University of California-Los Angeles Visit Report by collegebound116
Visit to University of California-Los Angeles in May 2013 by collegebound116(Student)
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Campus Tour: Yes - We had the typical walk around campus with reasonably friendly guides. The weather at that time of year was very pleasant. Going here requires a lot of walking as the classes are uphill from the dorm.
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Campus Visit Notes for University of California-Los Angeles
At UCLA it is very easy to feel like a foreigner, which, in my case, was pretty exciting. Having just come over from a Caltech visit, we immediately went to the student store to get "lunch" and uncovered some awesome snacks like Pocky, etc, usually only available at my local Hmart. A number of students there spoke in Korean which really got in the way of eavesdropping on conversations and figuring out what students thought about the school. There were other languages represented there too, a pair walked behind us speaking what I think was German. Later, the guides told us that a large number of world languages are taught there (maybe 5o-60ish?). They even had classes in Klingon, which just sounded silly. I had trouble finding the entrance where we were supposed to meet and the students that I talked to were very helpful and nice. The tour was made up of different oddball stories about the child prodigy math professor and the like. There was a small impromptu information session where we were told the basics of how to apply, but no great advise there. The school/hospital area is rather contained and very far from the dorms. Imagining the walk up by the football field and up that giant hill everyday gives me shivers. It might not be for everyone, but for most people UCLA is a peaceful and pleasant place to be.