Recent Alumnus 2010-04-04T00:05:23Z
There Are a Variety of Majors I'd Like to Learn About. At UCLA, the campus is huge, and it is very clean and green for its size. The bookstore is fairly huge, and the food court is awesome. It isn't a really diverse school, but I'd be a person who is willing to change that.
College Senior 2010-03-28T21:38:18Z
There is a lot to do on and outside of the campus. Los Angeles is a very big city with so many things for anyone to do.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T23:52:55Z
There's a great social life, and it's so close to everything. It's a very clean campus, plus great food.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T23:52:08Z
It's impossible to find a parking space if you don't have a permit.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T23:47:05Z
Hall Life Is a Lot More Social – I moved from a private plaza into a hall midway through my second quarter, and it was a great decision. My old plaza was very anti-social and people didn't get along as well as they do in a residence hall.
College Junior 2010-03-18T05:52:36Z
The Overused Substance – Although there have been incidents where students have occasionally been over-drinking, many of them have made it clear they have no limit.
College Junior 2010-03-18T05:50:02Z
Great Help! The academics offered here are a great opportunity for many of the students. Although the campus may be small, there is great help given by many of the teachers. Our teachers constantly offer after-school programs to enrich students' studies in school. This school has opened many doors for me in terms of academics. The work is, at times, difficult, but the help given to us has helped along the way.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-01T00:11:36Z
UCLA is a very diverse little world in so many ways. Dozens of top-notch sports teams, a really varied student body, AMAZING food of all types, and well-balanced people are my highlights.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-01T00:10:25Z
Greeks Run the Social Scene – Greeks are running the show here, though the University has been cracking down. Greeks are nice, but if you're not in a house, you can't have a ton of fun.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-01T00:09:50Z
No Boredom! There's truly something for everyone here. Younger students hang out at frats or party in dorms, and upperclassmen go to the zillions of bars in LA. It's the perfect social setup. Once you get tired of a certain scene, there's always a new venue to try out. I can't imagine getting bored.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-01T00:06:01Z
Bus is cheap but takes forever – There is a nice bus system that's cheap, but the buses take forever and are kind of sketchy.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-01T00:04:50Z
Guys & Girls:
Hot, down-to-earth, and smart – Guys and girls here are from California, so you know they're hot. However, they're also very down-to-earth and actually get in for being smart.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-01T00:03:40Z
Restrictions but Safe – Apartments are treated like dorms and are very convenient. The problem is that there are a lot of restrictions, much like in the dorms. All off-campus housing is very safe.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-31T23:58:41Z
Not Strict – There are lots of cops in Westwood but very few around campus, which is the way I like it. Residence halls tend to be crowded, so it's easy to get in trouble for noise or drinking. However, the punishments aren't tough at all-usually a couple hours of bathroom duty.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-31T23:55:58Z
Pricey but Parking – Parking comes with many off-campus places, so that's a huge plus. Landlords seem to be mostly fair and nice. Expenses run high, though.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-31T23:54:53Z
The atmosphere in Westwood is obviously trendy because we're in LA. But there are also intellectual and bohemian vibes because it's really a UCLA bubble, and UCLA students are diverse. Escaping to the city beyond Westwood is nice when you've had too much.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-31T18:52:08Z
So Good – I love the sushi in L.A.-it's a really trendy thing. We are in a huge city, so there's a restaurant for everyone. There's upscale Italian and good old McDonald's, so I've never been disappointed by this city.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-31T18:51:08Z
Computer Labs Don't Really Exist – There's always a long wait to use computers in the library. But this doesn't exactly matter because basically everyone owns a laptop, and between lectures and notes and papers, it's really a necessity.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-30T23:52:55Z
Two-Sport School – Athletics are supposedly good here, but some teams are lacking this year-ahem, football. Students attend football and basketball games but basically nothing else. Football bus rides to the Rose Bowl are, however, pretty unforgettable.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-30T23:46:03Z
Everyone is friendly – Everyone here is pretty friendly, which I wouldn't expect from a high-level university.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-30T23:44:39Z
Lax but There if Necessary – The professors and building personnel are relatively lax, but they are definitely there if you need them. When you get in trouble in the dorms, not a lot of punishment is enacted, so it's not too troubling.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-30T23:38:44Z
Easy to Get Around – The bus system rocks, and taxis are always ready and available-they arrive five minutes after you call and know the confusing streets super well.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-30T01:12:10Z
It Doesn't Get Much Better – You can't complain with SoCal's sunshine. We get less than 20 days of rain per year, and you can wear shorts and flip-flops in the dead of winter.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-30T01:10:44Z
Living on the Hill Is a Great First-Year Experience – Living on "the Hill" (where all the dorms are) is the only way to go as a freshman. Because everyone's concentrated in one place, it's easy to get around to each other, and there are lots of spaces to study/eat/hangout. The suites are a popular place to pre-game before going out, and they're really fun. Most RAs are really friendly and laid-back. Most people live on campus for their first two years and move off campus for the last two.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-30T01:08:23Z
Health & Safety:
Even though we are in the heart of LA, unlike (cough) USC, we're surrounded by the Three B's: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and Bel Air. Campus crime isn't too much of a concern, except for the occasional backpack or laptop theft. There have been a couple of incidences of off-campus break-ins. Walking around campus or the surrounding streets late at night is relatively safe as long as you're wary.
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