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Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
UCLA, like many colleges is really set up for research and graduate students. They are constantly building new buildings while saying they need to raise tuition due to funding cuts. Now there are positives and negatives with UCLA. The college is large and offers a lot but that is also the negative because as an undergraduate you are a number and it is impersonal. You have large class sizes and will have to introduce yourself to your professor at their office hours-they really don't know who is in their class. TAs do the teaching but these are often just graduate students trying to pay for their continuing education. I thought most of the TAs were well meaning but not that good. Also UCLA t won't help you get a better job or career but that won't stop the alumni center from constanly calling you and asking for donations. Don't even get me going on how they now cram 3 people into dorms built for 2. They say they value diversity but not diversity of political thought. Almost all of the professors are left wing at least in political science and anyone with a different point of view is ridiculed. My best advice for every student at every college is they should first go to the career planning center and see what sort of job they can get. UCLA and most colleges just set you up to do more college-great after paying big bucks and earning an undergraduate degree you find out that you are most qualified to do is... go to more college. Parents should realize they are just paying for their kids to go to school and party. If you are a graduate student or an adult returning for a certificate it might be better but undergrads are the bottom of the food chain.
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