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UCLA

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405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
(310) 825-4321
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Join the ranks of Nobel Laureates such as Louis J. Ignarro, Paul Boyer, and Donald Cram at the prestigious UCLA. Let noted scientists guide your education at one of the world's premiere research ... Read more
universities. Offering varying degrees outside the sciences, such as the liberal arts, education, and philosophy, you have your pick of varied undergraduate and graduate programs that will lead you to a respected career. However, don't let the esteem fool you. UCLA also boasts cultural amenities that attract students and locals alike. If you want a university with athletic status as well, remember UCLA as the first university to claim 100 NCAA championships.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Institutional vibes almost immediate, buildings looming and judging you. To be very clear: I did not attend this university. I was accepted to it and visited during the student info week. I visited the English department booth and found a single student in the pretty bare booth, a student who knew practically NOTHING about the department. Why were they there? Who knows? I then attended a seminar that was called something relating to writing, which seemed interesting. Guess what? It was HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY (which was not at all clear from the written title btw). How do you think I got accepted to this school?? I was disappointed, and chose UC Santa Barbara.

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Vancouver

Beautiful university go enjoy the gardens and the building of this beautiful campus by a warm afertnoon stop by one of the library and a university store. If you're from Europe you will have a beautiful view of what is an american campus

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

UCLA is my alma mater, so I might be a little biased, but it's a beautiful university. You'll recognize a lot of the buildings because they're frequently used in movies and tv shows too.

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Tustin, California, USA

University of California at Los Angeles. Great school nestled in the hills of Los Angeles. Spread out all over so it doesn't feel like a normal college campus. More integrated into the city.

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Local from Los Angeles

UCLA is one of the greatest university in the world! Their faculty are the bests! It's the university of my dreams.

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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My alma mater :) Obviously I loved the university, but I'll keep my review to places to visit on campus.
The campus is stunning, especially North Campus! The Powell Library and Royce Hall exteriors are often used in movies to be Harvard University, hah. I recommend parking in Parking Structure 4 and 8; they have easy access to North Campus buildings. Janss Steps also has some history and has a great view down to the intramural fields and where the dance classes take place. If you park more north in Structure 5, you should visit the Murphy Sculpture Garden. It's a great spot for a picnic on a nice day.

Park structures/campus map: http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/?zlvl=7&cpnt=-118.446382254778,34.069707205916814

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New York City, New York State, USA

UCLA is a premier learning institution with a fantastic sports program and beautiful campuses.

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Emeryville, California, USA

Proud Bruin here. UCLA is the most popular college in the U.S. It receives more applications than anywhere else, and for good reason! With noteworthy alumni, a thriving athletic program, and a stunning campus in the middle of an exciting, iconic city, the time I spent here was a blast.

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Local from West Los Angeles, California, USA

Beautiful campus, enjoy the free Fowler museum on the campus grounds. Easy to find and always lovely.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

UCLA began as a teachers' college - the California State Normal School the year in which Los Angeles received its first recorded snowfall (1881). It was located downtown at the current site of the Central Los Angeles Public Library. In 1914 it relocated to Vermont Avenue and in 1927 it became the University of California at Los Angeles in Westwood. In terms of number of enrolled students, it is California's largest university. It's fun to walk around the campus - if you can first find a place to park your car.

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Irvine, California, USA

U C L A! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!

Okay maybe I'm not the first to say that catchy chant, but it's always fun to sing regardless. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to gain admission to this school of awesomeness. Maybe I can finish my graduate degree in Economics or Business some day... A man can only dream. I love UCLA, because of my favorite basketball coach of all time John Wooden! RIP Mr. Wooden. I've read your books and live by your code. I didn't get to see him coach, but I did get to watch a few UCLA home games. I watched UCLA destroy South Carolina a few years back.

The campus is BEAUTIFUL! It is very very large. Hopefully your classes are near your living area or you may want to invest in some hiking boots. I'm pretty sure most freshman LOSE the Freshman 15! There are plenty of beautiful people. The student body is very diverse, so you'll find beautiful people from all cultures. The dorm food is bomb! You also eat on real Corningware dishes and silverware. NO plastic or funky colored trays and plates here *sigh*. It doesn't feel like a dorm. The new dinning hall experience is like visiting a convention center dining area inside a hotel.

