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Campus Housing

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living anywhere in LA without a car is pretty miserable--the UCLA Hill is no exception. The on-campus dining options are way above average, the Hill is very nice, but it can also be incredibly boring if you're not the partying/Greek life type. The cost is ridiculous, but most colleges charge a lot to live on campus. The social atmosphere completely depends on what building/floor you live on, but for the most part, the social life is fairly average.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are very small, and housing is too expensive. You are not getting for what you are paying.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus was one of the greatest things to happen in my freshmen year. The quality of the dining halls was fantastic, the people I lived with on my floor were nice and always mad me feel welcome, I got to live near all of my friends, and it was just a generally great place to be. The cost was a bit on the expensive side, which is unfortunate since that's why I ended up not being able to live in the Dorms this current year (sophomore). The housing process to sign up for rooms by they dorm rooms or University Apartments (like I am currently in) is an easy one, with little to no complications. All the rooms have their own benefits and downsides. If you have a private bathroom, you get less space within the room itself, which makes sense. No private bathroom = more room. Sharing a bathroom with your neighbor will get a you a little more space. So there's a give and take when it comes to balancing out the room types.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: There's lots of different housing situations to choose from so anyone could be comfortable there. There's tons of places to eat, and the food is amazing, just watch those freshman 15! Also, there are a lot of people to meet, and things to do. The recreation areas are great.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is an amazing experience, and I recommend anyone going to college to live in the dorms. You make connections with people and are enveloped in a sense of community and closeness with the people around you. Not to mention, the dorm food at UCLA is AMAZING.

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On UCLA's "Hill," students can opt for one of two scenarios: enjoying the sardine lifestyle while making friends with fellow sardines, or savoring a spacious existence while meeting virtually nobody. The residence halls are undergoing a renovation process, which means some are brand-new while others are horrendously outdated and ridiculously over-inhabited (but are on the list to be renovated). Whatever the case, these halls offer the quintessential freshman dorm experience—floor-wide hangout sessions are the norm and lifelong friends are made often. Freshmen bond over complaints of crowding and communal bathrooms, making for an experience that's almost a rite of passage at UCLA. On the flip side, suite buildings and complexes deliver the promises their higher price tags bring. These options offer more serene lifestyles, with private bathrooms in all units and living rooms with a table and couch in some, but due to the apartment-like nature of these choices, social interaction is scarce.

Regardless of the housing system's shortcomings, students do enjoy living at UCLA and can typically find something to suit their lifestyle preference. All dorms, no matter how crowded, are clean and sanitary with some form of lounge, and dining halls are very close by. In about half of the buildings, wireless Internet access is available in individual rooms, while the rest feature reliable wireless in the lounges.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
16,183
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
36%
Freshmen Living On Campus
94%
Number of Dormitories
13
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
7
Best Freshman Dorms
  • De Neve Plaza
  • Hedrick Summit
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Hitch Suites
  • Saxon Suites
  • Sproul Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Dykstra Hall
  • Hedrick Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Dykstra Hall
  • Hedrick Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV and access to UCLA TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Phone
Also Available
  • Sproul Hall offers theme communities, such as the Chicano/a Floor and the Sustainability Floor, and there are plans for integrating more theme communities into the residence halls. Single rooms are hard to come by, but they do exist, as well.
  • There are University apartments for grad students, as well as married students, same-sex domestic partners, and single parents.
Available for Rent
MicroFridges can be rented and vacuum cleaners can be borrowed from RAs.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

De Neve Plaza
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, central courtyard, computer labs, fitness room, laundry facilities, residential restaurant, study lounges.
Dykstra Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry facilities, TV lounges.
Hedrick Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer lab, dining hall, fitness room, music practice room, ping-pong and pool tables, private study rooms, study lounge.
Hedrick Summit
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry facilities, rec room, TV lounge.
Hitch Suites
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Two-bedroom suites
Special Features: Each suite has living room and private entries. Complex has conference rooms, laundry facilities, sundeck.
Rieber Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer lab, conference room, dining hall, fitness room, floor lounges, large-screen TV, music practice room, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounge.
Rieber Terrace
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Some private, some shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Floor lounges, laundry facilities, meeting room, Rendezvous restaurant, study space.
Rieber Vista
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private or suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer labs, dining hall, fitness rooms, laundry facilities, music practice rooms, study lounges.
Saxon Suites
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly sophomores and juniors
Room Types: Two-bedroom suites
Special Features: Each suite has living room and private entries. Complex has conference room, sand volleyball court.
Sproul Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer lab, conference room, fitness room, floor lounges, music practice room, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounge, TV lounge.
Sunset Village: Canyon Point
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning and eight study lounges. Building commons has computer lab, restaurant, and study space.
Sunset Village: Courtside
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Individual climate control for each room, elevators, laundry facilities, and a study lounge. Building commons has computer lab, restaurant, and study space.
Sunset Village: Delta Terrace
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Barbecue grill, eight study lounges, laundry facilities, picnic patio. Building commons has computer lab, restaurant, and study space.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

North Campus Apartments
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: The undergraduate apartments are spread out over seven complexes: Glenrock, Glenrock West, Gayley Towers, Landfair, Margan, Westwood Chateau, and Westwood Palm. Units are furnished and complexes have laundry facilities.
These complexes are closer to campus and dining halls than some dorms, making them a great pick for independent underclassmen or those hoping to maintain that younger-student vibe.

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