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The University of California - Los Angeles

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueD University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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He cares more about Individual Value than the average student.
Date: Sep 25 2009
Major: Physics (This Major's Salary over time)
Professors are experts in the field. If you are a dedicated student and excel in your classes there is opportunity to do research or build connections with these professors.

For the most part curriculum is very well thought out and courses are relevant and taught well.

UCLA has an incredibly diverse student body with some students there to enjoy the college experience and others who are very serious, intent on making their mark in the world or in academia. Also, people come from all different backgrounds.

The negatives are similar that you would find at other large universities. The mentoring and counseling isn't great. You have to seek out any connections or ask for advice if you want it.

The workload is much higher than h.s. and it takes a certain amount of discipline to excel. This is especially true in the sciences and engineering. This can be difficult at times with all the distractions of college life.

Socially UCLA can be a bit overwhelming with so many different people from different backgrounds. It helps if you join some sort of organization with people of similar interest as the school is so large you probably won't get to know people from your classes until you get to the junior or senior level.

questionTo the student who wrote this statement - I'm a female physics major who is applying for UCLA, UCSB,and UCDavis for the upcoming fall. Would you recommend UCLA, or the other UC schools, or would you recommend a smaller CA school? Am really a tad lost, as I've heard mixed reviews on the UC teachers in physics. Would really appreciate your thoughts. L.D.
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