« on: December 18, 2004, 01:38:18 AM »
First off some background: I live in Beverly Hills (about 3 miles from campus); went to UCLA for 4 years undergrad, raised in LA, OC, and SD...i am a so cal whore. I am telling those that arent from Cali about what LA is like...to be specific, the Westside. Cause West LA is a whole lot different than say; the bay area or SD or OC or even other parts of LA (something out of staters often don't get)
The school is super diverse. Politically it is a moderate school...with the wings thinking it is too opposite their view. Mostly politically apathetic though. Racially its about 60 percent white, 30 percent asian, and the rest latino. If you are used to black people, its going to be a hell of a culture shock. Looks matter so kids take care of themselves. The gym is always packed! since it s a big school you can find groups of peeps for all your cliques, you got the greeks, the athletes, the artsy people, the comp sci kids, etc etc. ITS FLIPPING HUGE...and often the red tape shows it.
The area is hella nice. North is Bel Air Estates, South is Westwood, West is Brentwood/Santa Monica, and East is Beverly Hills/Holmby Hills. Girls can walk around at all times alone and homeless people are usually chill.
You will get used to seeing nice cars and flashy greaseball guys. you will always end up buying groceries or some other stuff next to someone famous...or you will see them running their dog or something...you get over it fast.
There is too much to type...ahhhh!!! If anyone wants more info on LA or SD schools...just let me know.