@10s4life just graduated from UCLA last month with a degree in electrical engineering. When he was applying to colleges, UCLA was always near the top of his list and he is glad he got to spend the past 4 years there. He is excited to be able to help answer some of your questions and share his experience being a Bruin.
In high school he knew he wanted to stay in California and pretty much applied to most of the UC’s, a CSU, one out of state school, and one private school. Coming out of high school, @10s4life didn’t have the best academic stats (nor was he in academic clubs) but he was heavily involved in ASB and was a recruited athlete for schools outside of CA. When choosing his major, he decided he didn’t like writing all that much but did pretty well in the E&M part of physics so he chose to apply as an electrical engineering major. He wanted to attend a large school that had a great balance of social life, sports, school spirit, and academics. After admission decisions were released, there wasn’t any doubt in his mind: UCLA was the perfect choice.
He had high expectations going into his freshman year and over the next four years wasn’t disappointed. While being an engineering major was rigorous, it was extremely rewarding and he met some of his best friends in college. On campus he was an Engineering Ambassador (you might’ve had a campus tour from him) and involved with the Freshman Engineering Mentor Program. He also rushed and ended up joining a fraternity his first quarter on campus; being a part of Greek life was a huge part of his campus experience. And while the football and basketball programs haven’t been the best since he became a student, games were all still a lot of fun and all the students really rally around game day.
@10s4life will be our Guest Student of the Week so make sure to ask him about his experience at UCLA or the college admissions process.