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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The campus
  2. 2
    The film school
  3. 3
    Football games at the coliseum
  4. 4
    The marching band
  5. 5
    The weather
  6. 6
    Los Angeles nightlife
  7. 7
    Manhattan/Redondo/Hermosa Beaches
  8. 8
    Proximity to mountains
  9. 9
    The alumni network
  10. 10
    The sports teams

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
97% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 9 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
90% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
96% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
67% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
70% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
59% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
87% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Campus Pride
61% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
81% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
72% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
93% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
68% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 48/52 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
90% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 64% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 6% of students transfer out.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-60% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Proximity to some of LA's toughest neighborhoods
  2. 2
    No In-N-Out Burger
  3. 3
    No men's soccer team
  4. 4
    Everything is expensive
  5. 5
    Needing a car to get anywhere
  6. 6
    Traffic in Los Angeles
  7. 7
  8. 8
    Non-English speaking TAs
  9. 9
    The off-campus apartment selection
  10. 10
    Parking is sometimes impossible to find

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $46,363, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
54% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,340.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $12,440.
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