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University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA, Tom Bradley International Hall, 417 Charles E. Young Drive West, Room 106, Box 951379, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1379, USA, United States
4.09 / 5 based on 132 reviews.
Description:
UCLA is a large and complex institution devoted to undergraduate and graduate scholarship, research, and public service. Known for academic excellence, many of its programs are rated among the best in the nation, some among the best in the world.

In 1999-2000, UCLA celebrated 80 years of growth, from a small two-year college to a comprehensive institution in the elite company of the nation's most prestigious research universities. Read more



Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
132 reviews
Housing
4.1/5
All experiences (132)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (72)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (30)
Languages
4.6/5
3 stars (30)
Expenses
3.0/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Better to travel in advance to look for accommodation. Careful election of courses because they might imply heavy workload. Read Review
jmasia, Spain

132 reviews of University of California, Los Angeles

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HOUSING    
by Shahira, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I prefer a personal space that comes with living in an apartment. The apartment is also convenient as it is fully furnished and has all the facilities of a home.
Personal comments:
The housing arrangements are done very well and the system is very organized. However, getting maintainence to fix certain things in the apartment take a very long time.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Javier, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
I lived in the Westwood area. It is a very nice neighbourhood for students. UCLA campus is also very complete. Santa Monica and Venice beaches present a wide offer of places for shopping and leisure.
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ACADEMIC    
by Javier, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
William Cockrum, Robert Foster and George Geis' courses were one of the bests I have ever had.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
The workload was high, but challenging. However, some of the courses could be better structured, so students could manage their time better.

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by Javier, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Although English is not my mother tongue, I started studying it when I was six, and I had lived before in the US. Also, being in an international environment contributed to the fact that the English used was very understandable. I had no language problems at all.
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EXPENSES    
by Martina, University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Financial Management, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Cause everything is about 3 or 4 times more expensive in LA than in my home country
Travel, Food, Overall, Housing, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Accomodation- really very expensive. It's very helpful to find some other students and share the apartment and thus the costs together.
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OVERALL    
by Shahira, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish i had known it was going to colder than i had anticipated. I would have brought a thicker jacket to wear instead of purchasing a new one.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
UCLA is a great place to go to meet people because everyone here is incredibly friendly and there's always a social situation that one can attend to immerse themselves with the locals.



FINAL COMMENTS

I am enjoying myself greatly in UCLA. It is a prestigious institution and the classes never bore me. The people here are hardworking and amiable.
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