Recent Alumnus 2011-08-26T18:08:47Z
You have to have a permit to park on campus. You have to apply for and will most likely not get one for the dorms. Most people with parking permits in the dorms have some sort of job. Street parking around the school is a nightmare (in the middle of Westwood). Parking is very difficult. Most people not living in apartments don't have cars unless they have to.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-26T18:03:55Z
Guys & Girls:
People Are Fun – UCLA is one of the most diverse campus in the nation, that applies to its guys and girls too! Here you are bound to meet and make friends with people from different cultures and backgrounds. There are a lot of inter-racial inter-cultural relationships that are fostered at UCLA. Most importantly, people are always down to have fun!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-26T18:01:28Z
The John Wooden Center is very large and has numerous activities from weight lifting, basketball, to rock-climbing. The Student Activities Center is a building on its own with many student clubs/organizations offices. UCLA has many libraries that are diverse and the architecture is state-of-the-art. Generally, the campus is busy, beautiful in architecture and scenery, and very well-lit.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-26T03:52:03Z
Within the school's major and minor departments, there are a variety of academic policies. I would classify none as strict; the academic policies simply establish guidelines.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-26T03:47:14Z
I have met many amazing people at UCLA from all walks of life. And I have learned much about a variety of cultures. A+ to UCLA for their incorporation of a variety of students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-26T03:45:25Z
The cost of off-campus housing is extremely expensive. The simple studio in Westwood starts at $1300. I, of course, do not have that kind of money to spend, and I highly doubt that many students have that much money to spend, either. The options for housing are not amazing either. They are, of course, habitable, but they are not worth the price. Los Angeles is just an expensive town.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-24T06:18:29Z
Glorious Westwood – Although Westwood itself does not necessarily have so-called attractions, there are many attractions nearby. The Getty Museum is only five minutes away by bus and the sights and sounds of Beverly Hills are only twenty minutes away by bus. In regards to safety, I have never felt uncomfortable walking around the neighborhood. Whether I am traveling at night or during the day, I never avoid any parts of the neighborhood for fear of injury.
College Senior 2011-08-24T04:26:56Z
Currently I am undeclared but I am most likely going to major in physiology. I heard the program is great from other students
College Senior 2011-08-24T04:20:09Z
Competitive atmosphere..Professors are concerned and very helpful
College Senior 2011-08-24T04:17:53Z
Great School – There is always something going on at UCLA. The school is amazing from academics to sports and social life.
College Senior 2011-08-22T02:05:28Z
Lab Research – While I don't have a position in a lab, a lot of my friends do. Labs need help and will often go to undergraduate students. These positions give students experience in a lab and give us a chance to apply the knowledge we've learned in our classes.
College Senior 2011-08-22T01:59:52Z
Classes are UCLA are different from classes in high school. Classes are generally large, especially those that are required for many of the majors. It is easy to get lost, but discussions (smaller sections within the class) are definitely helpful. Don't be afraid of your TAs or your teachers. Because of the large class size, you will have to take the initiative if you don't understand something or have a problem. While you may encounter some indifferent teachers, you will have teachers that care about their students and make class enjoyable.
College Senior 2011-08-22T01:53:30Z
UCLA is surrounded by California landmarks, beautiful beaches, stylish shops, and delicious eateries. We are a simple bus ride away from celeb-filled Santa Monica beach and its romantic pier, shop-filled Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach (aka Muscle Beach), and the infamous streets of Hollywood. With countless attractions nearby, students have no problem finding activities to fill their weekends. But the most popular hang out spot for students is Westwood. Evident by our theme song "The Sons of Westwood," UCLA is nestled in the cozy city of Westwood. Westwood is a mere 5 minute walk from campus and includes delectable places for students living on a budget to eat. Student favorites In-n-Out, Chipotle, Fat Sal's, and Jerry's Deli are a walk away. The legendary Diddy Riese offers customizable ice cream sandwiches for a mere $1.50. Yamato's offers half-price sushi everyday during Happy Hours for college students on a budget. Westwood also has an American Apparel and Urban Outfitters for those wishing to update their closets. Westwood offers countless meals and activities to UCLA's students--it's an adventure you have to experience yourself.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-19T21:41:16Z
Los Angeles and Westwood – Los Angeles is a huge city with every thing you could ever want, but Westwood is a relatively small suburb of LA. By driving a few miles, you're downtown in a thriving metropolis, but by walking a few minutes, you're on a shady street surrounded by houses and people walking their dogs. I love the combination.
