Review of University of California-Los Angeles

Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: J L., Student Posted: September 18, 2010

My review

The Good:

There's nothing particularly outstanding about the school, to be honest. Four years in, I've realized that the school isn't all that, but the students are--civic leaders, entrepreneurs and future scientists. And the student diversity.

The Bad:

Paying more for less. It's unacceptable that students have to pay much more (33% this coming year) for fewer services and resources. Many classrooms are dilapidated, labs lack equipment and I've noticed a decline in the school's overall educational quality throughout my four years here. It bothers me a lot that more fiscal resources are funneled over to athletics than to academia.

And Westwood is also a dying college town--half of the businesses on Westwood Blvd are shuttered and the rest don't even cater to the college crowd. You seriously need a car.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Location

The financial aid process did not matter as I did not apply for any aid.

Professors are generally Challenging

The night life is Memorable

Every student at this school needs A competitive edge.

About the reviewer

Currently a Senior

You might also consider Berkeley, UCSD, UCI, UC Riverside

I wish I knew The premeds.

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