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University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Anderson School of Management

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“Great”
June 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Awesome location in Los Angeles California! Sunny and always very fun.

Downers

It is a big school where making friends might not be as easy and you won’t know everyone.

Comments

Berkeley has a better reputation but honestly their culture sucks and students are depressed so go to UCLA.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“UCLA B.A Econs”
July 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The school is really supportive of you in your career right from the very first day. Careers office is excellent

Downers

The culture at UCLA might have a little too much party vibe and might not be suitable for everyone.

Comments

Apply early as application closes a month earlier than other schools. If you do get accepted, do not hesitate!

Would You Recommend

Yes

“UCLA review”
June 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

I like how much diversity is shown. The school also has very good courses to take and the staff is very caring.

Downers

I don't like that there are so many people that attend though. It seems like it'd be hard to have one on one time with professors in times of struggle.

Comments

Overall, I'd say that UCLA is a very respected school and would be great to get into.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Lectures”
January 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The UCLA Anderson School of Management brings in great lecturers for its students.

Downers

I cant think of any things I would critique at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Comments

UCLA Anderson School of Management has a strong program. Would recommend.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great for LA jobs”
May 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Location is great. Students are kind and helpful. Professors are ready to work with you if you're not grasping a concept.

Downers

Nothing really. I guess I wish the cost of living was lower.

Comments

This is obvious, but do well on the LSAT! It's your best bet to get in.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“UCLA is a very prestigious school”
February 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

UCLA is a very prestigious school with a diverse student body, excellent job recruiting, decent part scene, and beautiful LA campus, but it is seriously overcrowded, the administration bureaucracy is absolutely terrible, and the competition in all reasonably hard majors is cutthroat. There are almost always three ppl to each tiny dorm room and realistically the average student will have almost all huge classes (the number of small classes they advertise is misleading because you need tons of small classes to balance out one large class from the student perspective -the smallest class I've had in three years was a 60 person philosophy GE). Some professors try to help but the sheer quantity of students they have makes it hard, and many classes (especially math, science, econ) are specifically designed to weed students out of worthwhile majors and often have test averages below 50%. Class enrollment is a nightmare -you will likely only be able to get 2/4 classes you need each quarter.

Downers

This school does have its negatives, as most schools do. But overall, most people who do get in and decide to go here make the best of it. Yes it is very competitive, but I personally do not see that as a bad thing. It makes us all better. Some here do make it seem grades are everything but there is definitely a diversity of students who don't just spend all day and night studying to get all As. When they say there are all kinds of people here, there really are. No matter what your personal beliefs are, there is a group for you and people who share those beliefs. This school is preparing us for the real world where no one holds your hand and takes you through life.

Comments

The campus itself is amazing and the classes are very interesting taught by extremely smart professors.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Best on the West that isn't Stanford :)”
December 2016CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Collaborative environment - competition can be heavy, especially in the FT program (vs. FEMBA or EMBA), but the school works to foster collaboration as well. Learning to be part of a team and contribute where you add the most value is extremely useful and more challenging than I expected. They have a lot of extremely talented professors and faculty - often professors that have and could teach at with higher prestige, but I'm guessing they wanted to live in LA!

They have been extremely helpful in accommodating me while I was dealing with some health issues.

Downers

No "tracks" for the FEMBA program; I also feel like there is a lot of talk about what to do to get a career and the support provided is somewhat inconsistent. I think that the FEMBA program could improve in a few ways and that the school does a disservice to students by allowing the antipathy between the two groups to exist.

FEMBA Career services could use some help - they could definitely provide better/more active support.

I think that some of their rhetoric ends there. Generally, the bureaucratic side is not pretty.

Comments

Make sure you want to get an MBA. If you do, then this is an excellent school to pursue it at.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“UCLA-Summer Session C”
November 2016CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Great environment, located in one of the best areas in LA.

Downers

Accommodation could be improved a lot especially in hot summer, some rooms can be intolerable

Comments

In a word, UCLA is a very great school with nice teachers and brilliant classmates.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great school, great environment”
March 2016CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

School location and quality of professors is excellent. Can't beat living in LA.

Downers

Liberal student body. There have been some seriously silly student body movements in the past.

Comments

It is not so cutthroat like other top schools. Relaxed atmosphere - bring your sandals.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Review of UCLA”
January 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

public research university, second oldest undergraduate campus, really great learning environment

Downers

study a lot, intense research, and most importantly competitive environment

Comments

public research university, second oldest undergraduate campus, really great learning environment

Would You Recommend

No

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