Recent Alumnus 2012-08-26T00:28:38Z
Internship are great opportunities to make connections and gain experience. The time commitment can be strenuous but it is pretty rewarding. Be prepared to sacrifice your free time and do creative time management to work in your school studies. I plan on doing another. I did one and it was a great experience.
College Sophomore 2012-08-23T23:08:14Z
UCLA is located right in the middle of Westwood, which means all you have to do is take a 5 minute walk from campus and you have tons of options for food. In-N-Out is the first place you'll see and it only gets better. And all the surrounding shops love all the Bruin activity and know college students are broke, so they often give student discounts.
College Sophomore 2012-08-23T23:00:25Z
Westwood Only – UCLA provides great transportation, both around campus and to Westwood. Westwood is great; there are lots of food options and movie theaters as well as the Hammer Museum. But if you have anywhere else you want to go, public transportation is a hassle. It is difficult to get anywhere else in LA if you don't have a car.
College Sophomore 2012-08-23T22:58:26Z
Plethora of Activities – UCLA is such a big school with such motivated students that it is almost impossible to think of something there isn't a club for. There is always something going on on campus somewhere. You just have to look on the commons bulletin boards to find something that interests you. The new Sunset Recreational facilities are also lots of fun. They have swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts and BBQ pits for everyone to use. You can also just head down to your dorms commons and find someone to play fuse-ball ping-pong or play some video games with.
College Junior 2012-08-23T22:55:00Z
LA is right there, and it has so much to offer. Finding 18+ is a little harder but it's possible. The hardest part is transportation, but splitting a taxi is probably easiest if you don't have a car. There are apartment parties and frat parties on campus. Westwood (walking distance from campus) has bars, but it is all 21+.
College Sophomore 2012-08-23T22:51:52Z
Its Ameowzing! The UC schools have always been thought of a place to get a great education but also looked down upon because of how many students they all have. It is thought that because there are so many students, they never get any personal attention and the students get lost in the crowd. But that isn't the case! The school makes sure that we all get close personal attention from graduate students or current students who have already taken the course. If anything this is better advice than from the professor themselves! They can tell you exactly what you need to do to pass your classes and if you need something else the professors are always welcome to see you during their office hours.
College Junior 2012-08-23T22:50:22Z
Smoking is the most prevalent, other than alcohol. Both are very easy to find (which can be good OR bad). You don't smell it or see it unless you seek it out (or you have a neighbor who wants to get in trouble with the RA). Both smoking and drinking are really easy to find, but it is also just as easy to avoid that lifestyle. It's a big campus, you'll find both types of people.
College Junior 2012-08-23T22:43:21Z
Lots of Renovations – UCLA is working hard at making sure all of the on campus housing is up to par. Two new dorms were recently opened and two older buildings are being renovated; those two plus a third new building are set to open in time for the 2013-2014 school year. There are a lot of options and the staff is nice, but the front desks aren't always too efficient. Also, it's really expensive.
College Junior 2012-08-23T22:39:19Z
Health & Safety:
Don't Be Stupid – When I went for orientation before my freshman year, a UCLA police officer literally drove me to my dorm (I was lost) because he didn't have anything else to do. Needless to say, UCLA is a very safe campus. As long as you aren't asking for trouble you will be fine. There are Community Service Officers patrolling every night around the dorms, campus is well lit at night, and if you want a police escort to walk you they are always available.
College Junior 2012-08-23T22:35:46Z
Anything and Everything – UCLA has something for everyone. There are so many clubs/groups/organizations that you will be able to find whatever you are looking for. The weather is amazing, the campus is beautiful, and LA is right there if you ever want to go out and do something.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-21T02:40:13Z
Guys & Girls:
Hot Hot Hot – The girls are hot and nice. The guys are friendly and cool. Overall, this school is full of great students.
