University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - General Information

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University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in Westwood, California. Founded in 1919 as the Southern Branch of the University of California, UCLA is one of the oldest universities in California public university system.

With more than 45,000 students and over 300 strong majors, UCLA is one of the top universities in United States and worldwide. UCLA has always been one of the dream schools for students all over the world.

While UCLA housing department encourage students to live on campus, due to the high demand for the desirable on-campus housing, there is almost always a short supply.

UCLA Housing Department also provides housing options for family students. Again, the family house is very popular and the demand is much higher than supply, so prospective students usually need to sign up as soon as the registration opens.

The University Housing department will do their best to fulfill the registration. But those who do not make it will be placed on a waiting list for the next dorm that opens up.

Another option is off-campus housing. Westwood Village is a very well developed town. There are many residents living in the city and plenty of apartments and houses. Students who want more residential life should choose to live off-campus as it can be cheaper, more flexible and more fun.