College Senior 2013-08-15T00:12:51Z
In A plus to me means that the class had all the right elements for a student to receive that type of grade. The professor must have been challenging in his assignments and must have been a great professor when discussing the subject. So if he or she gave that type of grade it means a student exceeded their expectations.
College Senior 2013-08-14T00:00:34Z
Gorgeous old buildings, Pauley pavilion, and really nice new classrooms are great. Boelter Hall could be better, but I think the school admin is working on it. Another minus is that something on campus is always under construction.
College Senior 2013-08-13T23:58:36Z
The campus shuttle is awesome for when you need to get to school from slightly farther away. Otherwise, walking is the best way to get to class, and long commutes are needed only from out of town. Public transportation is okay at best, but it works. If you want to explore LA, get a car.
College Senior 2013-08-13T23:56:52Z
The computer labs for engineers are usually accessible and provide all the necessary programming tools you could need. These computer labs have shorter hour during exam times and thus tend to get crowded. Printing at the engineering labs is easy and inexpensive.
General labs in the library provide very nice computers, and the CLICC labs are accessible throughout the year. However, these labs also have more expensive printing costs, though they do have more paper and color options.
In general, wifi is good at all labs, though classrooms are a crapshoot. There are way to get on the VPN networks if you really need it.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T20:31:57Z
UCLA lies in an urban environment but you still need to get cars/ cabs to Hollywood if you want nightlife. The clubs are good but you need to know how to pick. Ask your friends and explore LA.
If you don't want to go that far but want to get a drink with friends to hangout, take buses or drive to Pico Blvd - it's closer and convenient, and most of the bars lie on that main street.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T20:25:09Z
The thing I love UCLA the most is the library. UCLA is not a huge campus, but it has 6-7 libraries with specific focus in different location, such as Music Library, Science Library, Business Management Library. The most popular one is Powell Library (oldest) and Young Research Library (Newly renovated). During final weeks, Powell library will open 24 hours for students to pull all nighters. I feel more focused and energetic when I study with other students all night long.
If you love parties, live in dorms or apartments north of the campus. Most of the fraternities locate there and it's noisy on Thursdays and Fridays. If you are a quiet person, I'd recommend you to live the south of campus (south of Wilshire). You can take a 20-minute walk from campus to home or free Bruin Bus (7am - 5pm).
I am not a Football fan, but the "Beat SC", the bonfire event before UCLA vs USC football competition, is interesting. You'll feel a lot of pride for joining the event.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T20:13:41Z
Some large companies only go to UCLA or USC in LA area. UCLA is the great place for you to interact with people in large companies, so make sure to make a lot of friends and build your connections in career fairs. If you are thinking about research, come here. I have many friends telling me that UCLA is a great place for conducting research.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-13T20:06:19Z
UCLA is definitely the best campus, not only speaking of its outstanding academy but also the surrounding atmosphere. The Westwood Village is convenient with lots of restaurants (800 Degrees Pizza) and places for students to hang out (Diddy Riese Cookies). Traffic around UCLA is terrible, but it is convenient and cheap - students with ID card pay cheaper bus fare - to take public transportation such as Big Blue Bus to beaches in Santa Monica or food places in Sawtelle Blvd.
College Sophomore 2013-08-13T07:44:38Z
The John Wooden Center is UCLA's athletic center and it is great. It is spacious and filled with many excercise programs that you can participate.
The library is famous for its aesthetics as well as other buildings. The green space is also great, it is well-spread out throughout the campus and many just chill under the California weather on the green grass. Our famous UCLA-USC rivalry is fun to watch during the football season and our school is big on basketball so many students are very excited to be a part in those school pride events.
College Sophomore 2013-08-13T07:39:36Z
UCLA is definitely not a crazy party school. But I did see many people smoking weed at a public event (Bruin Bash) and for people who don't do drugs, it is hard to ignore. And people who are drunk at nights do go around like nothings wrong in the dorm areas. Although police force do step in, they do not take harsh actions but do send them back to their rooms. It's nothing big but for people who don't do drugs, it is bit frustrating.