College Senior 2011-08-17T19:12:11Z
We just filled out an application online that had two essays we needed to write. We had to write down our activities, awards, work experiences...etc. For my major, I had to prepare a portfolio, attend an interview, and finish a packet that consisted of an essay and sketches. I did not have much difficulties but it was time consuming. The most important criteria, I believe, was my portfolio and my interview.
College Senior 2011-08-17T19:04:09Z
I picked UCLA because it supposedly has a very good program for Theater majors. It is located in LA and it caters to the students well. However, I was extremely disappointed. The curriculum is horrible, uninteresting, and far too easy. My first year was very unsatisfactory. The classes were a joke, the teachers did not care at all, and the "labs" to give us an "insight of all aspects of theater" were primarily to give us work that none of the graduate students or teachers wanted to do. I learned nothing about costumes, my specialization, except from the books in the library that I borrowed on my own time. I sincerely thought about switching out or transferring to a different school. Now, with the budget cuts, the program will suffer even more and less classes will be offered to us.
College Senior 2011-08-17T18:57:42Z
Los Angeles – Los Angeles is a great place to live for those social butterflies who have the money to explore all the great museums, the various dining areas, and each different cultural area in LA. It is not very safe, especially at night since there are many people lurking around, but if you stick to a nicer area such as Beverly Hills then it is okay. The transportation is fine but most people take time to get used to the public transportation. The parking is horrible, however. The rates are extremely high and the street parking is always crowded and unavailable. I do not think it is an ideal place for younger college students and high school students, but those who are over 25 years of age and can afford to spend extra money on entertainment will love the atmosphere of LA. Westwood, where UCLa is located, is nice but can be pricey. The shopping is pretty expensive for struggling college students but there are the basic things that accommodate the students (Starbucks, movie theaters, museums, bars, fast food..)
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T21:39:07Z
History Department – Highly rated, very academic, some great teachers, some not
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T21:35:36Z
Mixed Bag – Some really great professors, some not. You are very much left to get the work done on your own.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T21:33:24Z
Lots to Do – Plenty to do, but because of heavy academic load time is limited
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T19:40:24Z
UCLA is located right in the center of the city life. Everyday, there are always thousands of cars and peoples roaming the streets of LA to either get to work or just have fun. There is something always going on whether it be on campus or off campus, and you'll never get bored. It is in driving distance to many local attractions such as the famous Diddy Riesce, LACMA, Hollywood, Downtown LA, and 3rd Street Promenade, just to name a few. About less than a half hour away is our biggest rival school, USC.
College Junior 2011-08-16T01:46:56Z
You Won't Find Anything Better! Tons of things to do in LA. Everything is here. Everything is a walking distance away, or a bus ride away.
College Junior 2011-08-15T21:13:37Z
Good School, Lots of Facilities and Programs – I have researched information on this college and it seems excellent. Its one of the country's best universities.
College Junior 2011-08-15T21:11:37Z
Theres a Lot of Nature Around. Beverly Hills Is Nearby and That Attrcats a Lot of People Who Are Looking for New Opportunities. I just went to visit it about once or twice but I havent really stayed there to live or anything. Its a nice place, very beautiful.
College Junior 2011-08-15T20:17:05Z
City Never Sleeps – Busy, bright, alive.... everyone is always doing something... and there's never a dull moment if your willing to seize the day and be spontaneous. There is something there to interest everyone, from famous museums to great beaches (and everything in between).
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