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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have never seen people use drugs on campus. I go to a lot of parties, but it's just not there. There is alcohol, hoever, at every party, but students never force you to drink.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the food! I never thought college food would be this great. The all-you-can eat buffets are comparable to food on luxury cruises. The food is given is small portions and are mainly healthy, yet they still taste so good. There is always a variety of food stations for different tastes, and there is always a vegetarian option for each dish.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are so many facilities available. There is a computer lending library, study abroad programs, counselors that want to meet with you. Everything is just there for you.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There's a gym that everyone can use with lots of exercise machines, as well as a rock climbing wall! The food is excellent-beyond any restaurant you would want to go off campus. There are lots of trees, and the place is very hilly, so if you're bored, you can just walk around the campus and do site-seeing.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is very friendly. You can be standing in line with someone and get into really great conversations with them, because they are just so friendly.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of off-campus restaurants nearby in Westwood that you should definitely try when you go here. They range from formal, to greasy late night fast food.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of drug/alcohol education on campus, and even if someone decides to drink a lot, there are plenty of options for help/counseling on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is so good. They have plenty of different style dining halls, and they all manage to be relatively healthy while still being very tasty. A new dining hall, Bruin Plate, just opened and they specialize in healthy/fresh/organic food, and it is a wonderful addition to the dining on campus.

3 College Freshman

Parking: If you want to park on campus during the year, you should get a parking permit ahead of time. There is also guest parking, and the price is okay, but its not very close to the dorms. You can find parking on the streets, but sometimes its crowded.

5 College Freshman

Weather: LA weather is the best. It doesn't get extremely hot or extremely cold which is nice. You still get warm in the summer and cold in the winter without going too extreme either way.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Printing on campus is very easy and there are plenty of places to do it. Many of the residential buildings have computer labs and there are also computer labs in many libraries.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: There are plenty of opportunities to meet people of different back grounds and the campus has huge diversity. If you come from a different background than most people, you won't feel out of place and you will still be very accepted.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always Community Service Officers walking around to make sure you are safe and it is in a generally good area.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are a bit small though, but it's a lot of give and take. Each area has its perks and downfalls, so no one is really an an advantage when it comes to housing.

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Majors: Every department has multiple opportunities for their students.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Well it's not like they run the school or anything, but it's really hard to go to parties if you're a non-Greek. And they get cliquey fast, but it's not rampant.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: It's a school that prides itself on athletics. Enough said.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The only bad thing is the traffic and driving around the area. It's pretty hectic.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's great especially for low income people.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Usually it's safe. There are a bunch of security measures available, but you can never be too wary.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Yeah, there are so many ways to get around the city.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Like I said, they know we're college kids who kind of have the ability to what we want, and yeah.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Well, people don't really enforce not doing drugs. They say if they can't see or smell it then that's that. They know kids will do it anyway so they don't see a point in any wasted effort.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's definitely one of the better campuses for dining halls.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's soooo amazing. Everything--EVERYTHING tastes SO good!!! The only downside is the cost, but hey--if you want to splurge, the food is amazing! (Or maybe I'm just cheap. Hahah) The on-campus restaurants as well as the dorm food, and even the food options off-campus... they're soooooo good. Haha, it makes the college experience a whole lot more worthwhile. (Am I a secret foodie? Possibly, yes.)

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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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