College Sophomore 2012-08-20T21:54:17Z
So Much School Spirit – Next year, I am totally looking into buying a den pass. Despite our last football game against USC being kind of embarrassing, UCLA is still the best school for basketball and many other sports. the new basketball court should be opening this year, and so the games will be amazing. Watching other games, such as soccer or tennis, I believe is free with a bruin card, so that's definitely a plus. It costs 100 dollars to watch all home basketball and football games, so being a bruin has its perks if you're into those sports. :)
College Sophomore 2012-08-20T21:39:40Z
Sproul Experiences – My sister, who is also a UCLA student, stayed at Sproul last year. When we would visit, it was pretty quiet and she would never complain about it being too loud for her to study like it was at her freshman dorm. But the downside was that she didn't feel it was too social, despite the floor events and all that the building would host. The bathrooms were nice, and relatively clean, and it was definitely an upgrade from Dykstra.
College Sophomore 2012-08-20T21:36:04Z
Not Many Choices for Business – Although I am a biology major, my sister started at UCLA two years before I did. And the deciding factor between UCI and UCLA was basically the name. Although UCI offered more choices for business, UCLA seemed like the more challenging and better option. Had UCLA incorporated different minors or a variety of business majors, I think business majors would definitely feel more comfortable choosing it. My sister is a Business Econ major with a minor in Accounting. This is one of the few options she has, but she is still happy with it.
College Junior 2012-08-20T20:44:28Z
Saxon Suites – Saxon Suites are pretty spacious. It has 2 bedrooms, a shower, a bathroom and a living room. It's a good way to start off college if you're not used to living in a crowded space and you want your privacy. You won't have to check in with anyone. No elevator. No curfew.
College Senior 2012-08-15T17:07:23Z
It is cheaper to live off campus with room mates than on campus in the dorms. Lots of apartments around campus.
College Senior 2012-08-15T17:04:43Z
Tons of stuff to do in Westwood and it is safe to walk around at night with a group of friends. Concerts and sporting events all over. Hollywood is not far away.
College Senior 2012-08-15T16:59:31Z
There are lots of opportunities to attend sports events like football and basketball. Student discounts are given.
College Junior 2012-08-14T18:16:52Z
LA, Where Dreams Are Made Reality – This fast pace city keeps you on your toes. LA is the city of opportunity! In the words of Mr. Walt Disney, who made his dream a reality right here in LA, "If you can dream it, you can do it."
College Junior 2012-08-14T18:10:00Z
Westwood Dining – Westwood has some of the best dining options for UCLA students. BJ's and California Pizza Kitchen are delicious as always. You can get some of the best sushi at Ami or Yomata for very cheap. For dessert you MUST try Diddy Riese to build your own ice cream cookie sandwich for only $1.75. And after a late night of partying or studying you can hit up Fat Sal's where you can find the fattest subs out there! My personal favorite is the Fat Buffalo (chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, and french fries all smothered in buffalo sauce and ranch dressing)
College Junior 2012-08-14T18:01:00Z
Thirsty Thursdays – Thursday nights is where the party's at! All up Strathamore and Gayley you'll find numerous Frat houses and apartment complexes that will cater to your Party Animal needs!
College Junior 2012-08-14T17:56:56Z
Guys & Girls:
You Have Options! Go Greek and you'll be mingling with some of the hottest co-eds on the West Coast! The whole campus is so diverse and the
"good-looking" gene seems to run through these Bruins. There won't be a day you walk on Bruin Walk and don't spot a cutie. Not to mention the athletes! UCLA athletes have the hottest bodies ;)
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-14T05:51:19Z
Costly but Convenient – It really depends on the people you get on your floor. Even some of the more supposedly quieter dorms can be nice if you end up having social people. It's pretty convenient because it's relatively close to campus and you have meal plans. It is a bit expensive though.
College Senior 2012-08-13T20:52:22Z
The diversity at UCLA is pretty average. There is about 30% white students, 30% Asian students, and the other 40% of the students fall under a whole range of different types of students such as african american, mexican, indian, ect.
College Junior 2012-08-11T17:08:50Z
Guys & Girls:
More Beneath the Surface – Guys and girls at UCLA are very diverse: there are athletic, academic, socially involved, activists, partiers and airheads. On a surface level, it is easy to judge by looks, and most students are pretty good looking. However, most students have a passion for making the most of their time not only at UCLA but as young adults entering the world. And this is more attractive than physical appearance.
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