Secondly, does the size of the school intimidate you in anyway? In other words, it's a given that resources, offices and professors are certainly out of reach, much as they are in a big university. So, with that knowledge, how do you think you'll cope with that kind of impersonal attention?
<p>This is very very untrue. Everything is within reach at UCLA, you just have to take the time to reach for it. The notion that the large nature of the school makes things inaccessible is like saying that because the world is big, it's not at your fingertips. It is. </p>
<p>Yes, you will have big lectures where you'll just be another face...that is if you let yourself just be another face. In fact, I've made sure that every professor I've had knew me by name come final exam time. EVERY professor. Why? That way, when I walked into their office, they could offer me better help with any issues I had with the material. That way, two years from now, they'll at least have a passing memory of me when I ask for a letter of rec. That way, I'm at least worth talking to after class.</p>
<p>So many students at UCLA forget that while the school is huge, their department probably isn't. And even if you're a history major, you have affinity groups that you can form within the faculty anyway.</p>
<p>Anyway, point being: UCLA, or any other large university for that matter, is as big, or small, as you make it.</p>