College Junior 2013-09-22T18:30:43Z
I'm an English major with a concentration in creative writing. I'm a non traditional student and thoroughly enjoy my classes and my classmates. I have two blog sites and plan to blog about attending UCLA at my age. I plan to utilize the knowledge acquired to write short stories and expand my blogging. I'm not concerned about finding employment since I'm using blogging and self expression to pave the way for financial support. If I had to do it all over again I would still take the route I've taken. I just finished summer school at UCLA. I attended the Academic Advancement Program and would highly recommend it to all students. It allows one to experience first hand the level of writing that is expected for incoming students.
College Junior 2013-09-21T22:27:48Z
UCLA has incredible professors as you get further into your Biochemistry courses. General Ed classes are large and the professors are sometimes less involved, but I've had more phenomenal professors for lower div classes as I've had professors I've been displeased with. I've found that attending office hours is key to making connections with your professors and getting the most out of your classes. My professors have been more than willing to stay in contact after the course and have even helped me find research opportunities on campus. Biochemistry is a very rigorous major, but it's also doable and it gets better every year as the classes get smaller and the topics become more specialized.
College Student 2013-09-20T14:41:27Z
To start with they're known as a liberal school and the immediatly lets people know that they are okay with you are as long as it's appropriate and doesn't deflect from the learning environment.
College Senior 2013-09-19T04:34:53Z
There are many student organizations representing various ethnic and religious backgrounds but they are not isolated to themselves. i personally met a Sikh for the first time working at school; very chill person. However there have been incidents where students vandalized others' property with racial slurs so that can't be ignored.
College Senior 2013-09-19T04:31:44Z
Native Foods is amazing! Even if you're not at all into vegan lifestyle you have to give this restaurant a try then be amazed. I personally recommend a gyro plate.
College Senior 2013-09-19T04:27:20Z
The MIMG major is really small and you get to know your peers well especially once in the major courses(instead of GEs etc.) The professors know the material, some are the best in their field. The classes include parasitology, virology, research labs(req.), genetics, and immunology to name a few.
College Senior 2013-09-19T04:22:12Z
The lower division classes such as general education and pre-requisites for the actual major are overcrowded and a freshman is easily lost amongst the many. The upper divs are much better, generally class sizes are smaller and the topics more focused and interesting. Professors in general are very welcoming.
College Junior 2013-09-14T17:57:11Z
Westwood Village is conveniently right next to UCLA and is full of diverse dining options. They have burger joints, noodle places, hot dog places, pizza places, taco places, korean bbq; the list is endless. There are also grocery stores like Ralphs and Trader Joes nearby as well. A student favorite restaurant is Diddy Riese which serves ice cream and cookies at absurdly low prices all day.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-11T03:56:01Z
The campus is diverse but it is not a good representation of the reality of the diversity that exists within Los Angeles. Seems like whites and Asians make up the highest population of the school
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-11T03:53:34Z
There are a lot of options. Some are a bit pricey though, so BEWARE!
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-11T03:52:37Z
There are computers everywhere. You can even borrow laptops from some libraries!
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-11T03:51:20Z
Fun for all students. There is always something to do, even if that means simply going to the party next door or down the street.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T20:27:51Z
I have not had an internship at UCLA yet, but I know they have excellent research opportunities for both technical and non-technical majors. I've had friends who have taken part in both and really felt it was worth their time. As UCLA is one of the top research schools in the country, there is a lot of hands-on application opportunities found in their internships.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T20:22:21Z
Process for my majors has been easy so far, although I have not been able to declare my second major yet. I also have not taken any upper divisions yet. North Campus majors (non-technical) are pretty straight-forward and are far from the cut-throat competition seen in the medical and more technical fields.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T20:19:48Z
I guess it all depends on your perspective (whether or not you want it to be controlled/strict) and how seriously you take your studies. In the dorms, they're strict about drinking, smoking, and the likes. In the apartments, you're pretty free to do as you want as long as it doesn't get too out of control.
College Sophomore 2013-09-09T02:34:26Z
Public transportation is inexpensive for college students. The buses get you to commonly traveled places like Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and Downtown. However, the weekends have different bus pickup locations and schedules which can make things confusing. Overall, the Santa Monica buses are very reliable.
College Sophomore 2013-09-07T02:40:09Z
Parking is a mess. Unless you have an off campus job you will most likely not receive on campus parking. I am a sophomore and the first year I did not have a car. It is doable, but makes it pretty hard to explore LA. This year I brought my car down, but parking pass are very expensive and parking tickets are even worse. Parking in Westwood and the apartment areas is extremely inconvenient.
College Sophomore 2013-09-07T02:37:35Z
Guys & Girls:
It is such a big school that their is no standard student. The different sorority houses each have their own look, ranging from those who dress up all the time to those who play it more casual. For the most part dress and looks are average to slightly dressy as we do live in LA. The social life seems to revolve around the frats and apartment parties, and relationships are not a big deal.
College Senior 2013-09-05T19:09:42Z
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) – Residence halls are wired with WiFi, so i pretty much do all my work in my dorm. I also have my own printer. Therefore i have no need to compete for compete for computer/printing time on campus.
College Freshman 2013-09-04T17:51:28Z
At a large school like UCLA it makes sense that they would have a wide variety of choices for every on campus activity. Want to go to the pool we have five, the gym is massive, student centers and libraries are frequent and expsansive.
College Freshman 2013-09-04T17:48:30Z
Westwood has a great variety of dining options and many of them cater to the college student palet. In addition, any time your looking to get more you can take the short drive to the up class and expansive options Beverly Hills dining has to offer.
College Freshman 2013-09-04T17:47:06Z
Los Angeles is a city where it is incredibly helpful to have a car. Its hard to really create a good public transit system in the city but buses do go to santa monica and westwood so it is somewhat convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-09-04T03:57:33Z
Health & Safety:
They have University police not too far from the campus and are rather quick in terms of response. The campus is also located near Beverly Hills so the area itself isn't dangerous by any means.
College Sophomore 2013-09-04T03:56:14Z
Excellent transportation systems through van services that pick you up when you call the number. Their route is always ongoing so don't hesitate to call because they don't mind picking you up!
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-03T23:52:43Z
It's Southern California, so the weather is ALWAYS gorgeous!
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