College Sophomore 2013-02-22T07:05:58Z
The drug scene at UCLA is not prevalent unless you go out looking for that type of thing. There is not a significant amount of peer pressure from the student population to participate and there are many other activities on campus to get involved in. Drinking is by far the most prevalent drug activity on campus with marijuana being the second most prevalent drug. I have not heard of any other drug use on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-21T21:52:32Z
Westwood has a great variety of places to eat with a range of different types of foods and price ranges. Almost all types of restaurants are within walking distance from the campus and therefore makes it quite convenient for college students who don't have cars.
College Sophomore 2013-02-20T07:20:04Z
We're in the top 5 most diverse schools in the nation! There is literally every single type of person you could ever expect or not expect here. Yes, there are many people of Asian and white descent, but the diversity is vibrant in every respect.
College Senior 2013-02-18T09:20:20Z
UCLA has a great mixture of outstanding academia, extracurriculars, relaxation, and an overall unique atmosphere. I have yet to take a class at UCLA that I did not find relevant or applicable. Being at a top university really allows you to see the opportunities and broad scope of possibilities open to students in higher education and for future careers. Another great aspect of the college is how much research is done at UCLA's campus. Speaking from experience in the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, UCLA has an extraordinary amount of interdepartmental cooperation that allows for unique investigation to be done at the school. Biological, medical, chemical, and physical researchers are able to corroborate together on a number of different projects, and it's great to see how dynamic science today can be.
As for extracurriculars, there is an enormous variety of student organizations and clubs open to those who attend UCLA. Everything from Greek life, to ethnic/cultural clubs, intramural teams, pre-professional societies, and volunteer organizations. There is so much to do around campus, that it's hard to not get involved with something on campus.
Living in Los Angeles also lets you live next door to a world of entertainment, rich cultural diversity, great LA weather, and more. UCLA is situated in Westwood, right next to Bel Air, so it's nice to live in Los Angeles but be able to avoid some of the hustle of the downtown area. In addition, the campus has a unique blend of a traditional collegiate feel with a uniquely Californian twist, with elements of neoclassical, modern, and industrial architecture.
UCLA has been a great experience for me. I hope it can be for you as well.
College Junior 2013-02-13T19:04:30Z
There are tons of places to eat in Westlake Village. Everything is fairly cheap and good.
College Junior 2013-02-13T19:02:04Z
The desktops in the libraries are rather slow when connecting to the internet. However, you can rent a Mac laptop for two hours (I believe) and work in the YRL Library. The connection on the laptops seems to be good.
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T23:06:11Z
Guys & Girls:
I AM FEMALE (and straight).
The girls here are usually very fashionable. Yoga pants are every where, though, and dressing casually is completely acceptable. Most of the guys try to be a little fashionable, and some really value their look.
Almost everyone is in shape. There are a handful that are not, so someone who isn't wouldn't be alone; however, you may feel that way (haha).
From my view point, the guys are mostly attractive with a few that are just okay. Occasionally I'll see someone very attractive.
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T22:58:59Z
You're in LA, which automatically makes you close to so many things. Beverly Hills and the Grove are just down the street, for example. Theme parks, sports events, and concerts are all available to you. Westwood (the neighborhood around UCLA) has amazing food places and some neat shops and theaters. Target and CVS are good for resupplying say milk or napkins for your dorm. The attitude of the community is great. They love it here, and our colors are everywhere!
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T22:50:35Z
In the dorms, they can be strict. But my RA (resident assistant) personally is relatively loose about some things. If the campus police are near and you aren't doing what you should be doing, you will get busted for it. No one will go out of their way to punish you, though. Respect authority, and if you slip up unintentionally, you'll likely be okay. At off campus parties specifically, authority isn't really there at all and people can get away with almost anything.
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T22:45:52Z
Usually excellent. Or at least, satisfies and doesn't leave you missing home cooked meals TOO much.
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T22:42:18Z
I received a scholarship for academic achievement in high school, however, no aid necessarily. None from UCLA, and none from the government.
College Junior 2013-02-12T21:31:56Z
I'm a chemistry major, and so far I like the chemistry department. The only thing is that there are a lot of pre-requirements and those take a long time to complete that sometimes you feel very behind.
College Junior 2013-02-12T21:30:15Z
UCLA has so many resources and opportunities! Because the school is so big, there are lots of majors to choose from, and the faculty is excellent!
College Junior 2013-02-12T21:24:29Z
The campus is strict, but that just makes the students feel safe. At the same time, however, people can still party, as long as they are SAFE.
College Junior 2013-02-12T21:22:41Z
Although there are numerous parking lots around campus, I hear that they can be quite expensive. Moreover, I know that many people have received tickets for being only a few minutes late after their pass ended. Nevertheless, there is always parking available.
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T03:48:40Z
Parking on campus is total crap. It is really hard to get a permit unless you live outside the area code or you have a job that requires you to commute. There are ways to petition it, but its not an easy process.
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T03:41:09Z
Off campus university housing is relatively cheap for the area UCLA is in. University subsidized apartments in particular are priced well. The only issue is that most leases run an entire year, so you're paying for the months you won't be there. A lot of people sublease in those time periods, though.
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T03:38:38Z
Los Angeles is great. People come to California for cities like this. There is never a boring day here because of all the stuff there is to do on and off campus. As a college student, there are many different entertainment options that are relatively cheap or even free, so that's a major plus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-11T20:54:36Z
I have not yet had an internship, but I plan to have one in my third year. I am a double major in Psychology and Sociology and I want to do research in one of those fields. The school has tons of resources available to students to help them find the perfect internship for them, as well as help creating a resume. Take advantage of all that UCLA has to offer!
College Sophomore 2013-02-11T20:39:11Z
There is a variety of places to eat ranging from fast food like In-N-Out to upper scale sushi restaurants. Many places offer student discounts, and there are a lot of healthy choices as well as late night craving options. I like Fat Sal's, a sandwich place near campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-11T20:36:42Z
I have never had to wait for a computer in the lab, and they run well. My only problem is that I need to save files onto my own computer and I like having the ability to type my notes during class.
College Senior 2013-02-11T01:36:58Z
You must check the menus before going to know for sure.
College Junior 2013-02-10T18:54:47Z
Poli Sci is a fascinating program but not very extensive. Most students need to pick up a minor to fulfill the upper div requirements. l
College Sophomore 2013-02-10T08:14:09Z
There are many things to do on campus and events that go on every week. The facilities are beautiful and I love walking around the campus throughout the day.
College Sophomore 2013-02-10T08:06:27Z
The university takes their policies seriously; first time offenders get a sanction and are put on probation for two quarters. If you are a repeated offender, there are serious consequences, and may result in removal from on campus housing. It depends on the action.
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