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The University of California - Los Angeles

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC- University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Unhelpful

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Excess Competition
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He cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: May 02 2004
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
UCLA is arguably one of the most well known schools in the world (no joke). It's also the most applied to school in the nation (46,000 applicants for the Fall 2004 term). The school has its ups and downs. As a computer science major who has transfered from the community college, I went from an easy going chill environment, to an extremely competitive grunge atmosphere.

The engineering department is superb, but pretty tough to do well in, especially computer science. I'd say the majority of computer science courses are in a way that no matter how hard you study, it wouldn't matter because the best you can do anyway is probably getting a B. Once you realize this, it isn't so bad, you just become apathetic and devote your time to other things besides studying (because you know it's a lost cause).

What I dislike about UCLA is the seemingly decreasing diversity on campus. If you look around, you'll barely see any Mexicans or Blacks on campus anymore (sharply contrasted from about 5-10 years ago). Fees are being increased, sometimes seemingly in a toned down way. For example we had about a hundred new top of the line computers installed in a brand new computer lab and I later found out that we were being charged an extra $28 per engineering course because of this. The sports teams also suck as well (especially football).

Girls wise, UCLA isn't so bad, but just don't look for any nice ones in engineering. I'd say almost all the girls in engineering are ugly, with maybe one or two exceptions of course. If you're looking for hot girls, go to North campus and you'll find a bunch (North campus is the part of UCLA where the liberal arts majors have classes).

Oh yeah, UCLA is situated right in Westwood. It's an awesome place filled with lots of shops and restaurants. Westwood is basically an extended part of UCLA, and by the way, it's EXTREMELY safe. I've gone out alone late at night (3 am and sometimes later) without worrying about crime.

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