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

4.74 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,218
100% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Lauren - 4/24/2018
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2011
"Have you ever wanted to feel like your life was a movie? Well at UCLA you can! Dozens of movies and television shows have been filmed at the school. And for good reason -- the picturesque campus is filled with stately Italian Romanesque-style buildings, stretching green lawns, a total of six swimming pools, and a year-round sunny climate. Aesthetics aside, UCLA is really known for its academics and diverse student body, with high-achieving undergraduates and graduates from all over California and the rest of the world. Boasting top medical, law, business, and architecture schools, as well as a myriad of innovative STEM programs, UCLA attracts outstanding professors, including nobel-prize winners, MacArthur Genius fellows, and world-class teachers like author Jared Diamond and even actor James Franco. UCLA also has a distinguished athletics program, consistently ranking first or second nationally for most NCAA titles and has won more olympic medals than most countries. The campus, which is nestled in cosy Westwood, is in the heart of a thriving and progressive metropolis bustling with arts, culture, delicious food, and an amazing coastline. Artsy folks can visit the Hammer museum on campus, stroll the sculpture garden, or visit the sprawling world-renowned Getty museum a few miles away (its free!). Hike or rock-climb in the canyons of Malibu, head down to the beach for a sunset surf, or stroll the promenade in Santa Monica for entertainment and tasty dining. If you attend UCLA, the opportunities as a student -- and in your future -- are never-ending!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2009
"UCLA is a wonderful experience with a beautiful surrounding campus. It's a great place to network and meet brilliant young minds who will enrich your lives."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gary Brown - 5/27/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 1973
"UCLA was the only university that I applied to and I was lucky to be admitted. UCLA was a challenging and rigorous academic environment. The quarter system squeezed the time available to cover the necessary subject manner. You definitely had to learn time management. I was an Economics major because there was not an undergraduate Business Administration major. However, there were several Business and Accounting classes that were available. I was an Economics major because I wanted to major in something that I thought might lead to a job in the business world. While this background was helpful in obtaining my initial jobs in the business world, the longer I was out of school the more I realized that the ability to problem solve and interact with people were critical components for success, and traits that could be received through many majors. I have maintained friendships with my Sophmore roommate all of these years. I have had season football tickets since 1975 and have served in leadership positions in the Alumni Association. The longer that you are away from UCLA the more you appreciate it and the more that you want to give back!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Steve Bennett - 5/22/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 1988
"Attending UCLA was one of the best decisions I have made. The school is demanding and the payoff was rewarding. I am very connected to UCLA and have made life long friends there, both while attending and as an alumni. If you want a challenging and rewarding college experience, attending UCLA is the way to go."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ken D. Duong - 5/21/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2004
"UCLA was one of the greatest times of my life because I was able to interact with diverse groups of people, learn about myself through interactions with others of diverse backgrounds, and the support of the alumni network is amazing. I was able to engage in so many activities that opened my mind to the world, especially the study abroad program in Spain. After that program, I started travelling all over the world and have been to over 25 countries before my 40s."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Brian Kao - 5/20/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 1993
"You can't go wrong with choosing this university. This school has it all: academics, athletics, diversity, entertainment, beautiful campus, and more. I have made lifelong friends and a respected degree that has opened many doors for me. If you are still undecided, please go on a campus visit. Go Bruins!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Salvador Rodriguez - 5/14/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 1991
"What makes UCLA unique as an institution of higher learning is that it doesn't just prepare you for a career, it actually prepares you for a lifetime of learning. Sure, UCLA has many majors and schools of interest, as do many great colleges and universities. But few universities prepare you to deal with the macrocosm of life, business, and practicality as does this university. Regardless of major or program, you are competing against some of the best students in the country (and world!); learning valuable life lessons like problem-solving (how do I get from campus to my P/T job and back), to time management. The successful UCLA student graduates with a mastery of these skills, and many others, as well as an appreciation of what it takes to balance educational attainment with real life/work balance. In addition, those same students that you compete against in the lower level "weeder" classes are also going thru the same experience, sharing the same trials, tribulations, pitfalls and achievement ... and soon enough, some of them will become your lifelong friends. Some of my closest friends now are people I met while we were students at UCLA. Lastly, the microcosm that is UCLA is perfectly set against the megalopolis that is Los Angeles. You have all the opportunities to explore the world within one of the greatest cities in the nation: arts, entertainment, sports, outdoor activities... it's all there for the taking. Make the most of your experience - remember to focus on classes, enjoy the sights, and get a world-class education that is second to none."