you go out looking for that type of thing. There is not a significant amount of peer pressure from the student population to participate and there are many other activities on campus to get involved in. Drinking is by far the most prevalent drug activity on campus with marijuana being the second most prevalent drug. I have not heard of any other drug use on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Westwood has a great variety of places to eat with a range of different types of foods and price ranges. Almost all types of restaurants are within walking distance from the campus and therefore makes it quite convenient for college students who don't have cars.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: We're in the top 5 most diverse schools in the nation! There is literally every single type of person you could ever expect or not expect here. Yes, there are many people of Asian and white descent, but the diversity is vibrant in every respect.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: UCLA has a great mixture of outstanding academia, extracurriculars, relaxation, and an overall unique atmosphere. I have yet to take a class at UCLA that I did not find relevant or applicable. Being at a top university really allows you to see the opportunities and broad scope of possibilities open to students in higher education and for future careers. Another great aspect of the college is how much research is done at UCLA's campus. Speaking from experience in the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, UCLA has an extraordinary amount of interdepartmental cooperation that allows for unique investigation to be done at the school. Biological, medical, chemical, and physical researchers are able to corroborate together on a number of different projects, and it's great to see how dynamic science today can be.

As for extracurriculars, there is an enormous variety of student organizations and clubs open to those who attend UCLA. Everything from Greek life, to ethnic/cultural clubs, intramural teams, pre-professional societies, and volunteer organizations. There is so much to do around campus, that it's hard to not get involved with something on campus.

Living in Los Angeles also lets you live next door to a world of entertainment, rich cultural diversity, great LA weather, and more. UCLA is situated in Westwood, right next to Bel Air, so it's nice to live in Los Angeles but be able to avoid some of the hustle of the downtown area. In addition, the campus has a unique blend of a traditional collegiate feel with a uniquely Californian twist, with elements of neoclassical, modern, and industrial architecture.

UCLA has been a great experience for me. I hope it can be for you as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of places to eat in Westlake Village. Everything is fairly cheap and good.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The desktops in the libraries are rather slow when connecting to the internet. However, you can rent a Mac laptop for two hours (I believe) and work in the YRL Library. The connection on the laptops seems to be good.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I AM FEMALE (and straight).
The girls here are usually very fashionable. Yoga pants are every where, though, and dressing casually is completely acceptable. Most of the guys try to be a little fashionable, and some really value their look.
Almost everyone is in shape. There are a handful that are not, so someone who isn't wouldn't be alone; however, you may feel that way (haha).
From my view point, the guys are mostly attractive with a few that are just okay. Occasionally I'll see someone very attractive.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: You're in LA, which automatically makes you close to so many things. Beverly Hills and the Grove are just down the street, for example. Theme parks, sports events, and concerts are all available to you. Westwood (the neighborhood around UCLA) has amazing food places and some neat shops and theaters. Target and CVS are good for resupplying say milk or napkins for your dorm. The attitude of the community is great. They love it here, and our colors are everywhere!

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4 College Freshman

Administration: In the dorms, they can be strict. But my RA (resident assistant) personally is relatively loose about some things. If the campus police are near and you aren't doing what you should be doing, you will get busted for it. No one will go out of their way to punish you, though. Respect authority, and if you slip up unintentionally, you'll likely be okay. At off campus parties specifically, authority isn't really there at all and people can get away with almost anything.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Usually excellent. Or at least, satisfies and doesn't leave you missing home cooked meals TOO much.


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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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