College Sophomore 2013-08-13T07:31:39Z
We have some good research program overall and especially in Asian American studies, African American Studies and Chicano Studies. I think these areas of studies are often neglected in other universities but UCLA provides a decent program to partake in these studies. Also, our campus is very beautiful. The buildings are very beautiful and many celebrities come to film somethings and people come to admire them. We have a place called sculpture garden, where people can chill on the green grass among unique sculptures.
College Sophomore 2013-08-13T07:23:14Z
The police force is not strict at all but I do feel safe which gives me a sense of security. I think it is just right. And I think some policies that affect strictness are very good and helpful for the students.
College Sophomore 2013-08-13T04:49:22Z
The drug scene is basically invisible at UCLA. Drinking, on the other hand, is more visible when you go to parties at the fraternity and sorority houses. However, you can definitely survive in this environment since there is no peer pressure to partake in such activities. Many students, contrary to popular beliefs due to the media, actually believe that they can have fun without drugs and alcohol.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T23:15:09Z
Since Westwood is in the temperate weather conditions of Southern California, the weather throughout the year stays pretty stable. The worst that can happen is a random Santa Ana Wind day or rainy days, but other than that, UCLA has pretty pleasant beach-like weather for much of the year.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T23:11:50Z
UCLA has some of the best variety of dining hall foods, ranging from traditional dining halls (such as Covel Commons and De Neve Commons) to specialized cuisine (such as Feast, which hosts Asian and Pacific Island foods). It kind of makes it hard not to get on that infamous Freshman 15!
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T23:09:13Z
As a proud NCAA division school, UCLA takes varsity sports very seriously. We have awesome training and workout facilities, such as the John Wooden Center. We also have a variety of IM sports, ranging from Wushu to Quidditch.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T21:32:42Z
UCLA probably has the best dining system I've heard of. With soon to be four dining halls and four take out places, five at night, you'll never go hungry. Menus are diverse enough, and there's normally enough options that you don't get sick of dining hall food. It's a little difficult to eat healthily, but there's always a big salad bar. Take out options are amazing. I think they do a good job of providing ethnic food, and though it's rarely authentic, it's tasty enough to get by on.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T21:27:16Z
One of the main reasons I chose to go to UCLA was because I was undeclared at the time, and knew I could pursue anything I wanted to there. After taking a few classes of things I was generally interested in, I've decided on double majoring in Political Science and Econ. My Poli Sci classes have been my favorites so far, and I've learned a lot in Econ that I didn't know before. It's easy to find what you're interested in and pursue it.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T21:20:18Z
You don't need transportation much, since most of what you'd need, as well as several restaurants and shops, are within walking distance. There are a lot of bus stops around, though LA buses aren't super frequent and leave a little to be desired. However, it's not too difficult to get where you want to go. You definitely don't need a car, and you probably wouldn't want one.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T03:30:42Z
Dorm room parties won't get bothered unless they're loud and the parties within the frat house never get shut down.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T03:27:08Z
The UCLA campus is beautiful. There are many areas outside to sit and study in addition to libraries. Also there is the John Wooden athletic center and many campus events that are available to students.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T03:16:46Z
Lots of parties available to people in Greek life and girls. Guys that aren't in a frat and don't know a brother in a house will not be able to party. UCLA is close to Santa Monica and Hollywood but transportation is by busses only unless you pay $275 a quarter to keep a car on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T03:06:46Z
The GE professors do not care much about how their students do in the class. The curriculum is hard and the amount of work you have to do depends on your major. If you are math or science, you will spend most of your life studying.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T03:02:40Z
Health & Safety:
UCLA's campus is safe. I never feel unsafe but as a girl I always walk with someone at night.
College Sophomore 2013-08-07T02:27:02Z
A lot of students smoke cigarettes at UCLA, but they recently made they're campus smoke-free which is nice. There are a lot of people who take Adderall, mostly people in the Greek system since they have access to it and don't have as much time to spend on studying. Also many people smoke weed.
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