Ooh, I'm not dissing ramen; I've had some good ramen in the Bay Area.
But I seriously think that the ramen at UCLA is of the instant kind. They look like instant ramen (too many waves in the strand, y'know?, and they're pretty thin noodle strands), and they TASTE like instant noodle ramen (I kid you not.)
Instant noodles usually have hight fat content because they were lightly fried before packaged. Not all instant ones are like that though. But the non-fat (not fried before) ones seem to be only sold in Asian supermarket (like Ranch 99). Udon is another healthy alternative and sold at regular supermarkets as well as Ranch 99 though Ralphs sell it for much higher price, as if it's some kind of exotic delicacy.
I don't think the noodle itself contains much sodium. I think the sodium comes mostly from the soup base (the powder). You take all that sodium listed only if you drink all of the soup.
side note....i think they need to wash the plates and cups more thoroughly. a cup i grabbed today had some residue in it. one last night too. two salad bowls i grabbed had caked on food..the third one had a speck of something but i wiped it off. and earlier this year i had a cup with an imprint of someone's lips from chapstick that was still on the cup! in hindsight i should have reported that cup to management or something.