really enjoyed UC generally—the campus is beautiful, classmates are mostly
friendly and the professors are helpful.
Since it's a large
university, you will run into all sorts of people. Most
people (students & professors) are friendly and open, but you
will run into some arrogant and close-minded ones. I don't
let it ruin my experience at UC though.
definitely what you put in, and if you take care
of yourself and your education, you will be fine.
The social life lacks tremendously because most people keep to
themselves, unless they're in Greek or highly involved in activities.
Unless you make an effort to talk to people, you
will remain as a you are—and stay in your dorm
on the weekends.
Some classes are taught by TAs
or lackluster professors who treat their students like numbers in
large classes. Basically, it's what you put-in at UC—and you
need to stand-out.