Undie Run! I was visiting a poker buddy of mine and I got a chance to take part in the Undie Run! I already had my degree not from UCLA, so I didn't feel the complete joy of completing Finals or graduating. Basically if you haven't heard, the Undie Run is a way Bruins blow of steam after finals by running on to campus in only their underwear. The only con for this run is I wish I knew about it sooner, because I was running 1 or 2 years-POST-6 pack. I could have worked out more. Also, I have only been lifting weights when I did workout I slacked off on the cardio. So running/jogging a quarter mile to campus I learn how out of shape I was. I felt more like 10 minute car than a 10 second car, not fast or furious. It was a bit creepy how spectators would stand by and record what was going on. That was still less disturbing than a guy who wanted me to give him a boost so he can ride the UCLA bear statue and he was wearing only a Jock Strap. NEGATIVE!~! Some students went crazy in the quad and started setting of sprinklers. The cops later broke up the celebration. There was this on crazy chick enjoying herself that was wearing only a g-string with her hair as a top. Maybe she wanted to be a mermaid.

I'm sorry but I have to add the best movie quote about UCLA from the movie Can't Hardly Wait:

"Kenny Fisher: I mean peep this - They say here 92 percent of the honeys at UCLA are sexually active. 92 percent of the women in Los Angeles at UCLA walking around going, "Class... or sex? What shall I do?" 92 percent, yo! Hey, you know what that means?

Ritchie Koolboy: What?

Kenny Fisher: It means I gots a 92 percent chance of embarrassing myself. I roll up on that shorty be like, "What's up yo?" she be like, "You don't know 20 different ways to make me call you Big Poppa" cuz I don't yo. "

Besides the beautiful women and crazy parties. This a wonderful school where you can get your Learn ON! Yes, you do have to study unlike private schools. It is like any other great UC! *cough* USC sucks ass! UCLA you are awesome. Please accept me!!

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Carlsbad, California

Gorgeous campus. Very close to Santa Monica. Drive around it in Westwood Village.

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My alma mater. A beautiful campus 20 minutes away. Go west on Sunset to Hilgard. You will pass Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills and hit all the hot spots on Sunset on the way over.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

parking is terrible, campus is beautiful, I've come here to work on commercials to many set works because people love to come here to make movies. it has a film production class because its located in LA where everyone likes to film. ive also come here for the many shows that are hosted at their beautiful halls

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

My alma mater. :) UCLA is a great institution to attend, not only because it's a strong academically, but it's a well-rounded university. We've got excellent professors, student athletes, facilities, architecture, location, weather, and even food. There's a rich experience waiting those who attend here and you can find your niche in just about anything (or create it if needed!).

There are a lot of great hidden gems on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. The campus is rich with history too, even though the university is not yet 100 years old. We've got some amazing traditions and intriguing stories and folklore. And for those who don't attend, it's still a great place to visit to enjoy the beauty.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

University of California, Los Angeles. The best school in the UC system in the southern part of California, and right next to Bel Air. Check out Pauley Pavilion, nearby Westwood Village, as well as their dining halls, some of the best in the country.

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Local from San Pedro, California

I wanted to go to college when I was younger because my uncle went here, but I've gone to many a football games with him instead, and have always had a blast!

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Anaheim, California, USA

I have to be honest, though i did not go to this school, it has a beautiful campus

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UCLA is an absolutely incredible place to grow. This place literally offers everything you want. And you will get everything you want here if you have the courage and motivation to get it. The MASSIVE diversity of student groups here is will shape your experience. Gorgeous campus, gorgeous student body, world class professors, events happening ALL the time. There are always people out and about in pretty much every corner of the campus throughout the day and night at UCLA because there is so much going on all the time. And oh my god, the food. The FOOD here is incredible. I don't know the current ranking now, but when I was there were were ranked #3 in the nation as far as food. This place has more than everything that you can ask for . You just have throw yourself in there and get it.

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Orange County, CA

As a bruin-for-life, I must dedicate this review to my Alma mater. UCLA is one of those institutions with prestige, acclaim, and accolades, not to mention a huge sports program (1st to 100 championships, woo). Thanks to my stint at UCLA, I am now a functioning member of society who contributes to the community and demonstrates pride in her schooling. I was recently on campus again and found that although some things have changed, much has remained the same. I can vouch that Bruins have blue and gold running through their veins, now and forever.

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