Anderson is a very challenging school. Students have demanding and packed schedules through both years, and students are expected to carry their academic responsibilities alongside any extracurricular and employment related work as well. There are academic advising opportunities through tutors and professor makes themselves very available to all students, regardless of day of week or hour of the day and night. Coursework is a diverse mix of theory and practice in all fields from accounting to marketing to finance and business strategy. Regardless of material and quantitative versus qualitative load, students are expected to perform at the highest level in both group and individual exercises. The first year is survivable mostly because of the great environment amongst students...we teach each other and work together. Competition does not mean that we don't help one another to achieve excellence.
Quality of Life
Cost of living in reasonable, even though Los Angeles is such a large and metrolpolitan city. Most students live near campus and social life is well balanced. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation and Westwood is a gorgeous small college town within greater LA. The Anderson library is nicest on campus; so nice, in fact, that most of the space has been restricted for only MBAs in order to keep undergraduates away. There many great dining options on and near campus, a great benefit to such a diverse area. The local Westwood community is a UCLA economy and relations and safety are excellent with police and university and locals. Overall, students are very happy living in Westwood, Brentwood, and even closer to the Pacific popular Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach.