Recent Alumnus 2013-01-22T15:54:16Z
Located in the heart of Westwood, UCLA offers amazing opportunities to taste a wide variety of cuisine with ethnic options, gourmet dining, amazing happy hour deals, fast food, healthy fare, and much more. There are a lot convenient choices for quick food in the middle of intense studying. For instance, the In'n'Out is always bustling with UCLA students from all walks of life. The Whole Foods hot/cold food bar and deli provides a super convenient access to health-conscious food. There are also Korean BBQ stands, pizza joints, and other restaurants with fast options available. Westwood also features its fair share of coffee shops like Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Gourmet restaurants also abound with places like Palomino, the W Hotel's restaurants, and higher end sushi restaurants as well.
College Sophomore 2013-01-19T00:30:54Z
Weed is fairly popular considering its California, and many people use it in fraternity houses, but other drugs are rarely seen on campus. Alcohol is the most popular activity though.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-17T07:05:10Z
The Big Blue Bus is the UCLA bus that most students take. I am personally a commuter and the transportation office has given me a parking pass. The pass is sort of pricey but is worth it for someone who lives as far as I do. It is also usually very easy to find parking in your designated lot.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-17T07:02:28Z
There have been few incidents that make me feel unsafe on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T23:53:14Z
The restaurants around my school are great, but they can often cost you. Going out at night is nice because of all of the movie theaters that surround the school, but often many of the people living on campus decide that instead of using money to buy food outside of campus, they'd rather use their meal swipes on campus and eat there. The restaurants are generally very nice and the employees are polite, but there are also very few -if any- student discounts given in restaurants. Don't get me wrong, I love eating out with friends and walking around Westwood, but most of the times I'd rather use up my meal swipes (since we have already paid for those) than use up more money by eating at multiple restaurants.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T23:49:20Z
My school's campus is fascinating! The buildings each differ from one another and you can tell when you're in different parts of campus because of how the buildings are built. There's this whole north vs. south campus thing here. South campus is where most of the engineers, math, and science majors are located, so the enviornment tends to be less appealing to the creative sort. On the other hand, north campus is where all of the creative majors such as art, dance, and english majors are located. The buildings there cannot be confused with any south campus building; the designs on the north campus buildings are beautiful. There is even a sculpture garden with multiple artistic sculptures placed throughout the garden- it's a nice, de-stressing walk before getting to your next class. Everything about my school's enviornment is welcoming and warm. You don't just see concrete when you look at our school; it makes you feel at home.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T16:53:43Z
A lot of students over pay for apartments close to campus which have the tendency to be old and run down.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T00:20:20Z
Drinking is very common. Happens nearly every Thursday night. Drugs are almost all over the place. You just need to know who to get as a dealer.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T00:10:58Z
The halls which are the cheapest are not that great. The rooms are small especially if your in a triple. There is no air conditioning. You share the restroom and showers with everyone on your floor and let me be honest not everyone on your floor is going to be nice and clean even in the girls restroom you'll sometimes find a mess. But in the halls you get to meet a lot of people and make a lot of friends more than you would if you lived off campus
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T00:06:16Z
They don't care. Unless your swinging a gun on campus you can get away with pretty much anything. I've had friends that were carrying kegs through campus, and others who were drinking in front of security and nothing happened.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T23:57:33Z
The food off campus of UCLA is really good. There are a variety of places such as Diddy Reece, In-N-Out, Enzo's Pizza, Habibi's and Gypsy (2 different popular Hookah restaurants), there is Yamato for sushi, chipotle, Starbucks, and a ton of other restaurants that are the best place to just hang out with your peeps.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T23:30:39Z
The places around the dorm have good food and fun themes but there are limited amount of options and after awhile you begin to get bored of having the same food every week. Around the actual campus where classes are located you cannot use your meal plan to get food you need to pay out of pocket and the food there is expensive so it's good to have breakfast before you head out to class.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-15T18:21:34Z
Public Transportation is reasonably priced and some buses run all night
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T17:10:08Z
A little dated (no air conditioning) but well kept up.
College Sophomore 2013-01-14T22:33:48Z
The computers in the labs are really slow, printing on campus isn't free, but the internet speed here is pretty good. However, there isn't WiFi everywhere and it becomes super slow in lecture halls because of the sheer amount of people using it all at the same time.
College Freshman 2013-01-13T07:27:31Z
The food here is scrumptious, I'd recommend going to the Covell Dining Hall, De Neve too, but there are a few bad/not so good ones such as Rendezvous, the Chinese food there is suspiciously like the food you would see at a Panda Express, but if you like Panda, then I suppose you'll like Rendezvous" food. Still have not tried everything yet.
College Junior 2013-01-13T03:56:42Z
The Dorms are nice but some of them are pretty tiny. We have a lot of great food though that makes up for the small living spaces. Dorm living can be pretty expensive but they are in a convieniant location for getting to class
College Junior 2013-01-13T03:54:14Z
There are a lot of computer labs on campus and there is always someplace you can go if you need access to a computer. The tech center is also really great at fixing your computer if it isn't working. The only problem is in some building you cannot get wifi or the internet is really slow
College Junior 2013-01-13T03:51:59Z
The Drug and alcohol scene exists but it isn't everywhere. I don't do drugs so I rarely see drugs on campus
College Junior 2013-01-13T03:50:34Z
Financial Aid was extremely difficult for me to get! My entire college education is on loans and I am terrified at the debt I will have racked up once I have graduated. My family does not have to money to pay for college and the school promised me $10,000 then took it away.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-09T19:41:31Z
UCLA is located in West Los Angeles/Holmby Hills. There are quite a few apartments to the west of campus on the other side of fraternity row, but the competition is fierce for these because of their proximity campus. If you don't mind either driving or taking public transit, there are numerous areas west of the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Venice. Culver City is also a good option; being almost due south of campus and more affordable. Seek and ye shall find. Good luck!
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-09T19:29:28Z
UCLA is directly adjacent to Westwood Village so there are plenty of options including a Whole Foods market; however, things are a pricy and your best option to stay within budget is going to be bringing your own if you're not on a meal plan.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T01:16:10Z
Plenty of food off-campus. Westwood village is a 15 minute walk from the residential area. It has multiple restaurants ranging from chinese food to tacos and sandwhiches. Joining school clubs will sign you up for student discounts, and price is relatively low, possibly $7-10 a meal.
College Sophomore 2013-01-08T01:11:51Z
The school is relatively loose when it comes to rules. Students are somewhat free to do whatever they want. Control is still held within the campus, but students are very much free and comfortable.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T10:01:28Z
I don't have a car but from what I heard it is about average.
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