College Sophomore 2012-11-21T00:34:39Z
The food at UCLA is excellent. Most of the dining halls serve different meals each day, and they are generally top quality. And if you aren't in the mood for the usual, one of the dining halls serves only authentic East Asian cuisine. In addition to the dining halls, there are several campus specific eateries where you can go if you're not feeling up to the "all you can eat" buffet style dining halls. The main complaint I have against the dining hall food is that the only selections which are consistently good are the very "fast-foodish" ones. Hot dogs, hamburgers and pizzas are available everyday, while pot pies and spaghetti are only there every once in a while. My favorite (beef stroganoff) was an option only once my first quarter at UCLA. Overall, I would say that the food is excellent, but can be a bit repetitive.
One last point I will make is that the side of campus where all classes are has its own set of take out restaurants. This is excellent when you only have a short time between classes and can't take the time to run back to the dining halls.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-20T22:50:10Z
wide selection; we excel in sciences, particularly medicine.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-20T22:47:27Z
intermural sports are not very popular at ucla. most people usually come to games with rival schools, such as usc.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-16T22:46:28Z
When I lived in the dorms, they performed quarterly searches of the room while you weren't there. I don't recall what happened if they ever found anything, but I'm pretty sure you would get kicked out of the dorms if they ever found anything illegal. There weren't too many parties at the dorms, everyone would go off campus for that. But on campus wasn't too bad. They never stopped Undie Run or anything.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-16T22:41:42Z
I loved being a Southeast Asian major because I got to study everything about the region. History, art, politics, theater - you name it. There was a bigger emphasis on history in the region because of the classes available. But this was a few years ago and the program was still quite new. My professors had all lived and worked in the region and each had a unique insight. Workload wasn't terrible, but I had to write a lot of papers. Unless you wanted to go into academia, you were pretty much on your own for internships and jobs.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-16T22:35:39Z
To get into Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA was pretty easy. I talked to the advisor for the program and she admitted me right away. I think you had to have above a 2.0 or something to join the program, but that shouldn't be a problem for most students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-16T22:25:04Z
Naturally as a Southeast Asian major, my work in finding a job in the field was cut out for me. As difficult as it is to find a job in this area, I'm still trying. Realistically, grad school is needed if you'd like to continue. At the moment I'm trying to get into law school, and when I finish I'd like to go into a non-profit organization for human rights, specifically in the region. I still wouldn't go back and change my major if I could. It is still my passion, and UCLA was one of the few schools that offered it as a major.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-15T18:30:53Z
the food campus is decent, however, with your bruinbuy card you are able to buy food from most places on campus including the coffeeshops and bookstore market. I do not think that it is necessary to buy the largest meal plan as many students do not need all the meals throughout the day based on their class schedule also the food gets to be tiring after a while.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-15T18:22:11Z
I know that the dorms on the UCLA are on the opposite side from most classes, however, it is an easy walk. you are welcome to bike and skateboard as well. the rooms are decently sized and you have a wide variety of food options. I did not stay on campus, I lived in an older building right off campus which lent itself to a social setting and I was easily able to get to classes on time.
College Sophomore 2012-11-15T07:08:59Z
There are a variety of public transportation. UCLA students get a discounted rate from the public bus called the Blue Bus, which many students take to go to Santa Monica or Hollywood on the weekends. However, other than buses there is not much else. But the buses do run late and pretty constant.
College Sophomore 2012-11-15T07:02:50Z
Here in So Cal the weather is always beautiful and the sun is always out. However, because UCLA is such a large campus it can get very hot and it can make the experience of walking from class to class uncomfortable. Other than that, I love the sunshine.
College Sophomore 2012-11-15T06:57:00Z
I am pleased with my choice as a biology major. I am currently pre-med and know there are plenty of jobs available if I can put in the amount of education necessary and keep my grades up. Its very competitive, but the other students keep me focused on my goals.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T05:22:40Z
Very nice, but walking to class can take at least 15 minutes.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T05:21:48Z
Magnificent facility with a very supportive environment.
College Sophomore 2012-11-13T05:16:06Z
I like the many options that are available out of campus.
College Senior 2012-11-11T20:58:55Z
It's, L.A. The weather is great. It only makes the experience better.
College Senior 2012-11-11T20:53:55Z
You have to be actively engaged to be part of anything.
College Senior 2012-11-11T20:49:56Z
It is expensive and takes too long to find a spot usually.
College Sophomore 2012-11-11T17:48:15Z
The financial aid process went pretty smoothly for me but I know other people have had troubles with the fasfa saying one thing and the financial aid office saying another. Just apply to as many scholarships that you qualify for because there are some scholarships that I didn't even know existed that my friends got and I could have gotten too if I applied.
College Sophomore 2012-11-11T14:32:39Z
I am in the nursing school at UCLA, and I enjoy it. The program is very small and a little bit exclusive by providing tutors to the nursing students. The professors are nice and very experienced in all aspects of nursing. The nursing program at UCLA sets you up for success in and after college.
College Junior 2012-11-11T09:31:22Z
Some of the Frats are "tired" looking buildings.
College Junior 2012-11-11T09:27:27Z
75% Sunny. 20% cloudy. 5% rain or drizzle. Uncomfortable walking between classes in the rain, but it is rare.
College Junior 2012-11-11T09:22:20Z
All are good. I gave it an A- because the places to study get crowded. Sometimes you have 3 hours between classes. No place to take a "power" nap. The Dorms are a VERY long hike up a big hill.
College Junior 2012-11-11T09:17:23Z
Lots of places to eat and hang out. We are next to Westwood with trendier places to dine/date. We have over 100 clubs to join. The Wooden Center is a great place to exercise as well the the Rec Ctr. There is something for you whether you are a jock, a nerd or an artist.
College Sophomore 2012-11-11T02:23:31Z
It really depends on what professors you get; some will be more interesting than others, obviously. The registration process requires research on your part and if needed, you have counselors to help. Study areas such as Powell Library tend to be packed during midterm season, but it's generally a very nice place to study.
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