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Impressions Of
University of California, Los Angeles

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Reasons to attend and to not attend University of California, Los Angeles

To Attend

  • “The quarter system. It’s helpful and I personally love it.”
  • “It has international prestige, which is very important. A UCLA degree makes you very employable, even back in Asia.”
  • “I enjoy the social life. It taught me a lot, made me more confident and a better conversationalist, and I think that will add a lot of value when I go back home.”
  • “Academic rigor. You learn a lot from the professors, assuming you choose the right ones. I’ve had some really amazing professors and T.A.’s.”
  • “The diversity. You see different types of people everywhere, which is a really cool part of going here.” [About 12% of students are international, 28% are Asian, 22% are Hispanic, and 27% of students are White.]
  • “We have awesome athletic teams.”
  • “The campus is gorgeous.”

To Not Attend

  • “You definitely have to reach out into social groups, organizations, or whatever you want to do. If you don’t make an effort to reach out a little bit, you’re going to be left doing nothing. There are always people handing out flyers and stuff, but if you don’t take the time to show up to a meeting, nothing will come to you. You have to go for it yourself.”
  • “If you don’t have a car, it can be really unbearable. I am lucky to make friends who have cars and drive around. Public transportation is pretty bad.”
  • “The sheer number of students can be pretty overwhelming and makes the campus feel overcrowded.”
  • “It can be hard to get involved in clubs.”
  • “The classes themselves can be really big, therefore making the professors less accessible.” [70% of UCLA’s undergraduate classes have 30 or fewer students.]
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