University of California - Los Angeles Reviews

  • 98 Reviews
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,218
94% of 98 students said this degree improved their career prospects
99% of 98 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Ron
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2015
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 1967
"UCLA is a very diversified community wherein you can pursue your interests. You can expose yourself to various fields of study to help you narrow on an area of concentration as well as broaden your horizons into new dimensions. The broad range of students will enhance the experience. Great sports and cultural programs and a wonderful campus as well. After 4 years in liberal arts, I moved on to the MBA program to complete my studies. Not to mention all this done in a top 12 undergraduate university and top 10 business program."
Salvador Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 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."
JS
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2015
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 1956
"I started college very young & unsure of myself. I was only 16. I had a vague idea that I wanted to be a teacher. I became an adult while I was at UCLA. Many of my classes were large but most of the professors were available to meet with me when I needed support. I made friends that I still have all these years later. And, yes, I became a teacher and an administrator."
K Mac
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2015
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 1994
"UCLA provides access to many resources and experts for students. In the College of Letters and Science, I had many engaging professors that made the academic experience memorable. In addition, UCLA provides the following: - extensive alumni network, - many clubs and extracurricular activities, and - numerous internship possibilities in diverse areas of work and study. Caution: The lectures in my major had many students, so students had to put in effort to meet the professors and graduate assistants."
Lisa
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2014
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2013
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2013
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"1) good fit 2) liked it 3) wouldnt change study"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"Yes, it was a good fit. I loved the campus, the many opportunities afforded by a large university, and the traditional college campus experience. I am also a person who likes a big city, so I liked being in LA and on a large campus (but it didn't ever feel too big). Yes, I would because I really enjoyed my field of study. It also helped me get into a masters program that I loved, which led me to my current career. Although I might make more money if I studied business/finance, biology, etc, I would not be very satisfied and fulfilled in my life. + Add Report Browse Responses Displaying 14 of 32 respondents « Prev Next » Jump To: Go » Select a page to view below or view all pages: « » Response Type: Normal Response Collector: New Link (Web Link) Edit Response Delete Custom Value: empty IP Address: 128.59.106.180 Response Started: Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:56:25 AM Response Modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:03:51 AM 26. Tell us about your college experience. Was your school a good fit for you? Why or Why Not? Yes, it was a good fit. I loved the campus, the many opportunities afforded by a large university, and the traditional college campus experience. I am also a person who likes a big city, so I liked being in LA and on a large campus (but it didn't ever feel too big). 27. Now that you've graduated, would you choose the same degree? Why or Why Not? Yes, I would because I really enjoyed my field of study. It also helped me get into a masters program that I loved, which led me to my current career. Although I might make more money if I studied business/finance, biology, etc, I would not be very satisfied and fulfilled in my life. Choose a school that feels right for you, not anyone else. Study whatever you are passionate about. In the end, it's not really important what your degree is, as long as you have one. You can always change fields later on, and most companies like diversity, and hiring people with different expertise. You will ultimately be happier if you study what you like, rather than what you think you should study, or what your parents say you should study. (I studied history, English literature and French)."