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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: THe food here is amazing. and the rooms are great if you make them. Same with the social atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: THis is more of an LA thing than anything, but it is difficult to get to Downtown LA because of that. However, given the state of LA's general transportation, you can pretty much get to wherever you need to go with only a little planning. So, not too bad. Parking is super expensive though

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The gym and rec center is great. Also, we have one of the most well known rivalries. Which just makes everything more fun.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are so many different ways to get involved on campus, especially theater and arts and community service.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: All students can check out a MacBook Pro at YRL for any class notes or computer needs, so you don't really need your own computer for anything, but it is useful.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but it does seem like it would be safe in the off-campus housing.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I do feel safe on campus especially while walking with friends or others around me. There haven't been many reports on crime to make me feel unsafe. I am cautious about the things I do on campus so I feel like I am helping the school police by not getting myself into anything dangerous.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is a little bipolar. In the day it can go from sunny and hot to cloudy and cold in an hour. You have to be prepared for when the weather will change.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The school is really big on football and basketball. There is a rivalry but it's all in fun. The fan support is great because there are people buying t-shirts an all kinds of gear to support their school's team.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car but I have heard that it's somewhat difficult getting a parking spot especially to class.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't get out much. I have heard that the nightlife is good.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is a wide variety of fraternities and sororities. It's diverse.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I didn't encounter any difficulties getting into the Biochem major.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The costs are great because I usually just eat fast food. It's convenient enough because I do live at the top of the hill. I haven't received any student discounts.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Biochem major is great because you get the best of both worlds. Chemistry is hard but manageable if you have the right study partner.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are great. The curriculum is okay as far as I can tell. The workload is manageable if you prioritize your schedule right.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I am comfortable being outside of the UCLA community. I usually ride my bike in the streets of Westwood Village and I feel safe. The shopping can be hassle when you live at the top of the hill and you're walking with all these bags in your hands.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: I need my laptop no matter what. I say invest in a laptop, just so you don't have to go through the hassle of going to a library. It's also great for being in the comfort of your dorm room.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was completely caught off guard with the financial aid process. I feel like the lessons that I were given weren't accurately relevant to what I actually had to do.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is diverse but only ethnically as far as I can see.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The convenience of the transportation at my school is okay. The cost for passes are expensive.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like living on campus. Your'e closer to your classes or as close as you can be while living at the top of the hill. The only downside is that some residents don't clean out there hair when they are in the showers. They just leave their hair on the drain. The cost is a little expensive. I live in a three person dorm but it's still expensive for me.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness at UCLA is okay because I feel like they could take more action in the no drugs on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are well clean and tidy. The menus are full of great food. There's not much variety but the food that they serve is delicious.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: There's barely any parking, and the spots you have to purchase are ridiculously expensive.

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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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