University of California - Los Angeles Reviews of Bachelor's in Biology

  • 12 Reviews
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,473
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Eden F
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Beyond being one of the best schools in the nation, UCLA really felt like a home away from home. The academics are superb and I get to learn in an environment with other individuals who are seeking to thrive. Also, Los Angeles is a wonderful location to learn because you get all the excitement and distraction of city life without feeling cramped."
Suriya Karim
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Amazing faculty and professors. They really guide and challenge on your educational career. There are many opportunities for students to engage in research and volunteer work on and off campus. Faculty at the school are excellent and very helpful in your courses across the campus and across the discipline. It would be helpful if they had more accessible career and graduate options and events for students on campus."
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"UCLA is a fantastic place to pursue an undergraduate degree. Located in the heart of Westwood, it has the perfect environment to have a varied breadth of experiences. There are a wide number of courses to choose from, and it is convenient to know which classes to take through bruin"
Amanda Orozco
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I loved my time at UCLA as an undergraduate - I grew a lot as a person from being able to interact with a diverse set of students, take advantage of on-campus opportunities and challenge myself with a difficult major and a heavy courseload. I majored in Physiological science and minored in English - getting the best of both North and South campuses. Ultimately, after graduating, I realized that my intended career path into medicine was not for me but taking the science classes at UCLA I believe was still worth it. I learned a lot and I think it differentiates me from the rest in my intended career path now - into publishing."
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"UCLA is a renowned university that caters to all walks of life. With over 125 undergraduate majors in six different academic divisions, students can explore various subjects to find what they are most passionate about. The presence of a quarter system enables students to maximize the number of classes they may take in an academic year to either complete their degree in a timelier fashion or explore additional courses that may peak their interest. The comradery amongst classmates and colleagues fosters a sense of teamwork and support amongst students, ensuring the academic excellence of the students. In addition to the diverse academic course offerings, UCLA is an inclusive university that respects and takes pride in its diverse student and faculty population. The Student Activities Centers offers services that cater to transfer students, non-traditional students, members of the LGBTQ community, war veterans and much more. This institution also offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that enable students to develop and discover their passions outside of school. With over 800 clubs, students are bound to find one that suits their interest. Moreover, students also have the opportunity to collaborate with one another as well as faculty members to create new clubs."
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Enrollment for specific classes, especially the classes I required for my major, graduate school, or were simply aligned with my interests, was deeply irritating and unfair. However, my college experience, due to the people and environment, was unforgettable."
Tima D
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"The rigor and quality of courses at UCLA was overall satisfactory. I always felt challenged and, for the most part, it didn't feel like I was learning useless facts. However, I think the Physiology department (now Integrative Biology and Physiology) should be reworked. Rather than move toward minimizing math requirements for the major, I think math should be more heavily integrated into the program. To think that majoring in a science discipline shouldn't require an understanding of math is naive. Mathematical modeling and statistical analysis are powerful tools for understanding physiological processes. My one other qualm with UCLA was the speed of the quarter system. I got very good at memorizing things, especially later in the quarter when the quantity of information increases exponentially, but with that came the ability to quickly forget tested material in order to make room for the next set of information. Aside from these two things, though, I really enjoyed UCLA. The campus and surrounding area is beautiful, the professors are extremely intelligent, the students are tolerant and level-headed, and there is ample opportunity to get involve in research as an undergraduate. I feel like this program prepared me for my current educational environment as a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering."
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"UCLA is an amazing place to learn and grow; however, given how large the school is, you have to find the opportunities yourself. In most lower-division classes, you are one of hundreds of students and have to fight to get a moment with the professor, and often it is a hit-or-miss with the quality of either the professor or the TA. With hundreds of extracurricular, you will undoubtedly find your niche and develop valuable life skills in the process. With this and any large university, you have the obligation as a student to be proactive. For me, UCLA taught me to be independent, advocating for myself, and also humble, seeking help when I needed it."
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Competitive. Not all counselors are helpful. A lot of school spirit. Classes are difficult but there are many professors willing to help."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Great school and enjoyed the experience of attending UCLA. It was a great location, close to the beach and had a lot of activities to do in Los Angeles."
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"My college has extensive classes and clubs on campus so no matter what field or activities you are in/enjoy, you will surely find your needs met at this school. However, classes are limited, hard to get into, and sometimes a struggle, especially with such a large number of students in the lower divisional classes."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Tell us about your college experience.I thought it was a good experience because my lab work there allowed me to get a job after college. I found a relevant job that paid well so I am quite happy.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would possibly switch to computer science because they have higher earning potential right now."